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    Spin a Reference line

    I've draw some families with components set to a Reference Line.
    Now I've decided that they would look better if some of those components were rotated 45 degrees.
    Is there a way to spin a Reference Line? I don't mean rotate the length of the line.
    I want to spin the RL along it's own axis so the planes two long planes end up at 45?
    The Rotate tool doesn't see to affect the planes.
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    You can host it to another reference line drawn in plan and rotate the new one, if I am understanding your request.

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    Brilliant!
    That's exactly what I needed. Works like a champ.

    Thanks

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    you can easily "cheat" this by just putting even a detail line or any other line at 45 degrees in your main project and by pressing space bar your family will align to the detail/model line.

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    I like the idea of a second Reference Line better.
    That allows me to rotate back to 0 degrees and modify the content in a "normal" elevation view (front, back, left, right) and then rotate back to the final orientation.
    With things at funky angles, you have to create a bunch of Sections just to get a View at the correct angle.

    Once you discover "Set Work Plane" and hosting to Reference Lines, it changes your family building experience forever!

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