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    Default Origin Point v. Rotation Origin.

    Hi

    I've created a family & defined the origin reference planes & it loads in perfectly, except if I click 'Rotate After Placement'.

    The rotation point appears to assume the centroid of all the elements in the family.
    Is there a way to override that & set it to the defined origin point?

    Hope you can help
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    Default Re: Origin Point v. Rotation Origin.

    Unfortunately unless you create a rotation parameter in your family you're stuck with the default rotate command origin.

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    Default Re: Origin Point v. Rotation Origin.

    OK, If you really want, you can use this trick:

    Add very small invisible lines (symbolic lines) spaced away from the family elements. Revit will consider the small lines as being part of the family, thus changing the centroid. Doing this you can "override" the rotation point to be wherever you want. Works like a charm...

    Andre Carvalho

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    Default Re: Origin Point v. Rotation Origin.

    Neat trick Andre

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    Default Re: Origin Point v. Rotation Origin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Carvalho View Post
    OK, If you really want, you can use this trick:

    Add very small invisible lines (symbolic lines) spaced away from the family elements. Revit will consider the small lines as being part of the family, thus changing the centroid. Doing this you can "override" the rotation point to be wherever you want. Works like a charm...

    Andre Carvalho
    Yes, neat trick indeed.
    Would a circle work?
    Cheers
    Dave F.

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    Default Re: Origin Point v. Rotation Origin.

    Good idea !

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