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    Detail Component with in-built Rotation Issue

    I have a Deck Jack Family, with its base & Top as 2 Nested Components
    I have made up some Reference Lines so that the Components can Rotate -The Ref Line rotate fine
    When I try & lock the Detail Components to them, and then rotate the Ref Line - They unlock the Component:banghead:

    Any tip or tricks on how to get this to rotate & work?
    Dwane

    #2
    Ill look at it this evening for you.
    -Alex Cunningham

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      #3
      Is this even possible?

      I've never been able to get a 2D nested element (symbol or DC) to rotate with a reference line. The only way to do it is to build the rotation into the family itself. Even for 3D components we need to make them face based and then place them on the workplane of the reference line.

      I hope I'm wrong because I'd love to be able to simply rotate nested components.
      Michael
      Canberra, Australia

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        #4
        Originally posted by Exar Kun View Post
        Is this even possible?

        I've never been able to get a 2D nested element (symbol or DC) to rotate with a reference line. The only way to do it is to build the rotation into the family itself. Even for 3D components we need to make them face based and then place them on the workplane of the reference line.

        I hope I'm wrong because I'd love to be able to simply rotate nested components.
        That was pretty much what I was going to show.. but it was after 5pm and I was heading home. Now its after 10pm and I just got home. Gona have to demonstrate this for you in the morning.
        -Alex Cunningham

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          #5
          Here you go...

          Nest the top part into another DC first to "pin" it's geometry. It's now static and won't give you any trouble with shifting lines when you dimension the element itself.
          Then nest this in you overall family. The tric is that you can now give the nested component itself a angle parameter too without the chance of breaking the nested component. Now align to the perpendicular refline to pin it horizontally and you're done.

          O, I did have to mirror the Top.rfa when imported in Family2.rfa. For some reason it came into your overall family upside down But that's really no big deal imho...
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          Martijn de Riet
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            #6
            Hey Martijn, close but no cigar :hide: height parameter not working but easily fixed, re aligned locked Ref Lines.
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            Mark Balsom

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

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              #7
              Originally posted by mark b View Post
              Hey Martijn, close but no cigar :hide: height parameter not working but easily fixed, re aligned locked Ref Lines.
              Dude, I'm totally comfortable with leaving the finetuning to others...:laugh:
              No seriously, missed that one. And didn't even look at it to be honest. Thanks for the catch!:thumbsup:
              Martijn de Riet
              Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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                #8
                Originally posted by mark b View Post
                Hey Martijn, close but no cigar :hide: height parameter not working but easily fixed, re aligned locked Ref Lines.
                you just got owned Mark Twain
                -Alex Cunningham

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                  #9
                  BTW thanks you two for raining on my parade.
                  -Alex Cunningham

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
                    you just got owned Mark Twain
                    That's why all great authors have publishers... They take care of the typos... :laugh:
                    And you're welcome! :thumbsup:
                    Martijn de Riet
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