Myfault. I had a visual modeling problem not a BIM problem. So I can imagine some faceted cladding, with a need to align an object to another with parameters and then making use of a BIM that specifies/locks exactly some angle of an attachment. So great job scripting, coding, hacking Alfredo.
Thankyou. But Ross, oh my. Not your buisness to ask why I would need a component to be rotated in more than one plane. I have the project, I have the component. I simply do. Rotate, flip, twist. I want different angles to the component.
Nonetheless I modeled the component in Autocad then linked the dwg and I got what I needed for a rendering. Thanks
If you post a question here, you are expecting answers, comments, questions from other users, correct? How can you say to another user that it is not his business to ask you a question? We could say, then, that your problems with Revit are your business only, not ours. If you consider other people's question an intromission in your own business, then I don't see why we should reply to your posts.
I was trying to understand your specific example (turnbuckles), and the rhetorical question was a way of positing a solution to what I perceived to be your issue. That is, if you are modeling something in place, rotation of that object shouldn't be an issue. As with the tutorial in Alfredo's blog, most objects are built as separate families so that they can be used in mulitple situtations, which is where one might expect to run into the need to rotate in multiple planes.
If you don't think that Alfredo's solution applies to your given situation, or if you have a more workable solution, then by all means, please share it. I guarantee that Alfredo and I will be first in line to congratulate you on a solution and refer everyone else to it when we run across a similar question years from now, but attacking someone else's solution as ridiculous is unneccessary, and counter to the goal of these forums.