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hudster

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Lighting device on a sloped ceiling
« on: June 22, 2017, 06:12:49 am »
 :tickedoff: Ever tried to place a lighting device on a sloped ceiling? it works, looks good in 3D, but the annotation symbol won't show up on the 2D layouts. Every other family has a parameter to maintain the Annotation orientation, except for lighting devices. WHY? does Autodesk think lighting can't or won't be placed on a sloped ceiling?
So I'm left having to try to find a workable solution to a problem that shouldn't really exist because some eedjit somewhere thinks it's not required.

A quick Google search reveals I'm not the only one having this issue, so now I need to find a solution and create a whole new set of families just for sloped ceilings. Oh, and did I mention the job is behind schedule and is due Friday, guess who'll be working late to solve this one. Thanks Autodesk.

And Breathe.....
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Re: Lighting device on a sloped ceiling
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 07:03:09 am »
A quick Google search reveals I'm not the only one having this issue...
Nope. It's been an issue for a LOOOOONG time now.
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Re: Lighting device on a sloped ceiling
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 07:31:06 am »
Every other family has a parameter to maintain the Annotation orientation, except for lighting devices. WHY? does Autodesk think lighting can't or won't be placed on a sloped ceiling?

Lighting is not alone on this. Lighting is not singled out by any stretch of the imagination.
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Re: Lighting device on a sloped ceiling
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 09:17:00 am »
I think I spend more time "fudging" things on Revit to make them work/look right than I do on actual coordination work.
Today, its broken my resolve. I'm demotivated beyond belief.
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Re: Lighting device on a sloped ceiling
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 11:01:03 am »
I found this, https://www.augi.com/articles/detail/hope-for-the-slope, but it hurts my head trying to understand the guys' instructions, Can anyone decode this to get this to work?
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Re: Lighting device on a sloped ceiling
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2017, 11:38:58 am »
I got this to work.
It has an instance parameter to set the ceiling angle, so it displays the nested generic annotation, woo hoo, back to work  :cry:
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Re: Lighting device on a sloped ceiling
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 01:30:29 pm »
glad you were able to figure out my article.

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Re: Lighting device on a sloped ceiling
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 04:18:25 pm »
glad you were able to figure out my article.

It is well written. I'm sure I'll be referring back to it in the not too distant future.
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Re: Lighting device on a sloped ceiling
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2017, 03:45:22 am »
glad you were able to figure out my article.

It took a while to get my head round it, but its a very effective solution. Saved my bacon on my current project
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Re: Lighting device on a sloped ceiling
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2017, 07:40:48 am »
quick way is.. LW tool w invisible line to hide familie.. use detail component. lite family can still be tagged it is just hidden by LW tool.. easy solution but not associative.. help s to not have to do to all families.. so has good and bad..

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Re: Lighting device on a sloped ceiling
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 05:48:30 pm »
I figured out that detail lines show up in a sloped light fitting, all I need to figure out is how to scale a circular family detail line circle to match the scale.
we typically use a 5mm circle for all round lighting fittings, just so they are all visible, some fittings are so small they hardly register on a layout
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