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Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 3:19:25 PM | rotating interior elevations

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Can someone tell lme the best way to rotate an interior elevation? I have drawn my elevations and set up my sheet, but discovered the my wall was skewed a bit. I adjusted the wall, but now need to rotate the elevation tag such that it's perpendicular to the wall.

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Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 3:21:28 PM | rotating interior elevations

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Why not just create a new elevation?  Just get close to the wall and it will point to it correctly.

 

BTW - Why is it "slightly skewed"?  Seems like if not intentional then you should correct that before it gives you lots of other problems.



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Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 3:30:59 PM | rotating interior elevations

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I am going through and correcting the slightly skewed problem areas, which has led me to having to adjust the elevation tags.

 

Will inserting a new tag mean I have to reinset the elevations in the sheets and redo any additional information on the elevation views?

 

Is there not a way I can just rotate the existing tag to align (perpendicular) to the new wall?

 


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Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 3:43:02 PM | rotating interior elevations

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Again the question of why are you skewed?  Did you trace CAD? << Probably - VERY BAD PROCESS.  If you don't fix this now, you will regret it!!! This is important because you will have big problems with dimensions.  You will also not be able to use the traditional 4-corner elevation tag for the 4 room sides because of one skewed elevation.

 

It is an easy fix.  Just draw a line horizontal or vertical depending on the wall using one end or the other.  Now align the wall to this line.  Then I would add a dimension to properly locate this wall.

 

If you create a new elevation, you would have to place that on your sheet instead of the old one.  Any text or tags in the old view would have to be added to the new one.


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Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 4:22:01 PM | rotating interior elevations

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sgray05, I understand what WWhub is trying to get at, but we don't have quite enough information to completely help you.  What he is trying to do is keep you from "treating the symptoms" as opposed ot the cause.  That being said, perhaps the room is not orthagonal?  Was the wall orginally supposed to be orthagonal, but was slightly off axis and you went back to make it orthagonal?  If you shed some light on that, we can better help to steer you in the right direction.....


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Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 5:18:59 PM | rotating interior elevations

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Lizard,

The original room was orthagonal. It's a bathroom. All four wall were at 90deg to one another. however I discovered that the entire assemply (entire room) needed to be sightly rotated. 

So instead of just selecting eveything (which in retrospect is what I should have done) and rotating. I redrew the walls. So now my walls are all in the correctly located to the rest of the building wall - orthagonal.

Hope that makes sense.I do understand the importance of creating ortagonal rooms unless an intentional angle is being placed as a design element or construction constraint.

 

 


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Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 5:26:26 PM | rotating interior elevations

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Understand.  The issue for you will be that (at least as far as I know) there is no way to control the rotation other than by entering the degree amount, which can be problematic as you could STILL be off after you rotate it.  That being said, were you to know exactly what the rotation angle is, you can select the round (or square) part of the interior elevation symbol  Cryingnot the triangles or blue hidden line representing the elevation length) and rotate it just as you would any other object.  This will rotate the view.  However, any detail lines and such you put on the original elevation will not be in the correct location....consider them attached to the lens (ie your interior elevation) NOT the objects on in the view.

 

Given that, your best bet would be to create a new elevation and then you go into your skewed elevation and copy everything that is detail oriented to the clipboard and paste it into the new elevation and modify as required (most likely at the edges.

 

Sorry that isn't more helpful.  Good luck.


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Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 5:27:35 PM | rotating interior elevations

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As I begin to think this through I begin to realize that just placing a new tag would be the logical solution. Seeing that the tag creates the view; altering the view even slightly would mean having to adjsust any text/anotation within the view anyways. Also the new elevation can be placed in the same location of the existing once the existing is deleted.

I'm new to revit and I'm realizing more and more that I will need to think of many of these cad concepts and how to create a drawings/model very differently than I did while using autocad....

 

 


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Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 5:29:28 PM | rotating interior elevations

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thanks for your help hub and lizard.

 


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Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 11:52:25 AM | rotating interior elevations

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Hi,

Saw this message and I wanted to write down how to "rotate back" the elevation view so it's perpendicular to whatever object you want to see.

It's quite simple actually. What you do it, in your Elevation view, Draw 2 Grids, they will then show in the Plan View. Just draw a line that is Perpendicular between these two new grids. Then select the Elevation Symbol, and use Rotate.

Now you can rotate from "the old rotation" to the new. I usually move the line to a corner of, in my case, the wall and rotate around that point.

Give me a shout if you want me to send a Screen Cast video

 

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