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    Revit- Face base family Annotation

    Hi,

    I have created a fire alarm panel family(Face base) with nested annotation.

    I want to move this annotation by using parameters. I can move annotation along with the base(Wall).
    I am not able to move the annotation vertically from the base.

    Is there any solution available to do the same?


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    Hello, the reason is, face based families constrain themselves to reference planes which they defined to. You need to assign a parameter from reference in family editor to move it vertically. Then you can enter a distance and move it by that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swapr78 View Post
    Hi,

    I have created a fire alarm panel family(Face base) with nested annotation.

    I want to move this annotation by using parameters. I can move annotation along with the base(Wall).
    I am not able to move the annotation vertically from the base.

    Is there any solution available to do the same?


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    Hi swarp78!!,

    Totally doable , just follow this steps:

    1. Create a reference plane "Strong reference" away from the solid object (the face object into the family environment) and name it anno_ref_plane (or whatever you want)!
    2. Create a dimension and convert it into a parameter called anno_placement (or as you want), and be sure that is an instance parameter!
    3. Constrain the annotation to the new reference plane!

    Once you'll do this you may be able to move you annotation symbol as desired!!

    Enjoy

    let me know if you succeed! best regards

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    Movement parallel to the wall is easier than away from the wall. You can use parameters in the host family for parallel but you need to define the origin for movement off to one side of the cabinet so it can be moved left or right of center. If defined based on the center you'll only be able to move it to one side, not the other.

    Moving it away from the wall is more difficult because the symbol won't move away from the wall in the host. The movement needs to be defined in the symbol family and then the parameter used to shift it away from the origin in the symbol family needs to be mapped to a parameter in the host family.

    Parallel to Wall - distance is entered in real world units (e.g., 1'-2")
    Away from Wall - distance is entered in "paper space" units (e.g., 1/8")

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