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Rotating a Cad Block

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I feel like I am missing something obvious but I created a cad block in the default xy plane (a metal roof truss) but I need to rotate it into the yz plane in my plan. How do I go about doing this?

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Copy and past into an elevation view and then go back to plan view and rotate if necessary maybe ??   Not perfectly cleat on what you are up to really.

 

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I tried that but there is no rotation available in elevation view - can move it but no rotation. 

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Please check your messages, and tell us more about you have done, and what you are trying to do.

 

Images are very helpful.

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To clarify, I created the attached truss using polyline solids and then grouped them into an architectural block and saved it to my library. When I place it into my plan it is in the xy plane when inserted. I am trying to rotate it 90 degrees into the xy plane so it is in the yz plane (think ceiling plane vs wall plane). I probably need to create it differently but I cannot figure out if there is a way to create a polyline solid in a different plane. Using CA x12. 

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If it's the correct size as is, you can create a symbol, then rotate the symbol.

 

 

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31 minutes ago, RVBarn said:

To clarify, I created the attached truss using polyline solids and then grouped them into an architectural block and saved it to my library. When I place it into my plan it is in the xy plane when inserted. I am trying to rotate it 90 degrees into the xy plane so it is in the yz plane (think ceiling plane vs wall plane). I probably need to create it differently but I cannot figure out if there is a way to create a polyline solid in a different plane.

 

If you would rather not convert to a symbol you can unblock and convert back to a Plain Polyline then cut and paste to elevation view and convert back to psolid and set depth.

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I have done many of these trusses and I always create them in section view. That way you can set the pitch in the same view they are drawn in. I then create a symbol using a 3D view. I add them to my user library and I don't have to create them again for a project with the same building size and roof pitch.

 

One tip: I create a large slab or polyline solid first to be used as the "backstop" for the truss parts. That way the components will build in front of the backstop. I simply delete the backstop before making the symbol.

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