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    How can i align many reference planes to same length ?

    for example, in the image attached, there are 6 reference planes, that start at the same point, but the end point is different, how can i align them for the end faster ? maybe with PyRevit it is possible, i don't know.
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    #2
    I don't know if this will suit your needs, but try using a scope box. It even works in 3 dimensions.
    Edit: Nevermind, I was not paying attention to the fact you posted this in the Family Creation forum - no scope boxes in the family editor.

    In the family editor, select the wayward reference planes, right-click and choose "Maximize 3D Extents" in the context menu.
    Last edited by jsnyder; June 16, 2021, 08:27 PM. Reason: Not paying attention to forum.

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      #3
      I wish the "Maximize Extents" would allow you to add a margin (Like the COINS AutoSection Box does).
      Maximize 3D Extents set the RPs to the exact Extents and I like mine to stick out a little bit more.
      I've been tempted at times to add a box, Maximize Extents, and delete the box, but that seems like a lot of work, too.
      Dave Plumb
      BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

      CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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        #4
        It won't help much after the fact, but I typically use copy/mirror on the first one I make in each direction. That keeps all the extents the same.

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          #5
          Originally posted by DaveP View Post
          I wish the "Maximize Extents" would allow you to add a margin (Like the COINS AutoSection Box does).
          Maximize 3D Extents set the RPs to the exact Extents and I like mine to stick out a little bit more.
          I've been tempted at times to add a box, Maximize Extents, and delete the box, but that seems like a lot of work, too.
          I do basically this. It only takes a second to add an element at the extents you want.
          Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


          chad
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            #6
            Is this purely a personal preference visual thing for when working in the family editor, or is there some use case for managing the extents? i might sometimes use differing lengths to create a visual hierarchy, but this seems more like mass aligning reference plain extents and I'm not entirely sure why...? (a mental state I admittedly find myself in often)

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              #7
              I'll admit, it is somewhat of an OCD thing.
              Just bugs me when I edit a family and there are lines all over the place.
              In my mind, if the RPs are sloppy, chances are so was the thought process behind building the family.
              But there are other reasons, too. Primarily when you do a Zoom Fit, if the RPs are way out, you'll see a lot of Reference Plane, and not much Family.
              Dave Plumb
              BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

              CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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                #8
                Don't know if he saw this post or it was just karma, but Paul Aubin just posted a video on his LinkedIn page about using Scope Boxes in the Family Editor.
                https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update...1788193722369/
                TLDR; You have to Copy a Scope Box from a Project and Paste it into your Family.
                Then you can assign your Ref Planes to the Scope Box and it adjusts their 3D extents.
                Dave Plumb
                BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

                CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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