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    Thanks Dave, you also saved my bacon today after going around in loops trying to work out why 1 of our elevations was exported incorrectly. Turns out it was a skewed Elev.
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    Good to hear, I still find elevations/sections slightly rotated from time to time, in which dimensions won't work. So after all these years, it still comes in handy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbaldacchino View Post
    Good to hear, I still find elevations/sections slightly rotated from time to time, in which dimensions won't work. So after all these years, it still comes in handy!
    I tihnk there is an easier way to do this. It might not have existed when this tutorial was first written 6 years ago. But now if you have an elevation marker slightly off axis you can fix it by selecting the body portion of the elevation marker and then rather than use the rotate command from the Modify tab, use the rotate grip that is shown to rotate the elevation marker. Using this rotate gizmo the "hunting" behavior (the processuses to snap an elevation parallel to a plane in the project) will be used during the rotation and the elevation will "snap" into place.
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    Thanks for the tip Jeff! Didn't realize that, although it is finicky to get it to work since I'm not seeing any tracking feedback as to what it's snapping to. Unfortunately this is only available for Elevations, so Sections still need to use this long-winded technique to be corrected.

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    Yeah sections are a bit more tricky because they don't have the "hunting" behavior elevations do. There is more of a chance the section was intentionally drawn off axis. I am not totally sure what the hunting behavior of the elevation markers tracks but if I had to guess you could isolate the walls and the elevation marker with the sunglasses first and then use the rotate gizmo to insure you were rotating to the wall. With the visibility of other categories off they would not be "seen" by the elevation marker.
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    Jeff, it seems that the snapping/hunting behavior is not very reliable and sometimes it just plain doesn't work. I've had this happen on some occasions and other users are reporting similar experiences. Here's a post (OMG I'm going to cause a circular reference now as that post is referencing this one!):

    http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?...hread_id=31145

    I'm not sure this is happening becuase there might be too many things in the view and the elevation tag just doesn't try due to performance (hardcoded behavior?) but if I recall, I temporarily isolated the wall I cared to snap to and the elevation tag but it still wouldn't snap. Might be worth a try if all else fails, and then on to the long-winded method described in this post, which is recommended only when you have a lot of time invested alread in detailing a particular elevation with tags, notes, etc.

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