Don’t you hate “Can’t rotate element into this position.” error message in Revit?
Let’s say you need to rotate element into a position in which Revit will not let you. There is a simple solution, but it includes creating additional family.
For our example we will take a book family with “Always vertical” parameter turned on. It does not matter, we do not need to switch it off.
Procedure is as follows:
- Create new Generic Model Adaptive family
- Create one Adaptive Point, click on the point
- Set “Point” parameter to “Placement Point”
- Next, set “Show Placement Number” to “When Selected”
- Load original family that you want to rotate (a book from this example)
- Place it in the new family and lock to one adaptive point plane (one is more than enough)
- Load adaptive family into a project, create instance (on a level or any other reference)
- Click on the adaptive point (you’ll need to tab it a little)
- Turn off instance parameter “driven by host”
- Rotate into any position
- If needed, set workplane on which you want to rotate and rotate again
Video shows it all: