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    Rotating an nested and arrayed family.

    Hey guys, so I have been lurking for a while now, but I have been fighting through the array tool to get it to parametrize how I want. Thanks to the forum I got that all sorted out, but now I want to add even more complexity to the family. The image below shows a lighting fixture that rotates freely 180 degrees on the mounts, but for some reason my family wont rotate at all. Iv'e been fighting with it all morning but couldn't get it to rotate properly with the array. Ive attached an image of what I'm going for as well as my dummy model that I have been testing in.
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    It needs to be work plane based, and hosted on a reference line. Since that looks like an EX-5 Fixture, which i had to model years ago, here is a sample. This isnt a super nice family, but itll do what youre after.
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    Oops, I did this in the real file I'm making, my issue more lies in that the Array group doesn't want to rotate. The single unit I have managed to get to rotate just fine

    Nailed it on the head though, it is an EX-5.

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    If you parametric array, and parametric angle, add another level of nested family. (Make the nested family have the angle, and then array that family. You wont get an array group to rotate reliably...)

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    Ah, sometimes the solution is right in front of your face! Here's the model for those who might be interested.
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