BIM Troublemaker proposes a solution that makes Reference Lines normal, at least in the short-term…and he adds a throwdown to Buildz at the end 🙂

I’ll start with my 3d triangle and draw a rectangle on its face. Lookie Dis! They are aligned in the direction i want!

I deleted 2 lines i didn’t need, slapped reference points hosting my extrusion profile on the 2 remaining, and then pulled them to the edges of my triangle…

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BIM Troublemaker: Aligning Reference Lines

Sometimes a post comes along that I can’t help but re-post. The BIM Troublemaker has gone to the trouble of making a handy little Generic Annotation family for Coordination, with some great formulaic graphic feedback. Because its a Generic Annotation, it can be scheduled in a Note Block.  Nice work BIM Troublemaker!

Download a sample of the block here:
Trackable Comment Annotation.RFA

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BIM Troublemaker: Comment Tracking Using Noteblock Scheduling

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If you want to find out about Note Blocks, check out my previous post:
Note Blocks – What are they??

On a slightly unrelated note, if you want to automatically tag Component families, check out this post:
How to add a label to a Component Family (automatic tag)