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Bob_Zurunkle
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Rotation in Any Axis

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02-23-2012 09:25 AM

Is it possible to create a family that can be loaded in on any view, and rotated in any direction?

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Bob_Zurunkle wrote:

That would be cool :smileyhappy: and much appreciated!


As promised, I have written a blog article about rotation in 3 different axis:

 

http://planta1.com/forum/entry.php?12-Rotating-a-Revit-model-family-in-3-different-axis-by-parameters

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Re: Rotation in Any Axis

02-23-2012 01:17 PM in reply to: Bob_Zurunkle

Using multiple levels of nested families, it is possible to make an object rotate in 3 planes: x/y(plan view), y/z (righ/left views), and x/z (front/back views).

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Re: Rotation in Any Axis

02-24-2012 05:16 AM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

Do you know of a step-by-step tutorial on this?

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Re: Rotation in Any Axis

02-25-2012 04:36 PM in reply to: Bob_Zurunkle

Bob_Zurunkle wrote:

Do you know of a step-by-step tutorial on this?


No, I have not seen a step-by-step tutorial about this, but I could write a blog article about it.

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Re: Rotation in Any Axis

02-27-2012 09:07 AM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

That would be cool :smileyhappy: and much appreciated!

If by some odd chance my nattering was useful -- that's great, glad to help. But if it actually solved your issue, then please mark my solution as accepted :smileyhappy:
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Re: Rotation in Any Axis

03-15-2012 01:52 PM in reply to: Bob_Zurunkle

Bob_Zurunkle wrote:

That would be cool :smileyhappy: and much appreciated!


As promised, I have written a blog article about rotation in 3 different axis:

 

http://planta1.com/forum/entry.php?12-Rotating-a-Revit-model-family-in-3-different-axis-by-parameter...

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Bob_Zurunkle
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Re: Rotation in Any Axis

03-16-2012 09:34 AM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

Much obliged :smileyhappy:

If by some odd chance my nattering was useful -- that's great, glad to help. But if it actually solved your issue, then please mark my solution as accepted :smileyhappy:
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Re: Rotation in Any Axis

05-05-2013 10:03 AM in reply to: Bob_Zurunkle

Ridiculous, I simply want to align a modeled in place component (a turnbuckle) with a cable coming from some other turnbuckle at a different height. That blog post is ridiculous.

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Re: Rotation in Any Axis

05-05-2013 11:38 AM in reply to: jcl4439

No, it is not. That article describes a case in which you need 3 rotations simultaneously and control those rotations by parameter. There is another article about rotating elements in generic adaptive families by points. If you just need to align an object to another, without parameters, probably that article does not apply to your particular needs.

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rosskirby
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Re: Rotation in Any Axis

05-05-2013 06:55 PM in reply to: jcl4439

If you're modeling something in place, why would you need to rotate it?  Why not just model it in the correct orientation in the first place?

 

For your given situation, though, why would it need to be rotated in more than one plane?  I assume you have two turnbuckles, one at either end of an angled tension rod, correct? Wouldn't it only need to be rotated in the XY plan (when viewed in elevation)?

 

What was explained in the blog post was a method for creating a family that can rotate in multiple planes.  While it's somewhat complex, especially if you're unfamiliar with the way Revit works, it's certainly not a "ridiculous" solution.  And if you want constructive feedback, I'd recommend a less antagonistic approach.

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