As I'm starting to get ready for AU, I'm practicing my family creation for fittings, etc. and came across a really helpful tip - did you know you can use the Align command to extend a line, pipe, duct, etc. to another reference plane or object and then lock it to that plane?
This works great when you're making families that need to have a reference line locked perpendicular to a reference plane, or a pipe to a wall face, etc.
Start by picking the align command - then pick the reference plane you want the line or pipe to extend to:
When the line or pipe is extended, pick the lock icon - this pins the endpoint of the line or element to that reference plane.
So you can use align for more than just parallel geometry - try it out!
thanks - David B.