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    Call-Out Head Rotated 90 for some reason ... halp?

    Hey All,

    I'm creating detail references on on elevation drawing, but for some reason the call-out head won't auto-rotate. Has anyone had this problem before; any suggestions?

    I've tried re-uploading the call-out head family from the Revit Standard family folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revit_user View Post
    Hey All,

    I'm creating detail references on on elevation drawing, but for some reason the call-out head won't auto-rotate. Has anyone had this problem before; any suggestions?

    I've tried re-uploading the call-out head family from the Revit Standard family folder.
    Why edit that family? All one needs do (I am assuming you don't want the arrow) is to create a new type (from Manage>Additional Settings>Section Tags) -create a new type, such as "Section Head - No Arrow, Section Tail - Filled" apply that to a new type of Section (as in the boxes in the image) and you're good.

    Unless you needed something else, in which case your question seems vague... I am guessing many people have seen this when editing finicky families, which tags can be...I suggest not rebuilding families that already exist and work as designed, unless there is a distinct need to change the geometry (which I see no indication of).

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    Hi JBZ,

    Sorry my question is a little unclear. I don't think it's a type issue, but I could certainly be wrong. I'd like the call-out head to look like the following (in the image above, you can see that the call-out head's separating line is vertical rather than horizontal as it is how I have drawn for you fabulously in Microsoft Paint):
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    Quote Originally Posted by revit_user View Post
    Hi JBZ,

    Sorry my question is a little unclear. I don't think it's a type issue, but I could certainly be wrong. I'd like the call-out head to look like the following (in the image above, you can see that the call-out head's separating line is vertical rather than horizontal as it is how I have drawn for you fabulously in Microsoft Paint):
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    Awesome drawing :-)
    Did you see my reply??? It has the solution you desire!!!

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    HIs issue looks to me like he is using Masking regions because he wants the circle to block out the stuff behind it in the drawing. The trouble with that, is you need to use two masking regions, that both have the boundary of *the line* in the center. The trouble with THAT is it wont auto rotate. Which means it wont do what Jays do. But there is a trick to THAT as well.

    Its hacky, yes. But ive been using this trick (credit to someone else on AUGI) since 2008, and it works like a champ. Here you go! Enjoy the text.
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    Your screen capture with the green boxes do indicate the section I'd like to show ... but creating a new type doesn't seem to do anything. The call-out head itself seems messed up somehow?

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    I'm actually female (I know, my screenname is completely androgynous)

    There are no masking regions that I can find in the call out head actually ... so that is not the issue.

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    I tried uploading both of the familes you posted, but neither of them seem to be doing the trick. It seems to be some sort of project setting that got messed up. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by revit_user View Post
    Your screen capture with the green boxes do indicate the section I'd like to show ... but creating a new type doesn't seem to do anything. The call-out head itself seems messed up somehow?
    Yeah it does... I would do the following if I couldn't 'fix' the offending one (or don't wish to try any longer):

    1) rename the existing, offending callout head family in the project browser (putting an X at the end of the name or the like)

    2) start a new file based on the OOTB template

    3) Edit the callout head family by right click in the project browser

    4) Load that into the offended project

    5) Delete the "X'd" family from the project browser (accepting the warning when it appears)

    That will replace the offender with a good callout head (and should be automatically assigned to all families using the callout head in them... Then you will find that thay work as the prior post and image, as those are simply OOTB.

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    Please read "Callout Head" from my last post as "Section Head"
    DOH

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