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    Maintain Symbol Orientation

    Reviving this thread from seven years ago:
    https://revitforum.org/showthread.ph...ol-Orientation

    I see the Maintain Symbol Orientation option is still only available for Electrical Fixtures, Lighting Devices and Fire Alarm Devices. When items of other categories, such as a light fitting or a sprinkler, are placed on a sloped or curved ceiling, their nested annotations do not show.

    If I use Lighting Devices for my ceiling lights and Fire Alarm Devices for my sprinkler heads, then my symbols will show. (Or I could just use Electrical Fixtures for them all.)

    In my architectural model is there a reason why I should not do this? As we move to more multi-discipline collaboration, these items in our model are just placeholders that the engineers take over and place in their models.

    Thanking you.

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    The more collaborating I do, the less workarounds I try and use, since it just confuses everybody, no matter how well you write it up in the BEP!
    Lighting devices dont have light sources in them, so youll need to nest those in (and probably "share" them so that you can amend them in the project).

    Good news is, its on the Revit roadmap:https://trello.com/b/ldRXK9Gw/revit-public-roadmap


    (and if you join the beta team you can see more for yourself)
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    Good point. Thank you.

    How do you get your annotations to appear when face based items are placed on sloped ceilings, curved ceilings and walls? Manually place the annotation over the top? Nest all the symbols into a tag and then tag the items (manually changing to the appropriate symbol)?

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    Pendant lights are fine, since you can have "Always Vertical" ticked
    "real size" symbols are fine (i.e. 1200x600mm pan fittings) - make the symbols model lines
    We have very cool adaptive components with all the other "shared" lights and their symbols nested into them to mimic the "maintain annotation" (symbols are set on a adaptive point that is always vertical)
    Does a brilliant job BUT a real pain to use for the poor user!
    We'll be re-making all of those light components once this feature happens.
    Last edited by Alex Page; December 22nd, 2020 at 06:49 PM.

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