Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rotate with Component

This little setting is meant to force a tag to rotate with the tagged element, meaning to maintain the alignment.

The easiest example is beam or wall tags following their parent.

These categories respond to Rotate with Component:
Walls, Curtain Walls, Doors, Windows, Railings, Ramps, Stairs (Runs, Landings and Supports), Structural (Framing, Braces and Trusses), Property Boundary, Property Line Segments, Planting, and Parking.

These categories are immune to Rotate with Component:
Foundations, Floors, Ceilings, Roofs, Furniture, Furniture Systems, Casework, Generic Models, Structural Columns, Detail Components, Massing, Mass Floors, Curtain Panels, and Specialty Equipment.

Breaking loose from "Revity rules" the space, room and area tags are allowed to rotate more easily by choosing Vertical, Horizontal or Model, for each tag we use. The Model option allows us to use the Rotate tool to rotate them freely, which would be quite nice for any tag.

Architectural Columns, Shaft Openings remain immune to tagging by category at all.

That seems like a long list but that doesn't even factor in MEP components. Perhaps I'll tackle that another night.


Alfredo Medina said...

Thanks, Steve. It's very good to have a list of when this ambiguous setting works or not. Same could be said of "keep readable".

Unknown said...

so please I'm trying to place a Tag for structural Steel column but the option horizontal or vertical is not responding in the section cut view, any help ??

Anonymous said...

I'm aware that this post was now a couple of years ago - Am I reading it right? Detail Item Tag have 'rotate with component' within the Family parameter settings .. but it doesn't work?

Steve said...

Yes, Detail Item tags are still immune to the Rotate with Component setting. They have the parameter but Revit doesn't respond to it being selected. (true up to Revit 2015)

Unknown said...

thanks Steve, just want to find out although this post if a couple of years old is the foundation tag still immune to rotate with component selection when using revit 2015 and/or revit 2016

Steve said...

Yes, still immune.

Anonymous said...

After 4 years (it's 2017)still Detail Item tag can't rotate with component!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the tips! They're still relevant - because NOTHING has changed yet!