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    They are separate concepts. Project Units guide...

    They are separate concepts. Project Units guide dimensions and temporary dimensions among many other values.
    Snap Settings for length and angle manifest in the process of sketching/moving/copying...
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    Splitting a model because of file size is like...

    Splitting a model because of file size is like asking your cat how good your model is...sigh
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    Don't do it. Separating "sheets" from the model...

    Don't do it. Separating "sheets" from the model is antithetical to Revit.
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    Type Workset controls the definition of a RVT...

    Type Workset controls the definition of a RVT link (CAD too)
    Instance Workset controls the actual visible link in the model, the one we placed.

    If you have one building design repeated on site...
  5. Click on the blue dot (grip) in the middle of the...

    Click on the blue dot (grip) in the middle of the witness line, drag it to the location you prefer. If you click on the dot like a button it can jump to another location on walls and other...
  6. Thus why I don't bother with any of that... I...

    Thus why I don't bother with any of that... I just tweak the view (Temp Hide/Isolate) when I'm done with the family, close other views, Save... and move on to other things.
  7. Before and after image of thumbnail after I've...

    Before and after image of thumbnail after I've used Temporary Hide Isolate prior to saving and closing the family. In the View 1 3D view I hide categories that I can and then use Hide/Isolate to hide...
  8. No, just Save.

    No, just Save.
  9. When I finish a family I use Temporary Hide...

    When I finish a family I use Temporary Hide Isolate to hide everything I don't want to see in the thumbnail, save and close the family.
  10. It doesn't support mirrored versions so you'll...

    It doesn't support mirrored versions so you'll need separate mirrored versions of the same villas.

    It is intended to allow a Villa design to show different site orientation within its own model....
  11. Project Base Point and Survey Point...in a linked...

    Project Base Point and Survey Point...in a linked file. Turn off in V/G Site category
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    I favor the "placeholder" approach you took. I...

    I favor the "placeholder" approach you took. I think it is consistent with real life. While some machinery might have wiring terminate in its own electrical access panel it quite often ends at a...
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    Sort of... the PDF is an image after importing...

    Sort of... the PDF is an image after importing it. Go to Manage Images and use Reload From to select the updated version of the PDF.
  14. Since I still don't know what "this is in real...

    Since I still don't know what "this is in real life"... It is easiest to define the two chamfers in terms of offsets in x/y directions. The angle would be secondary to, derived from, whatever offsets...
  15. Based on your image there is no way for Revit to...

    Based on your image there is no way for Revit to reconcile the relationship between segments. The reference plane has no origin for rotation when changing the angle value. If you create the bones...
  16. I wrote a blog post...

    I wrote a blog post that mentions another blogger's solution and provides my own using floors, a floor slab edge and walls for stepped foundation/footing conditions.
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    I've been using the 3D Connexion CADMouse for a...

    I've been using the 3D Connexion CADMouse for a few years now, quite comfortable for me but I don't have big hands. It might not be comfortable for long term use if you have big hands. Apart from...
  18. Families that share a category but not their...

    Families that share a category but not their creator can have different "bones" (Reference Planes). If you attach a dimension witness line to a reference plane like Center (Front/Back) and then swap...
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    RevitCity is a pub I don't frequent but it does...

    RevitCity is a pub I don't frequent but it does have some of the oldest Revit beer ever made by some of the earliest founding Revit users. They (RevitCity) copied the content from RUGI and elsewhere...
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    I see a possible option at RevitCity....

    I see a possible option at RevitCity. See image.
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    If there are instructions to do something to be...

    If there are instructions to do something to be able to answer the question make sure you do what they say. If you know another way to get the answer you might end up with the wrong one. For example,...
  22. It is especially helpful for anyone dealing with...

    It is especially helpful for anyone dealing with content that needs to live in older versions for compatibility across versions.
  23. Image or it didn't happen :hide: Is this New...

    Image or it didn't happen :hide:

    Is this New Specialty Equipment listed under the Specialty Equipment category? If so that was introduced by a Specialty Equipment family that someone added a...
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    yeah... Tim wrote a blog post about copying views...

    yeah... Tim wrote a blog post about copying views between projects too...

    https://revitcat.blogspot.com/2015/03/copying-views-between-revit-projects.html
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    What kind of view and what "tool" are you using?...

    What kind of view and what "tool" are you using?

    FWIW, It isn't "normal" to import a view from another model. If an arch model has a section in a location you want we create a section in our own...
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