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Tue, May 11, 2010 at 7:38:52 AM | How to Rotate family

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Hi,

 I need to rotate family in project, its beam that i use frequently horizontaly butsometimes i need it in vertical position.

But when i try to Rotate it in for example "north view" it gives me error.

 

Is there any way to use families freely (rotate) anywhere i want in project?

 

I could do same beam horizontaly but the thing is that it wont be same thing in table of elemets.

 

thx for any help


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Tue, May 11, 2010 at 9:10:26 AM | How to Rotate family

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Interesting... Vertical Beam... and you have Horizontal Columns too?

 



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Tue, May 11, 2010 at 9:34:43 AM | How to Rotate family

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maybe my bad English mislead the purpose ...

 

Its steel system called OCTANORM, they are parts of steel like this

http://www.jetro.go.jp/cgi/ttppoas/an_dsp.cgi?keyid=1075668&seq=1

that can be put horizontal or vertical or any other direction.

 

I finally made it through when i read this

http://discussion.autodesk.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=733000

 that

"using the Generic Model Template or the Specialty Equipment"

disallow the rotation, and you cant re-save them with different family type, you HAVE TO make them again in something different from Generic model template and spacialty equipment template.

I created them on suggested Mechanical Equipment and now it can be rotated anywhere ...

 

Is there a list of templates from autodesk where they describe such special and important parts of templates?



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Thu, May 17, 2012 at 5:29:16 PM | How to Rotate family

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Yes, documentation of the limitations and features of the family templates is either very lacking or very hidden. I've learned similar quirks about the different family templates that I REALLY wish I'd known before building a family.

As far as vertical beams, yes, there are several uses for such a thing. I had to do Z-shaped beams made from HSS members recently for some clerestory framing, and Revit Structure won't do a mitered join between a beam and a column, but it will between 2 beams. Getting the middle beam to rotate vertically like a column and then making sure the endpoints lined up with the 2 horizontal beams allowed me to do a very clean looking mitered join as desired by the architect.

Does anyone else have more info on family template quirks?


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