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    Default Numerous "slightly off-axis" warnings

    I'm getting this warning about sketch lines being slightly off-axis, on just about every single sketch line I'm drawing in my details. I'm assuming this comes from the fact that True North is rotated to 45.xx degrees, just a few tenths off from 45? What am I supposed to do about it? That's how the site is actually oriented.

    My property line bearings read like: S 45* 29' 53" E and S 44* 30' 07" W (two right-angle property lines), and the building is oriented parallel to those lines.

    So am I just doomed to getting these slightly off-axis errors about eleventy-billion times throughout the duration of this project?

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    Default Re: Numerous "slightly off-axis" warnings

    Are you picking lines from AutoCAD detail when this message appear ?

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    Default Re: Numerous "slightly off-axis" warnings

    Nope, I'm just in a wall section view sketching some filled region lines. I know the section view is perpendicular to the wall because I can dimension different layers of the wall just fine.

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    Default Re: Numerous "slightly off-axis" warnings

    Can you do the same action with a section set to Project north ?

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    Default Re: Numerous "slightly off-axis" warnings

    Sections and Elevations do not have an Orientation parameter.

    It's firing off a warning every time I draw a line other than vertical (vertical lines are fine since they have no horizontal direction), any time I split a sketch line, and any time I offset a line, in which case it fires off double rapid-fire warnings (extremely annoying).

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    Default Re: Numerous "slightly off-axis" warnings

    Hey Pat,

    I get those warnings all the time too. I think they're harmless, and thus extremely annoying! I've created massing elements with the underside being just slightly at an angle, giving me the opportunity to use the wall by face tool instead of having to use a soffit or ceiling (if the face is perfectly horizontal, the wall by face tool won't work, so this was my way to "cheat"). I think Revit just wants to make sure you didn't inadvernently draw something off-axis....if it's aaaalmost horizontal, Revit wants to make sure to tell you that's it's not perfectly horizontal/vertical.

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    Default Re: Numerous "slightly off-axis" warnings

    They are not always harmless. I had a roof that would not create because of these errors. I was tracing an autocad file. They were very, very slightly off. Support found it.

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