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    Project North Rotation

    I have imported a CAD file into a new project. It is by default at true north. When rotating to project north, the center of rotation is at the Revit origin even when I choose a different point for the rotation point. How can I get Project North to rotate around the point that I choose instead of the Revit origin?

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    Don't rotate Project North. Instead, rotate the CAD file to fit your Revit project (also move it into position where your building will be), then Acquire Coordinates. This keeps Project North straight up, and adjusts True North to match the CAD file.

    Unless I misunderstood and you were asking about rotating the CAD file into the Project North position. When rotating the CAD file, simply start the Rotate tool, then hit the Spacebar, which will then allow you to pick the rotation center point.
    Last edited by PatrickGSR94; August 1, 2017, 03:49 PM.

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      #3
      If you have true north properly set, you can change the view setting to true north, link the cad file, and then change the view back to project north as well. Ideally you'd want true north to be correct anyway if you're doing anything with sunlight or shadows.

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        #4
        Originally posted by chris.macko View Post
        If you have true north properly set, you can change the view setting to true north, link the cad file, and then change the view back to project north as well. Ideally you'd want true north to be correct anyway if you're doing anything with sunlight or shadows.
        Yeah but we typically set True North by acquiring the coordinates from the CAD file, so the view has to be set to True North first, then link CAD, move and rotate, acquire coordinates, then change back to Project North.

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