Element.HandOrientaion Node


I have a project going to help automate documentation of assemblies

I have been reading through some older forum posts on the subject here:

Now I am searching for a node named “Element.HandOrientation” that is contained within a custom node in the above solution.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

Try to describe your scenario. What is it you want to gain? Then will it be easier to help you.

You can start by looking at the RevitAPI for informations about “HandOrientation”

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Yeah, I am uncertain of the outputs from this node, I believe it may be a vector describing the element’s rotation vs the world XY plane.

My goal is to generate “front” elevations of Curtain Wall assemblies. (Storefront) I am working in a new office that has projects with many pieces of curtain wall that must be elevated in the documents.

I have run into a bit of a problem with rotating the assembly origin of multiple assemblies. I would like to be able to feed in a list of curtain wall assemblies & have their origins all rotated so that selecting a “front” elevation will produce the desired result.

Thanks for your reply!

I don’t know where it is from, but I can have that node coded tomorrow at some time… I am running tests on a range of new nodes I am going to release tomorrow. A node for orientation can be fixed together with these…

Thanks for your help @erfajo!

I was able to find that node in a BIM4Struc Package. Unfortunately, I found some Python problems after that…

After watching this post very closely, I was able to get my lists sorted correctly for the custom node to rotate multiple assembly origins.



I have released an update of Orchid with +20 new nodes, among these, is this node…
if you think it should work differently, then please give me some feedback :slight_smile:

the update…


Awesome! I will check it out! Thanks!