Boundingbox rotation

Hi all,

Am I the only one having problems with Element.BoundingBox not working as expected?

The BoundingBox doesn’t fit the Element geometry if rotated for eksampel by 45 degrees.

Dynamo version

Revit 2016 R2

Thanks in advance



Boundingbox rotation

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It’s what is called an axis aligned bounding box. To my knowledge this is on purpose.

Hi John

Thank for your answer. I missed the axis aligned for that node.

Do you know of any workarounds or nodes out there for getting min. and max. point from a geometry instead of using boundingbox?


Found a workaround in Vertex


I think im having the same issue as you, im trying to put a bounding box around a door, however i cant seem to get the bounding box to be square to the element.


if any one has any ideas please let me know. …


Thanks in advance,


BoundingBox.ByGeometryCoordinateSystem should have helped, but that node hasn’t been working as expected for a long time now.


I know this is old topic but i ran into a similar problem.

I have a Project with Generic Models [GM] representing the position of the Shafts.

I want create Shafts from those GMs, buts some of those shafts are rotated.

Can you explain (or show) how you managed to ‘rotate’ the Bounding Box.
I guess you used the coordinates from the Bounding Box to create the rotated Curves(?).

NB I am a beginner with Dynamo

After some research i came up with a different approach which worked for me.