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  1. When you edit the toposurface the point values...

    When you edit the toposurface the point values will reference the project base point only. When I need to enter real elevation values I'll move the toposurface up to the original elevation (actual),...
  2. What system is the contour labels assigned to?

    What system is the contour labels assigned to?
  3. If you are creating site in the building model...

    If you are creating site in the building model directly then the initial result of linking a survey file is that the contours are well above the building because it is at "zero" and the contours are...
  4. While editing a Toposurface points only reference...

    While editing a Toposurface points only reference the internal project coordinate system, not the shared coordinate system. Place contour labels, what does that report?
  5. Using linestyles: Upper solid line uses Thin...

    Using linestyles: Upper solid line uses Thin Lines and Dashed line uses <Overhead>
  6. Did you try making the mullion profile almost...

    Did you try making the mullion profile almost (1/32" away) touch the reference plane in the profile family?
  7. "We can't build this building because your...

    "We can't build this building because your keynotes don't have circles around the numbers in the schedule", said no contractor ever. Put the symbol in the header and call it a day.

    FWIW, I've been...
  8. forest for the trees...sigh

    forest for the trees...sigh
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    That looks like a sheet or view name has one of...

    That looks like a sheet or view name has one of those characters. They might be fine within Revit but exporting to DWG or creating PDF's will fail on those views or sheets. When you sync you're also...
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    Poll: Nope, courwrecked.

    Nope, courwrecked.
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    Poll: Well if I use SwC it's after writing this first...

    Well if I use SwC it's after writing this first ...blah blah blah Synchronize with Central (SwC) blah blah blah...
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    Poll: Sync is pronounced JIF! Synch is cinch not cinq...

    Sync is pronounced JIF! Synch is cinch not cinq :)

    I use SwC more often when abbreviated, when StC went away.
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    Groups are generally a dead end as soon as you...

    Groups are generally a dead end as soon as you deal with connections and circuiting/systems. Maintaining them as the groups come into contact with other elements will usually break the groups. They...
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    A relevant aside regarding managing the content...

    A relevant aside regarding managing the content loaded in your projects...see my blog post for more detail and a follow up post.

    When more than one person loads the same family into a project and...
  16. One way, temporarily associate one of the...

    One way, temporarily associate one of the dimension's witness lines to another element and it will kill the override, move it back.
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    It's probably Cut vs Not Cut... Mechanical has no...

    It's probably Cut vs Not Cut... Mechanical has no Cut settings while GM does.
  18. It's the only instance where Revit offers us a no...

    It's the only instance where Revit offers us a no plot Text ;) (except NO text plots...)
  19. Text doesn't appear in Detail Item families. They...

    Text doesn't appear in Detail Item families. They represent a 2D version of real world (size) elements. To show text in such a family it must be a nested Annotation Symbol family which provides an...
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    Movement parallel to the wall is easier than away...

    Movement parallel to the wall is easier than away from the wall. You can use parameters in the host family for parallel but you need to define the origin for movement off to one side of the cabinet...
  21. View Templates could resolve that too. In my case...

    View Templates could resolve that too. In my case I tried VT management first. It turned out they were using a lot of working views to get around view template's control. It wasn't my first choice...
  22. I have used a workset set to Not Visible for...

    I have used a workset set to Not Visible for point cloud links. In this case I don't want to see the point cloud in any views other than those (very few) I specifically decide to see them in. I opted...
  23. Not that I'm aware of. They can't define "shared...

    Not that I'm aware of. They can't define "shared coordinates" in Navis, they can only append files that been prepared with some agreement on location. Something else defined the coordinates they want...
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    Autodesk KB article...

    Autodesk KB article on the subject.
  25. If you've been through a couple of iterations...

    If you've been through a couple of iterations loading the family into your project then you may have established what that material is in the Project and reloading the family is just protecting the...
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