The goal is to get a grip on how a family is placed upon a divided surface. In a previous model it often confused me as of how things where placed. Important for this test is the UCS every surface has. I have created a adaptive component family.
First to understand the adaptive component family template I have imported a small Autocad drawing origin to origin.
This tells me that the intersection of the two reference planes is at 0,0. It’s not going to matter much but it’s nice to know. Also the arrows indicate the positive x axis (red) and positive y axis (green) I have added an adaptive point and I create a simple box. See image
I have created this box as follows: Along the pos. X axis the box is 600mm long, along the pos. Y axis the box is 300mm, along the pos. Z axis the box is 900mm. Notice the adaptive point and it’s position. Next I have placed the family on top of the nodes of the surface.
I have placed them without rotating. The interesting part here is that the family seems to get placed differently on surfaces when you look at the orientation of the family and the orientation of the surface local coordinate system.
Look at the first image of the blog and notice that the family seems orientated differently than expected.
Next I will try what effect changing the properties of the adaptive point in the family will do.