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    Pivoting Problems

    Pivoting a door – off centre.

    I really, really need some help here.
    I’ve made doors and door families with the obvious pivot point at the junction of wall and door but there is one door that’s giving me a very hard time. An insulated door for a cold room.
    Attached please find the pdf and AutoCAD of this door.
    My problem is that the pivot point is off centre to the door panel. No matter how I try I cannot constrain the symbolic lines so that the panel (door) will retain its shape.:banghead:
    I can get it to pivot, but the rectangle I have to indicate the door panel distorts by shortening or the panel sides don’t stay parallel. Also, the little bit of hinge doesn’t retain its shape either.
    I’ve tried constraining the sides to a reference line which is locked at one end to cross-haired reference planes, but Revit keeps telling me that I’m over constraining the items.
    Some guidance please!
    Please-please-please!

    Ciao for now.
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    Say something interesting....

    #2
    Try two locked 90° angle dimensions down at the hinge end.
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    Mark Balsom

    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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      #3
      you would also need to lock a dimension for the offset from the pivot point to the start of the door.
      The cad import is just for a template,right ?
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      Mark Balsom

      If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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        #4
        Originally posted by mark b View Post
        you would also need to lock a dimension for the offset from the pivot point to the start of the door.
        The cad import is just for a template,right ?
        Thank you, I'll make it so and yes, the cad is purely for visual reference. It'll be completely removed once I'm happy with the door structure and functionality.
        Say something interesting....

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          #5
          Originally posted by Gabriel Black View Post
          Thank you, I'll make it so and yes, the cad is purely for visual reference. It'll be completely removed once I'm happy with the door structure and functionality.
          Ok then, or else we'd have to mob-linch you...
          Martijn de Riet
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            #6
            Offset Pivot

            Gabriel,

            Did you get it figured out? I am having a similar problem with a Vault Door which has a hinge offset much like your door. Can you let me know how you did it?

            Thanks,

            Ryan

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              #7
              Ok, this is a really old thread but still relevant obviously. Is there any reason you couldn't use a nested detail component for the door panel? Lock and align it to a parameter controlled offset reference?
              There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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                #8
                If I need to rotate anything in a family I put it in a sub-family. Set all the geometry and position in the sub family, with the family origin at the rotation point. Then load it into the host family then place and lock it into position on a rotating ref line. Seperating the rotation from everything else greatly simplifies the whole process and means you have no problems with the shape of things distorting. Also, if you have a range of different panels in your door you could switch them with a Label/Family Type parameter and they would stay locked in the same position on the ref line.
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