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    Hosted fixtures in curved or sloped ceilings

    I'm trying to set some lights into some curved and sloped ceilings. Our lights are all face-based, and they do join with and cut the ceilings.

    But they are perpendicular to the face of the ceiling and real lights, as we all know, are typically installed parallel to the ground, not the ceiling.

    So I'm doing all kinds of hackish things to set them parallel to the floor plane. Is there are any clean way to do this?

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    I use a series of nested families with angle parameters to get the nested GA parallel to the floor. The model sits correctly on the slope but shows the symbology in plan.


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    [QUOTE=GMcDowellJr;167038]I use a series of nested families with angle parameters to get the nested GA parallel to the floor. The model sits correctly on the slope but shows the symbology in plan.

    Sadly, I was hoping for something easier - But I was afraid that your solution would be the solution. As a favor, would you mind posting one of your hosted angle-ized fixtures, so I could play with it and see how it's done? I have always had trouble trying to make Revit rotate things in families...

    Thanks.

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    Take a look at my post history. I'm pretty sure it's already on the forum. If not, and I remember cone Monday, I'll post another example. It's not so bad to get this into existing families once you get a workflow you like.


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    This might be what you're looking for:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n1PgOAFwwo

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