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    family-component rotation

    Hello,

    I cant figure this out. Made a family in a generic family template. Brought it into my project and everything looks good but its upside down. I go to every view and try and it will only move horizontally. Have tried setting new planes and all that. Only thing I can think of is that project might be a wall based template. In this case, does that mean a generic template for family will not let you rotate something?

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    I will copy project stuff and put it in generic template then add family and see what happens. Just not around Revit at the moment, thought someone knows something before I get to it.

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    Sry,

    That made no sense. There are no generic project templates thats just in families. Brain dead at this point!

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    Dont remember how to lower file size to attach here. My project is 4MB. I think I use to do something here so it could be attached.

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    - You can edit your comment, so you don't have to flood the thread.
    - You can upload the family to somewhere else, and post a link to the forum. E.g. dropbox, google drive, firefox send, wetransfer, whatever you like or use.

    About your problem:
    If you started with the basic 'Generic model' template (not the face based one) try to play with the 'Work plane based' and 'Always vertical' family parameters, they can cause similar issues you mentioned.

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    heres the google drive link. Cant rotate the upside down table. https://drive.google.com/file/d/13O9...ew?usp=sharing


    Tried setting a plane on every face possible!
    Last edited by Bjenk8100; November 16th, 2019 at 01:24 AM.

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    - You used the basic generic model template, not the face based one
    - The model looks upside down, because you modeled it upside down. If you go into a side view in the family, you can see that the desk is upside down, and this position will be the default as you place it in the project.
    - You sent the whole project file, but in this case the family file (rfa) could have been enough, nevermind.
    - To lower the file size, use the Purge Unused command

    And the solution to your original problem:
    If you don't want it to show up in the model upside down, I recommend modeling the same way as you would place it in the project.
    But if you don't want to remodel this family, disable always vertical and enable work plane based family parameters. This way after you place an element you will get a flip sign, and if you click on that the element will be mirrored around the Ref level in the family. Of course you have to change the offset value to -1' 8", so the desk will stand on its legs.

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    I recommend flipping/mirroring the family in the family editor, because if you leave it this way you always have to flip it after placement.

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    I see your point that it is drawn upside down. I have work plane based checked and vertical only unchecked and cannot see a mirror/flip icon when i click family in project. Must be a setting I guess?

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    No, you cannot change this behaviour with a setting. This is the only thing i made with your family, and created the screenshot.
    Did you load the family to the project? Try to place another one in a 3d view.

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    Im forced to fix family. I think it is ridiculous you cant rotate a family in a project. As powerful and fun Revit is there are so many glitches that are frustrating and annoying.

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