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Fire Alarm Symbol Plan vs. Ceiling

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01-22-2014 05:15 AM

Hi,

 

Why are my fire alarm sysmbols shown in plan view opposite in ceiling view (please see attached)?

 

Any suggestion/comments will be much appreciated.

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Re: Fire Alarm Symbol Plan vs. Ceiling

01-22-2014 07:51 AM in reply to: bvm76

Could you attach your Family file? Also, what version of Revit are you using?

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Re: Fire Alarm Symbol Plan vs. Ceiling

01-22-2014 09:21 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Hi Corey,

 

Please see attached family as requested. I am using Revit Version 2013.

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Re: Fire Alarm Symbol Plan vs. Ceiling

01-22-2014 09:46 AM in reply to: bvm76

In your Family, disable "Maintain Annotation Orientation" - you can find this under Properties with nothing selected OR by going to Family Category and Parameters. This behavior is due to the Reflected Ceiling Plan viewing the object from the opposite direction with Revit trying to maintain the appropriate orientation.

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Re: Fire Alarm Symbol Plan vs. Ceiling

01-23-2014 12:12 AM in reply to: CADastrophe
Great!

What is the main purpose of this and when to use it?
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Re: Fire Alarm Symbol Plan vs. Ceiling

01-23-2014 07:38 AM in reply to: bvm76

It's a case-by-case setting - enable it if you need it. I can't immediately think of an example of when I would want to enable this option.

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