Edit: As suggested by Quan, making the component a parentless child does work, you need to trigger a redraw the parent after placing the child
(right click the parent after closing, select redraw from the DC menu)
With regards to the “Families” I loaded two templates, later I will create the post with a movie file, but for now copy some of the results into a folder (right click on a component and save it to a component folder,)
The mouldings created on the left are base, on the right capital, different insert points. but same family
The doors are another family, the glass member is based on the panel, and so inherits some of its original.
each family member when swapped with another of the same, and will update
the component definition is the same, just the geometry is different
You will notice that I haven’t hid the joins, this is because they are based on using the outer shell & explode method.
so click into the component to the next level, there is a notice, and shell,explode. move out and you are left with a standard DC with no sub-components, which should be a solid with no hidden geometry.
You can change some of the attributes, but it wont change, however swapping will reactive to the values chosen.
try them out, hope to redress this Sunday
moulding template.skp (1.3 MB)