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    Problems rotating a nested family

    So i'm trying to rotate a nested family. i have a generic model, with a reference line where one end is locked to the crosshairs. My goal is to have some text that is aligned to this reference line (i'd also like to control how far away it is from the crosshairs) I've tried multiple ways to get this to work, but nothing is sticking. i've aligned and locked, i've set the work plane to be the reference lines, i've tried model text.. does anyone have any suggestions?
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    Ryan Taube
    BIM Manager - Clayco Construction | Lamar Johnson Collaborative

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    You might want to nest it twice, once for the horizontal offset from the crosshairs then again for aligning to the rotating reference line.
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      #3
      i can't even get just the align to rotating reference line to work
      Ryan Taube
      BIM Manager - Clayco Construction | Lamar Johnson Collaborative

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        #4
        nesting a generic line based family seems to do the trick
        Ryan Taube
        BIM Manager - Clayco Construction | Lamar Johnson Collaborative

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          #5
          You may also want to consider using an array rotation rig instead of the reference line method. I don't recall where I saw it first, but the method is outlined here:
          Revit @ Waterman: Rotate a Generic Annotation 360° and Beyond - A Method

          To me, it seems more stable for annotation things like a north arrow. And I second the double-nesting approach (one for rotation, one for distance from center). If you add rotation controls (reference line method works OK) to the text anno (another nested family), you can get that to counter-rotate so it always appears horizontal.
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