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Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 7:29:27 PM | Trying to create a Plan Title with a rotating north arrow

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Using Revit 2011, I am trying to create a Plan Title that has a built in north arrow where the north arrow can rotate.  What I am having problems with is getting the north arrow to rotate it.  I drew the north arrow using line under the home tab in the family editor, turned it into a detail group and that is as far as I can get it.

I would like to have an option where this can be rotated without the north arrow being it's own separate family.  Any assistance with this would be greatly appreciated.  I have attached the file so you can see where I am so far.



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Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 8:22:51 PM | Trying to create a Plan Title with a rotating north arrow

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I would try making the arrow as a symbol, then nesting that in the plan title family. You should then be able to align/lock/rotate it.

 

I have had terrible luck getting anything more complex than a couple of lines to rotate, I always end up making the geometry I need rotated in a nested family.


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Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 2:12:40 PM | Trying to create a Plan Title with a rotating north arrow

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You might be able to do this as a nested family and using a type in the title family to rotate it.  We settled a long time ago on 4 titles with project norths set at NSEW.  That hasn't been worth changing since you only usually need one of those in a project.

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Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 1:14:48 PM | Trying to create a Plan Title with a rotating north arrow

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Thanks for this, nesting the object gave me a good starting point..

Now the problem I am having is since I created a separate north arrow and brought it into the view title, it rotates great; but when I bring that view title into my project, my ability to rotate the north arrow disappears...what I would like to do is be able to have an option to rotate the north arrow in my project by typing in an angle.

Any ideas?


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Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 1:27:28 PM | Trying to create a Plan Title with a rotating north arrow

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Did you look at making that angle a TYPE property - not instance?

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Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 2:51:08 PM | Trying to create a Plan Title with a rotating north arrow

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I did have it as an instance property...but am still having the same issue after changing it to a type property

I am attaching what I've created so far



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