Get parent family of mixed structural foundations


#1

Hi,

Any idea if I’m doing wrong here: Trying to filter pile foundations in a drawing with several types of structural foundations (foundation slabs, wall foundations and isolated foundations). But the Foundation Slabs are seen as Floors which can not return the FamilyInstance.Symbol…

Thx.

Dieter

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#2

20150922-2


#3

Hi Vikram,

but this is giving me the family type name. I would like to filter based on the name of the Family (the parent itself)…

The example above only returs the Type Name…


#4

Deiter, I realized that my reply didn’t satisfy your problem. Posted as it at least didn’t refer to the foundation as a floor

No solution, but, the image below might help add to the confusion :slight_smile:

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#5

Like this?

I will add this to Rhythm shortly.

2015-09-22_07h40_40


#6

Managed to extract the required information.

File: parentFamily.dyn

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#7

The same as the one I last posted, but with nodes.

File: parentFamily-Nodes.dyn

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#8

Have you thought about the parameters within the families that you want, and hope the attached image will help show this.

 

The piles will generally have a pile diameter parameter for there radius/diameter, so in theory you could filter everything by that parameter. This will hopefully save you any filtering later on if these piles was in a pile cap and you wanted to extract them out later on in the script.

 

Pile Foundation


#9

Hi,

Thank you all for these replies. All of them are helpful for this post.
The one from John Pierson is the most suitable for my use case ! So bring on that package, man :slight_smile:

Although the solution of Vikram is better maintainable.

Cheers,

Dieter


#10

Glad to help out! It’s in Rhythm now :slight_smile:

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