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  1. "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...
  2. forest for the trees...sigh

    forest for the trees...sigh
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    Poll: ..........

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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...
  10. 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.
  12. 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...)
  13. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. Check out THIS THREAD...

    Check out THIS THREAD to see one approach, what is possible.
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    One option, use a Reference Line as the...

    One option, use a Reference Line as the underlying geometry and assign the endplate to the workplane at the end of the RL. Each arc RL has a workplane at each end. See image.
  22. Gotcha! Chopped Livah

    Gotcha! Chopped Livah
  23. Pick up a couple books like these: Paul Aubin's...

    Pick up a couple books like these: Paul Aubin's Mastering Revit and Daniel Stine's Command Reference Book. Bring them along. You can review them for a quick refresher.

    However, if you don't...
  24. When the swing element is a nested family I find...

    When the swing element is a nested family I find it usually works fine in the host family. It is in the family editor where it will fail when elements land directly on a reference plane. I believe...
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    You could create a workset in your own model with...

    You could create a workset in your own model with the same name and not visible in all views by default. Then that user can open load the link and turn on that workset in views.
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