With the new(ish) Revit elevation markers, the help files show how to set up an elevation marker that has a horizontal line through it, with detail number above the line, sheet number below it. That works well for orthogonal elevations, but when the elevation is at an angle the central line rotates. How do we stop this - I want the central line to stay horizontal like it does in East, North, South & West elevations (likewise the label locations)?
It is possible, but the question is, is it worthy? See the attached illustration.
Option 1 is what you want, but it requires some work in the family edirot, and the configuration of two elevation types. Are your users going to remember to select an elevation type depending on the orientation?
Option 2 is an alternative: using another style of annotation symbol that does not have a line inside the circle.
45d increments are easy - just use 8 pointers. Revit will only turn on the closest one.
I finally managed to get it worked out. I had a building that had all kinds of weird angles, so even the 16 point one didn't quite work. So what I did was to keep an 8 point marker for the office standard library (suitable for 0, 45, 90 etc degrees), then made a project specific version, where I rotated the intermediate pointer components to the exact angles I required - then the main marker component stays horizontal. The logic of all this is strange, but it can be made to work, and now my elevation markers comply with the Australian drafting standards.
One trick I did learn was that it is better to rotate/copy the existing pointers so that you inherit their properties. If you just place new ones at 45 degrees you might lose some settings - like the label parameter for the type (when the parent marker changes type in the project, it might be set up to change pointer too).
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