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Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 8:55:00 PM | exact angle copy of existing, or round off




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Hi, I have a new project that is a ranch home, its existing, Im adding to it.

My Question is this: One wing of the home is parallel with a property line that is angled at 34 degrees, 27 minutes, 22 seconds! and I know people draw to true in Revit, but is it wise to match that angle, or just go with say 34 or 35 degrees, and draw that up...does it matter?

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Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 9:21:39 PM | exact angle copy of existing, or round off



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If you want the building parallel to the site, then do that - no matter what the angle.  But then document your building square with the view window.

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Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 9:22:56 PM | exact angle copy of existing, or round off




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YES.  After you draw the site, your TRUE NORTH and PROJECT NORTH will be the same.  Rotate PROJECT NORTH so it is parrallel or perpendicular to the building.  I did a tutorial in here on doing this, but it never made it to the tutorial section.  You should be able to find a forum that explains doing this.  If not, let me know.


To answer you rquestions if it matters, obviously not that much, but every thing you do down the line will be a little bit wrong:  sun shadows, property setbacks, etc.  It is far better to set the drawing up correctly to start.




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