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Revit Flared Shakes
After searching posts and trying various things, I came up with a solution to similar problems I was having while trying to do flared shakes.
Problem 1: Upside down shakes. Shakes come in upside down on wall. Shakes on wall sweep for flare also upside down. It is possible to rotate the shakes on the main wall, but was unable to rotate shakes on curved wall sweep. I think rotating patterns on curves isn't allowed.
Solution: Draw wall as normal. Starting from left or from right seems to make no difference. Pattern comes in upside down. Now, flip the wall (in plan using the arrows). Pattern is now reversed (and upright for shakes). Now, wall sweep shingles are also upright.
Problem 2: Aligning patterns on curved sweep and wall: While it's possible to use Align to move curved sweep pattern left and right, it will not work when trying to move the pattern up and down (along the curved portion). Found the solution here: http://revitelemental.blogspot.com/2010/05/alignin
In 3D view, tab select the horizontal part of the pattern. Next click Rotate tool. End of pattern highlights with a square. Move this along the curve to the proper point. It moves!
Now curved sweep has upright shakes and aligned pattern. Cool.
I hope this helps someone else. It took me 3 hours to solve this!