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    Rotating North Arrow in a View Title

    Is it possible to have a view title with a north arrow included that can be rotated, either by angle or by check box? I have made the view title family itself and the North arrow rotation works fine within the family editor, saved as an angle shared parameter. Then I also added a project parameter linked to the same shared angle parameter and set to views. But when I load it into a viewport and change the rotation angle the north arrow no longer rotates. I added a square footage text label to the view title with the same process and that works fine, is there an additional step I missed to link the shared angle parameter or will this only work with labels?

    An additional option would be to have a shared <family type> parameter to load 1 of 4 directional north arrows but if this process only works for labels then that wouldn't work either.

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    That wont work. Those parameters are in no way connected to one another. And you cant access instance parameters of the view title annotation, since its set in a viewport type.

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    Thought that was the point of shared parameters? to get shared lol. Since it worked for the text label I was just wondering if it would apply to other things in the view title. Oh well at the very least you saved me some grief trying to get it to work.

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    Unfortunately, that's just you assuming what the word Shared implies. It only means that the parameters GUID can be accessed and shared between projects and Annotations, so the same data field can exist, and be tagged.

    That's it. :shrug:

    You CAN make view titles that reference different annotstions symbols. But you'll need a new viewport type for each different annotstions symbols, which means every different degree of the arrow that you need to use. And you'll either have to manually choose which one each viewport is, or have Dynamo or an addin do it, after checking the view orientation, and crop region, and scope box, and view rotation.

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