3.8.C Creating New Component Families

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  • Create a new Console Table component for Eames House that has two parts: a rectangular pedestal and a rectangular table top, similar to the table shown in this image below:
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  • Your new component should offer the following parameters that users can customize the table as needed:
    • Tabletop
      • Tabletop thickness
      • Tabletop width
      • Tabletop length
    • Table
      • Table height
    • Pedestal
      • Pedestal length
      • Pedestal width
      • (Pedestal height will be the table height minus the table thickness, no need to have parameter for this)
    • Materials
      • Table Surface Material
      • Pedestal Material
  • Use the plan view and elevation view below as a guide to create the reference planes and dimensions/parameters that will be used to size these two parts:
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  • Load the new Console Table component family into the Eames project.
  • Place a new instance of the Console Table family and set its properties to match the images below:
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When you have completed this exercise, your model should look like this:

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