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Philip Chan
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Wall Opening - What's New?
I stumped something new just few days ago as I have never paid attention to the native opening tool in Revit. I wrote this post back in September 2015 about some common methods I use when it comes to creating openings in Revit. Wall "opening tool" is one th...

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Vetting BIM content for your office
During the recent workshop at my Midwest offices visit, this same question was raised many times during the discussion. "Should we be downloading and using content from other websites for our project? If so, how do we know they are "okay" to use?" Revit con...

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Season Greeting 2016
It is the time of the year again, I wish you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Missing Your Project Info !?
Got this weird bug a few days ago for the first time. Someone reached out to me and said the "Project Info" button is grayed out that you can't even click on it. Turns out this has been a known issue for many versions. I was able to find a workaround soluti...

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Mind Your CAD File
This is the second time I have come across with this weird issue. It was puzzling at first and I thought that it was a glitch from Revit. In the elevation view, some of the families (in this case, furniture and specialty equipment family) show up in the ele...

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RTC NA 2016 this week!
Revit Technology Conference will be held this week at Scottsdale, Arizona. I will be presenting a class called "Railing, Railing, Railing". Railing tool has gained some improvements in Revit 2017. I will showcase what they are and share my study on how they...

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Color Fill Your RCP
A question was asked recently by a designer in our Chicago office. He wants to apply "color scheme" for different ceiling height areas in the RCP (Reflected Ceiling Plan). Revit doesn't support such a feature under the RCP properties which only floor plan d...

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Can't Create Local File
I have run into this issue a lot in the past few months and I think it deserves a post. Here's the scenario: A user who tries to create a local file and encounters this error. They cancel it and re-try it again and still generate the same error. Immediately...

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Revit Build Number
This might not be obvious. For those of you who needs to manage Revit (UR) updates would agree with me that Revit 2015 was/has been a pain to keep up with. There are as many as 11 updates in the 2015 version as of today. How about other versions? Today I wa...

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100,000 Hits!
Thanks for all the readers who visit this site for the past 17 months. It has passed 100,000 hits just the turn of 2016. I look forward to sharing more my experience and tips and tricks with you. Cheers, Philip
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