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    Duct Accessory Issue

    I have an issue when creating a heating coil duct accessory with the part type set to breaks into. Whenever I place it on a duct it makes the duct sloped. I have been playing around with this for a few days and can't seem to figure it out. And when I create a new one from scratch I get the same issue. Was hoping someone could tell me what I'm doing wrong. I have attached the family for reference. Thanks!
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    I had a quick look, and don't have time to go through this as extensively as I'd like to. But I did find that you have locked the bottom of the accessory to the X reference plane, this means that your offset of the accessory in the project is always going to differ from the offset of the duct run. I'd like to think this is what is causing your issue, but I cannot confirm it.

    Try to remake (again) the family, saving the geometry if possible, with the duct of the family centered on both the X and Y axis

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeEvans View Post
    I had a quick look, and don't have time to go through this as extensively as I'd like to. But I did find that you have locked the bottom of the accessory to the X reference plane, this means that your offset of the accessory in the project is always going to differ from the offset of the duct run. I'd like to think this is what is causing your issue, but I cannot confirm it.

    Try to remake (again) the family, saving the geometry if possible, with the duct of the family centered on both the X and Y axis

    Good luck.
    This was exactly the issue. The center of the coil needed to be at the plane. Thank you for your help!

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    Glad I could help you, anytime!

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    Having the same problem. When you say 'at the plane' what do you mean exactly. Its driving me crackers that Im so close but yet so far....

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    Hi Troy, I'll try to put this information a little simpler as it seems you may be new to family creation. Correct me if I'm wrong though!

    The guy above fixed this issue by centering the connector of his duct accessory on the horizontal reference plane. My terminology is off as I don't have Revit in front of me. But if you look at your family in a section/elevation view that is the plane that runs from left to right on your screen. You can set a equal dimension on to both your geometry and and that plane, this will keep the accessory centered on that plane.

    If that fails upload some pictures of your issue, or the family itself if you don't mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by troydyall View Post
    Having the same problem. When you say 'at the plane' what do you mean exactly. Its driving me crackers that Im so close but yet so far....
    You need the center of the coil to be at the center of the reference plane. Like in this image.Duct Accessory Issue-coil.png
    Hopefully this is helpful!
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    Thanks gents, get it!!
    Now onto my next problem......

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