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    I have a door family, where the symbolic swing lines in elevation appear to be opposite way. What I want to do is mirror these lines, so that they meet at the side where the door handle is.
    I have opened the door family and the swing lines are not visible. I have attached an image of the door elevation and the door family file.
    Where do I edit these symbolic lines in order to mirror them and apply for all the doors?
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    #2
    If they truly are symbolic lines (and not model lines) you should be able to see them in perpendicular front and back elevations. Also check the subcategory is turned on.
    Once you have mirrored the swing lines you'll need to lock them to your references again.
    There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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      #3
      Thanks elton williams fro your answer. Based on my experience, I need more guidance I am afraid I am not sure if they are symbolic or model lines. When I click on these lines on elevation in my project, the whole door family is selected. When I go to edit family, there is no visible sign of these lines

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        #4
        Check the VG settings of the elevation views in the family, the lines might be a sub-category that's been switched off.

        Failing that, post it here so we might take a look!

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          #5
          Sorry I was looking at front and back view of the family in 3d. Now I found the interior and exterior elevations in the project browser, and the swing lines are visible.
          How do I know if they are model lines or symbolic lines? It doesn't seem that they are locked to any reference
          I have loaded the family file in my first post.
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            #6
            If you've your tooltips on, select an element and hover over - you will note a balloon tip telling you what an element is:

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            You'll also notice when selecting a line (symbolic or model) that "Convert Lines" action is available in the toolbar - it switches a line from one type to the other...


            BTW: simple visual test for "is it model line or not?" = if you can see it in a 3D view, it's a model line.
            Last edited by snowyweston; October 4, 2017, 12:35 PM.

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              #7
              And i have found they are buggers to lock to the middle references of the panel or frame. Always had a problem with that, especially with model lines.
              Motorbike riding is one long bezier curve

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                #8
                I've never had that Biff, it's "just" a matter of ensuring you're using SI (Snap Intersection) on ref.planes when placing them....

                But I just drop a family in these days.

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                  #9
                  On windows i was snapping to midpoint extrusion of the glass, so the lines would stay equidistant no matter what height type i swapped for. But often i found one or both would go aastray after a height type change. Always managed to get it in the end, just was fiddly for me.
                  Motorbike riding is one long bezier curve

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                    #10
                    Alfani, interesting you want to see them join on the handle side. Its logical to me as well, i imagine the lines coming from hinges to handle. But i have seen both ways, not sure if it is a convention difference in different parts of the world.
                    Motorbike riding is one long bezier curve

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