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assembly with a family table item and relations

puppet

Moderator
i have a small setup and in it , i have 1 part which can vary relative to its family table.



in the assembly i have some simple relations to drive some geometry relative to that family table part.





my question is how would i reference my family table part?

ie

length:cid_2 this dont work as the cid changes with each family table instance



basically i need to be able to switch the family table part to other instances and still have my driving relations work.





RegarDs



PuPPet
 

puppet

Moderator
i kinda of by passed this problem but replaceing the family tree with some conditional statements

ie

if mod1 = 1

a = 20

b = 10

endif



if mod2 = 1

a = 2

b = 3

endif



then made a variable to set which version of the system i wanted. its a pain in the back side, and i am sure there is a simpler way of doing this. if anyone knows please help.



hey isar ur a genious :) hint hint
 

puppet

Moderator
found out this has to do with inheritance

and should use iid instead of cid ..



but it still doesnt work
 

conrat

New member
I am having the same issue. The inheritance does not seem to be updating. If I open the part that is inherited, the value is updated, but not through the inheritance using IID.
 

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