In one element, identical Cast-in Materials could be dimensioned in different ways. When using "Draw Cast-in Material" and "Edit Cast-in Material" one can set which dimension type each instance should have. 

Available dimension types:

  • Center
  • Extents
  • Extents X
  • Extents Y
  • Extents X Center Y
  • Center X Extents Y
  • Only in X-Direction
  • Only in Y-Direction
  • None


Figure 1: The Cast-in Material 0332 is inserted three times with different dimension types.


Before this functionality will work to its full extends, the user need to modify the families according to the steps below. 

  1. Open the family from the Windows File Explorer. It's very important that the correct family is edited. 
  2. Find the reference planes that should be used for the extents dimension and set it to either front, back, left, right, top, or bottom. 
    1591687761580-544.pngFigure 1: The left reference plane is set to "Left" so that the Cast-in Material will be dimensioned properly.
  3. When all reference planes are set, resave the family into the correct location. 



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