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Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 11:08:05 AM | North Point and project orientation

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Hello....I do not yet know if this is at all possible and have not found how to do it yet, but what I am trying to achieve is to draw up a north point with a parameter setting that orientates the project automatically upon insertion and rotation of the north point. This i believe would save having to rotate site plans and project plans according to north orienatation. IE: the north point would override all project/system orientation settings and would automatically adjust all sun and environment settings according to the position of your created north setting rather than drawing the building in relation to such. This would allow us to maintain north at the top of the page but the actual orientation would be according to the north point....? Does this make sense at all?.....Eg: In a current project my south elevation is in fact north -23°...i would like to continue drawing at 90 °  (north at top, east on right etc) to the page and would like to insert a north point which would automatically update according to the rotation of the north point only.

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Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 7:25:59 PM | North Point and project orientation

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Hey ppinc

 

Sounds like youre trying something pretty epic there! Im assuming you know about project vs true Norths, are you in effect wanting to have another true north point (one actual point, one for working in)? Seems like a very elabourate workaround, personally Ive never needed more than project and true.

 

True north sun and shadow settings work when the view is set to Project North, am I not getting your point?



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Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 7:31:59 PM | North Point and project orientation

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I believe that ppinc is trying to connect that to a symbol. Curently we just have a north arrow with a parameter for true north that we have to manually update. Its just not very BIM but I cant find a way to connect the symbol to the project north. Am I missing something or is this just the way it is?

 

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Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 7:39:25 PM | North Point and project orientation

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Yeah I think I see what you mean now, although it sounds to me like something that would need to be a system family - ie. out of our hands.

 

Good idea though, that would make the 'Northing' process far smoother! I cant think of any ways to do it, let us know if you come up with anything!


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Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 5:37:50 AM | North Point and project orientation

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Morning. That pretty much sums up what I would like to see....I am by no means advanced enough in Revit to understand the system complexities yet. What I do miss though, as per Autocad is the ability to add/write in lisp and macro definitions.

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Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 1:39:20 PM | North Point and project orientation

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For now this is what we use. Just load it into the project and adjust the filled portion portion and the true north parameters as needed.

 

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Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 1:26:30 PM | North Point and project orientation

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Thankyou Nkramer, unfortunately until I upgrade to Revit 2008 I cannot utilize this north point yet, I have however filed it for future use.

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Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 5:59:22 PM | North Point and project orientation

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Similarly, is there a way to set the true north coordinate, but not orient the project to true north? The project north is also different and I don't want to orient to that either. Any suggestions?

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Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 6:38:54 PM | North Point and project orientation

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You should rotate your project to north but then rotate your plan views accordingly.

 

I prefer to use a linked site and the building is linked into the site and vice versa.  It is then very easy to rotate the site in the building model or the building in the site model.

 

 


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