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Place Parametric Cell

Used to place models, which contain parametric content, from DGN files as parametric cells.

You can access this tool from the following:
  • Cell Library dialog: Right-clicking an attached parametric cell and selecting Place Cell
Active Cell Displays the name of the active cell, or None if no cell is activated for placement.
Browse icon Opens the Cell Library dialog.
Variation Displays the active name of the variation which will be used for placement.
Active Angle Sets the angle at which the parametric cell will be placed.
Interactive If on, allows you to interactively place the parametric cell by entering two data points. With this method, you can place the parametric cell at the desired angle interactively.
Variables Lists the values of all variables which will be applied to the placed cell.
Placement Points Displays all the available Placement Points. You can select a convenient placement point for the cell based on your design needs.
Fix Placement Point checkbox If on, fixes the position of the selected placement point after placement of the cell. If you apply any variations to the parametric cell after placement, the variation will respect the position of the fixed placement point. Refer animations below:

Top: Fix Placement Point turned on | Bottom: Fix Placement Point turned off