The Adaptive Component
functionality is an adaptation of the pattern-based curtain panel.
This functionality is designed to handle cases where components
need to flexibly adapt to many unique contextual conditions. For
example, adaptive components could be used in repeating systems
generated by arraying multiple components that conform to user-defined
Adaptive points are created
by modifying reference points. The geometry drawn by snapping to
these flexible points results in a flexible component.
You can assign a category
to adaptive components.
use of adaptive components is restricted to pattern panel families
and adaptive component templates. Adaptive points cannot be used
in massing families, but families with adaptive points can be placed
into massing. It is not possible to load the Adaptive Component
template into the project environment, but it can be placed in an
To place an adaptive component
You can place the adaptive
model within another adaptive component, in a conceptual mass, in
curtain panels, and in-place masses.
Open a new
adaptive component and
general model using
adaptive points as
- Load the
design component or mass. The following illustrations use the following
general model which contains 4 adaptive points.
- From the Project Browser in your design,
drag the component family into the drawing area. It is listed under
Notice the shape of the
model is represented on the cursor.
- Place the adaptive points of the model
in the conceptual design.
TipPress Esc at any time to place
the model with the current adaptive points. For example, if your
model has 5 adaptive points, pressing escape after placing 2 points
will place the model based on those points.
NoteThe order of point
placement is important. If the component is an extrusion, the direction
of the extrusion will flip when the points are placed counterclockwise.
- You can continue placing multiple iterations
of the model as needed. To manually array the model, select one
and Ctrl-move to place additional instances.
- You can go back to the adaptive component
model, add additional geometry, and reload it.