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Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 9:38:05 AM | Multiple project north[s]

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Is there a way to have drawings oriented to multiple grid orientations, sort of multiple "project norths".   We have multiple buildings with varying orientations in a project. 

 

 


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Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 9:44:19 AM | Multiple project north[s]

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No you can't there are a few posts about it below you could look at for "workarounds" 

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Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 10:10:52 AM | Multiple project north[s]

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thanks.  I found this.... http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=17223   

For a quick fix, I simply noted the real "angle to true north" and made a fake-o "true north" to be the 2nd col grid orientation.   Revit could/should have a way to have mutliple orientations, one of which should be "true north"... wish list? 



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Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 10:25:57 AM | Multiple project north[s]

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I don't think you are talking about project north.  There is only one project north per project.  You are talking about a rotated view.  NOT ROTATED VIEW ON SHEET!  

 

Regardless of project north (which really controls the north/south/east/west elevations), you can rotate any view by picking the view border and rotating it.  This allows for as many view orientations as you need.


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Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 12:47:44 PM | Multiple project north[s]

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wwhub... that's perfect.   


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Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 9:02:38 PM | Multiple project north[s]

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we use rotated scope box to create the so-called multiple "project north". and yes there is only one project north.


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Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 3:01:14 PM | Multiple project north[s]

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Well, I just tried it, but it didnt work for me, because the orthogonals remain in relation with the project north, not with the frame of the view. We need something like a rotated "snapangle". Updete: with large rotation angles, it works, but with a very small angle, it doesnt, so i ask again: can two different local files of the same central, to be in a different project north?



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Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 8:13:14 AM | Multiple project north[s]

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As answered earlier, there is only one project north per project.

You can have a file with one project north and a linked file that is rotated in the host file regardless of the project north settings in that file.


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Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 10:49:33 AM | Multiple project north[s]

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Mr. wwhub, thanks alot, but I'm still confused. What do you call host file, the central file? Please be more explicit: Can i work in my local file with the project north rotated, for instance, 5 degrees, while my partner is working simultaneusly in his local with his project north rotated at, for instance -7 degree? (both angles relative to an initial default 0)


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Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 1:48:33 PM | Multiple project north[s]

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I think you have a couple of problems here.   You talk about your partner....   Are you both working on the same "building" ?  Or different buildings on mayber the same site or what?

 

There is only one true north and one project north in a project.

 

Lets assume you are working on seperate buildings placed on the same site.  If you are doing that, the best project management is two (maybe 3) projects and use Revit links.  Your options are:

  1. In each project, each has their own project north and the other member's revit is linked in according to true north.  Probably your best option.
  2. You each have seperate projects with their own true north and you have a composite file with both projects linked in.

Central files are meant to be used when multiple users are working in the same file.   But if you have different buildings, you really want seperate files.   What if you have a sloping grade and the first floor level is a different true elevation?  You can only have one First Floor Level.  The same goes for North South East West Elevations.  They are relative to only one project north.   So what are the other elevations.

If you are really working in one building with maybe an angled wing, then you should be in one - work shared (with central) file and use rotate view for the angled wing.

 


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Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 8:28:18 AM | Multiple project north[s]

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Quick caveat:  Create the view, rotate it on a sheet FIRST, then start detailing it or else all of the notations well end up rotated as in the original un-rotated-on-sheet view.  



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Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 3:15:11 PM | Multiple project north[s]

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Mr steve: scope boxes are the answer. You can have several scope boxes with different rotation each, and when you asign an scope box to a view, the view automatically matches the rotation of the scope, as happens with the autocad Ucs.


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