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Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 8:39:28 PM | Object orientation parameter?

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Is there a parameter that distinguishes what rotation an object has once placed in a model?

I want to control the on/off visiblitly of two labels in my annotation.  If the object is within a certain angle range, I want one label on vs. the other.

 

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Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 8:52:10 PM | Object orientation parameter?

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Plan rotation is not normally set in the family but it can be.  You would just have to build that in.  I think this will be problamatic though because the tab key is normally used to rotate a family and users are accustomed to this.  So your rotation read might not happen.  I think it will also have to be a type parameter to work at all.

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Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 8:59:39 PM | Object orientation parameter?

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Thanks for the reply...

 

I'm looking to extract the information from the model and use it in the family, if that makes sense.

I don't want to actually be rotating the object itself. I just want to read the object's angle on the plan, and if it's within say 0-180 degrees, I want label 'a' (in my annotation) to be visible and not 'b'.  If it's within 181-360 degrees, I want label 'b' to show and not 'a'.

 

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Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 11:16:30 PM | Object orientation parameter?

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First things first, you want to stop thinking about "angle in plan" - as your plan view(s) can be set to any rotation respective of either true or project north.What you want to think about is an object's orienation to (I imagine) true north.We wanted to do this a while back to automate the population of shared parameter(s) we use for window, door & curtain panel glazing types - but it's not an-out-of-the-box feature - and I had no time to learn the method I found that used the API.I still don't.So instead we use view filters with colour overrides in a "working view" to check the fields have been correctly (manually) populated. Somewhat awkward, but easier our teams to handle and use...And the link? I'll go look for it now...

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