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    I just got off the phone with an Autodesk rep...

    I just got off the phone with an Autodesk rep yesterday trying to figure out if we needed BIM 360 Design ourselves as we don't really use worksharing, but we do often work with projects that link in...
  2. I've been wanting to do this with many of our...

    I've been wanting to do this with many of our families also, but we discovered that nested annotation within a family does not respect scale changes in a project view. We started creating multiple...
  3. My Autodesk Desktop App hasn't been working...

    My Autodesk Desktop App hasn't been working correctly for over half a year now. These days, I go right to my Autodesk Account site and download the updates there.
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    Something we've noticed recently is that if there...

    Something we've noticed recently is that if there are any Windows Updates pending on your system that haven't gone though, Autodesk Products will straight up fail installation. Have you tried...
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    If I remember correctly, we solved this problem...

    If I remember correctly, we solved this problem by modifying our column families to show a custom projection from plan view and hid the 3D display.
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    I've often imagined a future where the BIM...

    I've often imagined a future where the BIM Draftsman can just focus on the Model and the Information, and then the trades apply their own "lenses" to that model and run an auto-tag/auto-dimension as...
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    Thank you Robin! Out of curiosity, if I wanted to...

    Thank you Robin! Out of curiosity, if I wanted to say Astragal = False, would the statement be if(Not Astragal, 0, Plan Swing Angle)?
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    Formula using degrees

    I've attached an image of what I'm trying to achieve but I just can't find that correct syntax. I am trying to say the following:

    If Astragal equals True than be 0 degrees else be the value of...
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    Thanks for the reply ScubaMan, So I gave your...

    Thanks for the reply ScubaMan,
    So I gave your trick a shot, but it did not work as expected. The top of the window is still moving up/down after changing window sizes which is what I was trying to...
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    Window Head Height Constraint

    Most of my internet searches on this old topic seem to suggest that there still isn't a good solution for this but I'll ask again anyways. I'd like for my Windows to maintain their head height...
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    A tool that could help manage or automate these...

    A tool that could help manage or automate these kinds of changes across an existing library of Revit projects quickly and efficiently would be amazing. Transfer Project Standards only addresses part...
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    So just in case you intend to keep both 2017 and...

    So just in case you intend to keep both 2017 and 2018 running at once, I just discovered that all of my 2017 stock Revit content was upgraded to 2018, so when I'm in 2017 and go to open a family...
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    The roof condition you are describing is a...

    The roof condition you are describing is a clerestory condition, where a mono-slab roof rakes up and stops. This has never joined correctly for me since my 6 years or so of using Revit. I usually...
  14. Correct. Windows is indeed reporting the 16G RAM...

    Correct. Windows is indeed reporting the 16G RAM (both in System properties and in the task manager) and we have all on the latest 2017.1 build.
  15. Revit appears to not be using all available RAM?

    Hi All,
    We recently doubled our system RAM from 8gig to 16gig on several Windows 10 boxes using Revit 2017. This could be a coincidence, but it seams like all boxes are hitting a memory wall around...
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    No-Plot Technique for 2017

    Hi all,
    I know there are plenty of older conversations about Revit and the request for No-Plot behavior. I just wanted to share a method that we are using today with the 2017 version and see if...
  17. In our office, since we usually have a high...

    In our office, since we usually have a high likelihood of being asked to make renderings when we're done with our projects, we don't intermingle the Rendered Appearance's with the underlying...
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    Room Parameter Management Question

    Hello All,
    I currently maintain several dozen predefined room names in a color scheme within my template. I have a need to have additional parameters with predefined values assigned to these rooms...
  19. Thank You Greg! I knew my work was sloppy. Much...

    Thank You Greg! I knew my work was sloppy. Much appreciated. -Dave
  20. Incremental Rounding and Unit Conversion Formula Question

    I'd like to have our Steel Framing families do a couple of extra calculations for us to handle 1) Preferred Orderable Increment rounding 2) Unit Conversion (in this case, from Feet to Inches) and 3)...
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    I initially used this method before I started...

    I initially used this method before I started getting involved with Design Options. I eventually decided to set my Roof visibility to be about 50% Transparent, revealing the walls below in an...
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    Interesting, I was running into this on earlier...

    Interesting, I was running into this on earlier versions of Revit (15,16) but I thought it was because I was printing to BlueBeam PDF on the wrong settings preset. I had 3 different PDF printers...
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    This is an old post I know, sorry for the...

    This is an old post I know, sorry for the resurrection, but are people still manually mitering corners today (Revit 2016) to get around this display issue? I'm considering separating my veneer from...
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    Hi aurimas, The Revit Materials allow us to...

    Hi aurimas,
    The Revit Materials allow us to control multiple aspects of behavior at once: "Graphics" display for our typical documentation views, "Appearance" display for our realistic or renderable...
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    I'm not sure if what I have to add to this convo....

    I'm not sure if what I have to add to this convo. is relevant or not, but here it goes. I recently learned that when publishing Addins for Revit, that Autodesk Apps tend to prefer Icons be...
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