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    Depending on how you want to use this.. you can...

    Depending on how you want to use this.. you can also do it manually in revit if the report doesnt do what you want.
    Make a parameter called 'Is Index Run' and add it to ducts, pipes, fittings....
  2. BIM 360 has a useful button to completely...

    BIM 360 has a useful button to completely relinquish everything in a model. Its in the 'Manage Models' options next to publish.
    (But use with caution and dont tell your users.. as it kicks everyone...
  3. I find a better way is to make a few 'Material'...

    I find a better way is to make a few 'Material' Type parameters in the family.
    Then link these type parameters to the Material parameter in extrusions that you want to colour.
    Then it doesnt...
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    Intersecting fitting and pipe geometry doesnt...

    Intersecting fitting and pipe geometry doesnt cause any problems as far as I know, but if you want correct pipe lengths you should put the connector where the bottom of the socket would be, even if...
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    If you can make the Units work, I dont see why a...

    If you can make the Units work, I dont see why a different parameter type wouldnt work.
    Or... you can make life easy and switch to Metric Units :thumbsup:
  6. {Appears in cloud of smoke} :cool: You summoned...

    {Appears in cloud of smoke} :cool: You summoned me?

    Yes, it works but try to keep it simple.
    Make a small shared Elec/Mech Equipment block and put it in the families you want to link. Make...
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    For generally showing where things will be? I...

    For generally showing where things will be? I would suggest using Area Plans. They can be easily sketched independently of the room bounding and stuff and work with colour schemes/legends
    To sketch...
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    Alright! For a moment there you where doing me a...

    Alright! For a moment there you where doing me a hecking concern a do.
    I look forward to trying it with 2020
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    Hmmm.. So enough people complained (Myself and...

    Hmmm.. So enough people complained (Myself and several MEP colleagues included) that nested connectors dont work properly and they 'solve' the problem by removing the potentially very useful feature...
  10. Ive seen the same problem before and it appears...

    Ive seen the same problem before and it appears the origin of a tag is not affected by the 'Defines Origin' workplanes or the extents. The insertion point is the internal 0,0 origin of the tag...
  11. Yeah rotation is something they made...

    Yeah rotation is something they made unnecessarily difficult to do in revit..
    If you search there are loads of posts specifically on Rotation Rigs on this forum.

    Main thing is to lock the end of...
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    Kind of agree.. but being able to seamlessly work...

    Kind of agree.. but being able to seamlessly work with multiple confederated models, as if elements where in the same model just without being able to change the link, would be a major step up in the...
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    Revit server is great for internal use between...

    Revit server is great for internal use between offices. Also means people can only see/open the right version.

    Do you have any other way to log in remotely to your company network? Like a Citrix...
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    Well like the error says, dont use hosted...

    Well like the error says, dont use hosted (Wall,Ceiling,Face based) families as they cannot be easily moved. Just use Level based and make sure you have the same levels.
    Workplane Based is also...
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    To misquote a speech I saw by Slavoj Zizek; ...

    To misquote a speech I saw by Slavoj Zizek;

    "Some political philosophers believe we should live in a perfect Democracy, where people are actively involved in decision making and everything is...
  16. No, unfortunately Title Blocks are basically a...

    No, unfortunately Title Blocks are basically a big Tag that reads paramters from the sheet and then displays them.
    Just like in a tag it can only show a sheet value and not do anything with it,...
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    Ive done something like that before. Grips...

    Ive done something like that before.
    Grips always appear in the centre of the ref line/plane. With a ref plane that is always in the middle of the family..
    You can control the grip position of...
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    How about numbering by location? Something like...

    How about numbering by location? Something like <XX.X><Y.YY> coordinates, should be accurate enough and you can always add unique numbers between existing piles.
    Or to make it more user freindly...
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    Sticky: I think its understandable... revit is about...

    I think its understandable... revit is about defining the model parametrically with lengths, widths heights etc, so that you can work with the data to make a model instead of just 'drawing' it. So...
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    Serious answer is shared network package folder...

    Serious answer is shared network package folder (No problems so far..) . Or folder in a file synching system like Box if users are offline a lot.
    Maybe someone should make a cloud hosted folder of...
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    "Wondering what people do for package management...

    "Wondering what people do for package management around here."

    Edit node.
    Edit Python.
    Ctrl-C.
    Python from String.
    Ctrl-V.

    :laugh:
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    Exactly. Filter visibility by parameter not...

    Exactly. Filter visibility by parameter not Workset.
    Also, I dont see how it would cost any more time/effort to select the elements you wish to 'Demo' and change the parameter instead of the...
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    The 'Clockwork' package has a Document.Worksets...

    The 'Clockwork' package has a Document.Worksets node that can get all worksets in the project
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    Yes. If you know which elements are mirrored you...

    Yes. If you know which elements are mirrored you can reverse the process.
    Although in some cases you may find that you want to unmirror the family (To get rid of the error) but actually it should...
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    I use CM a lot for MEP and have had the same...

    I use CM a lot for MEP and have had the same problem. Basically its another of those Autodesk creations that is incredibly powerful and has a lot of potential.... but they didnt bother to fully test...
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