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Fri, May 15, 2009 at 4:04:55 PM | Outlet & light switch alignment

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Our electrical plans usually show switches and outlets grouped and/or stacked in plan to indicate vertical alignment in elevation.  But Revit links plan and elevation displays of these components.  If we align them vertically in elevation, the symbols bunch up in plan.  Is there a work around for this?  see attached images



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Fri, May 15, 2009 at 6:25:59 PM | Outlet & light switch alignment

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As I understand, you are trying to view those fixtures on plan and elevation. You can create your own familyand adjust the symbols on the plan as you prefer. Test it for different scale to see if it works. The elev view is the same as the 3d view so you wont have problems aligning them. You can also do symbolic lines in the elev view if you need them.

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Fri, May 15, 2009 at 6:42:30 PM | Outlet & light switch alignment

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I guess i realized that i would need to create separate families for each condition.  Just seems awkward.  Thanks for the help!


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Fri, May 15, 2009 at 6:51:26 PM | Outlet & light switch alignment

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In Revit, like in science, no two objects can occupy the same space at the same time. Unless, of course, the other one is a void. Smile

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Fri, May 15, 2009 at 7:15:38 PM | Outlet & light switch alignment

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revit being a 3d tool, why wouldn't it be possible to manipulate elevation information for the outlet & switch symbols to create vertical alignment in elevation while not interfereing with plan layout.  I'm sure greater minds than mine could figure out a parametric solution.  ;^)  Anyway, i'm a fan of families.

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Fri, May 15, 2009 at 11:54:47 PM | Outlet & light switch alignment

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revit being a 3d tool, why wouldn't it be possible to manipulate elevation information for the outlet & switch symbols to create vertical alignment in elevation while not interfereing with plan layout.  I'm sure greater minds than mine could figure out a parametric solution.  ;^)  Anyway, i'm a fan of families.

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