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    Span Family with Text/Label

    I created a custom span family, because I wont be using the beam system in Revit in certain areas - but I would like the span annotation symbol. The family is working okay, however the text wont drag as I adjust the length of the span. Is there a way to attach a parameter to the text to center of the span symbol?


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    You need to make an extra reference plane where you want the text.
    Then you give the reference plane an continuous annotation and click on EQ, so it stays in the middle of your line.

    Then you need to edit the family of your text and move it to the center of the family, it is a little to the right and up now.
    Then you move the text to your new reference plane and lock it.
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    This is exactly the outcome I was looking for. I couldn't figure out how to associate text to reference plane. How do I lock text to a reference plane?

    Thank you so much mjajansen
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    If you move the text towards the reference plane you see it ''snap'' and the reference plane highlights a bit. Then you see an open lock, if you click that it closes and your text is locked to the reference plane.
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    Got it, thanks!!

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