I’m trying to automate the placement of several columns via Dynamo. I have created an excel spreadsheet using Grasshopper and Lunchbox. Each point has a separate Z coordinate. However, when Dynamo places the columns they are all being ‘flattened’ onto Level 1. I’ve modified the column family so that it is disassociated from the work plane but they are still be placed on level 1. If I use a generic model family which is dissociated from the work plane it works fine. So can I control the column base/height when positioning?
I know that Dynamo has a ‘FamilyInstance.ByPointAndLevel’ node but this would require filtering out the data into various levels which seems cumbersome. Is there a better way?