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How to Stay in Phase when Revit Phases Disappear
Recently we ran into an issue where every phase in a project disappeared. The impossible situation of no phases happened. What's more the ability to add phases seemed to be blocked by the graying out of the Insert phases buttons in the empty dialog. In the ...
Recently we ran into an issue where every phase in a project disappeared. The impossible situation of no phases happened. What's more the ability to add phases seemed to be blocked by the graying out of the Insert phases butt...
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Blunt Force Revit Formulas
I got asked by a friend to create a formula that will pass  a value from 1-4 to a parameter called IP . The 1,2,3, or 4 will come from one of 4 Yes/No parameters ( LB, LC,LF , and LO ). As a given check-box is checked "on", the other check-boxes should turn...
I got asked by a friend to create a formula that will pass a value from 1-4 to a parameter called IP. The 1,2,3, or 4 will come from one of 4 Yes/No parameters (LB, LC,LF, and LO). As a given check-box is checked "on", the ot...
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Excellent Blog Post by Doug Bowers
Electrical Panels in Revit are at the very least... fussy.  Doug Bowers just posted an excellent article on why electrical load calculations can go bad  on his Blog Applying Technology to Architecture .
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The coolest thing I have seen in a long time.
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Old Stuff Doesn't Matter
I wonder why we continue to have a place in a title block for Drawn By:. Back in the olden days, each drafter had a sheet. They worked on it until they were done, and they put their initials on the sheet to indicate they did the work. Electronic sheets don'...
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Haha, Paul beat me to it... I did the same, with the same reaction.
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Hide Unused Sections, Callouts, and Elevations
When annotating sheets I often have to deal with more than enough callouts, sections, and elevations that have not been placed on sheets. They clutter the drawing and distract me. To clear things up, a not so intuitive filter can be made. It employs quite a...
When annotating sheets I often have to deal with more than enough callouts, sections, and elevations that have not been placed on sheets. They clutter the drawing and distract me. To clear things up, a not so intuitive fil...
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Revit Road Map
I did not expect to see the first ever public road map of where Revit is going to be published on the Autodesk Community porthole. They say it better than I can summarize so go check it out and see if they plan to give want you want. Find the road map here....
I did not expect to see the first ever public road map of where Revit is going to be published on the Autodesk Community porthole. They say it better than I can summarize so go check it out and see if they plan to give want y...
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Who Has My Drawing Open?
It hasn't to me for years but it did yesterday. I tried to open a drawing but it was locked by another user, and I had no idea who it was. I fell back on an AutoCAD command I haven't used for years and it still works great. Type " whohas " on the command li...
It hasn't to me for years but it did yesterday. I tried to open a drawing but it was locked by another user, and I had no idea who it was. I fell back on an AutoCAD command I haven't used for years and it still works great...
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Revit Royalty at RTC
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Open to Favorites
Little things sure can make a big difference.  If I have a job I will be returning to. I add a shortcut to it in my Windows Favorites. Then I rename the shortcut to include the project name and number. This is nice because when I use the Open command in Rev...
Little things sure can make a big difference.  If I have a job I will be returning to. I add a shortcut to it in my Windows Favorites. Then I rename the shortcut to include the project name and number. This is nice because ...
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How to Make More Money
Take the AUGI Salary Survey   Wait for the results, typically released September or October. Compare your salary with Melanie's data. Use data and math to negotiate  a better deal. Your SO is all gonna be like "You are so awesome!" and stuff.
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