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Vertical align

Vertical align

Hello .

Would be great to be able to align vertically as easy as align horizontally.

Without having to go through a section view, or having to type the altimetry by hand.

Just like the "align" button, 2 clicks and done, it's over, same level.

8 Comments
mhiserZFHXS
Advisor

You want to align an element vertically from a plan view? How exactly do you propose Revit know which plane you are trying to align to?

ron_adst
Enthusiast

You can do that already. In a 3d view type al. If the 2 surfaces are parallel at least.

fruity101079
Collaborator

@mhiserZFHXS 

I was meaning vertically=z

How can revit now the plane: well, just offer the option in the tab i can click.

 

@ron_adst 

The point was to not going in 3D. And you can't align in 3d. Maybe in your discipline, but not in MEP.

mhiserZFHXS
Advisor

@fruity101079 

 

Yea, I understand what you mean by vertically. Just open a section or elevation. Why are you wanting to add all of these extra steps, steps that wouldn't even get you what you want necessarily. My question was mainly rhetorical because there would be no way for Revit to know what plane you are trying to align to.

fruity101079
Collaborator

@mhiserZFHXS 

extra steps? Don't you think selecting the object, making a 3d view, zooming in, selecting the canalisation, check the z value, and then report it to another one are extra steps??

I don't think it's so hard to add a little menu with 3 choices: up, axis, down.

 

ron_adst
Enthusiast

I work with Revit. Sometimes Autocad, Lumion, Enscape. Worded with 3d Max but that was before we went over to Lumion. And all those programes have flaws.  For instance today. Wanted to make a bevelled edge to a wall. Normally when you click an object you get the commands you can use. Not this one. Go to view and then cut profile. Max with the quad menus was on the right way.  

 

One friday afternoon I played a bit with Inventor. The way that program gives you the commands you need was eye opening to me. Mostly, "why don't they use this technic in Revit???

So right click, quad menu and there are al the commands you can use. Including your vertical alignment. Would be nice.

mhiserZFHXS
Advisor

If you are aligning something in the vertical direction (z), you need to be able to see the horizontal plane you are aligning to (from either the x or y direction). In plan view, there are any number of horizontal planes stacked on top of each other. If you're aligning to the z-axis while looking at something from the z-axis, there is no way to choose the x-y plane you want to align to. Its the same for the other directions. If I'm trying to align something on the x-axis, I don't look at it from the x-axis. I look at it from the y or z axis.

 

You are either asking for an entirely different tool from the align tool as it currently functions, or you are not understanding this concept of choosing the correct plane to align to.

 

 

fruity101079
Collaborator

@mhiserZFHXS 

That's not exactly the problem (it's not actually a problem but another way of doing the thing).

The idea here was about accessing a value without having to search for it manually, in the same way you align x and y in a plan view without checking the x or y value and typing it to move the object.

 

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