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    I think you need to delete the center line in the...

    I think you need to delete the center line in the family. My pipe union family is just the OOTB family with that center line deleted and a perpendicular line drawn in. You may also want to check the...
  2. I just installed a version from last year and it...

    I just installed a version from last year and it worked. But thanks again!
  3. So... I installed Spring Nodes package but for...

    So... I installed Spring Nodes package but for some reason they're not showing up in the Library menu. I've even tried clearing all of my packages and reinstalling them but it didn't help. I have...
  4. Thanks!

    Thanks!
  5. Is there a way to pull a list of Elements from a Schedule View?

    I have a situation where I'm trying to use a schedule as the basis of my DYN, using it and it's calculated parameters where I can instead of relying on Dynamo to perform the calculations I want to...
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    This is a big difference between Arch and MEP...

    This is a big difference between Arch and MEP that a lot of people don't realize. If you look at the total number of Schedules that an Architect will need, it's probably 10 or 15% of what Mechanical...
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    I've gotten the workflow about as optimized as...

    I've gotten the workflow about as optimized as it's going to get, I think. Since I wrote this post (5+ years ago! Holy cow...), I've figured out how to enter the People, Lighting Heat Gain and...
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    Given how Shared Parameters work, every firm has...

    Given how Shared Parameters work, every firm has library of them that's as unique as a fingerprint. You'll never get your schedules to work with them without swapping out every "foreign" Shared...
  9. There are those that will disagree with me, but...

    There are those that will disagree with me, but my solution is to not slope piping at all. A lot of the embedded 2D graphics in our pipe families (which are what you see when the pipe is viewed at...
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    ^ I've done this exact thing.

    ^ I've done this exact thing.
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    Did you know that the native Duct Static Pressure...

    Did you know that the native Duct Static Pressure Report does this?
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    Need help with rotating family parts.

    Hi everybody. I'm pretty good at making families but I'm at an impasse here. I'm trying to make a family for a backflow preventer, specifically this Watts model:
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    Kudos on picking a good subject name at least. ...

    Kudos on picking a good subject name at least. It made me click! ;)
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    I've created my own Space Types, but all I really...

    I've created my own Space Types, but all I really use them for is to control lighting power density, ventilation rates, occupant heat gain, etc. I'm coming at this from an equipment sizing...
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    Thanks! When you bring the GBXML data into...

    Thanks!

    When you bring the GBXML data into HAP, it uses it to generate spaces and surfaces. It does generate a "translation report" afterwards but it's not particularly useful.

    Interestingly,...
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    GBXML and the Building Envleope

    So it's the Friday before a 3 day weekend and here I am tinkering. I'm trying to understand GBXML a little better and I'm hoping someone can point in the right direction.

    I'm an MEP designer and...
  17. I've really seen this happen with details that...

    I've really seen this happen with details that were converted from CAD. Some of our details have ridiculous amounts of linework that no one will ever see because it's so tiny, and it really bloats...
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    Exactly. I had a guy the other day come to me...

    Exactly. I had a guy the other day come to me asking if we had a family for a VAV with a hot water heating coil. We do, I made it and a corresponding schedule over a year ago, but it might as well...
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    I don't know much about IFC. I tried to export a...

    I don't know much about IFC. I tried to export a project to it (as a potential solution to this version issue) and it caused Revit to crash.
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    That's why I think a hard-and-fast policy is the...

    That's why I think a hard-and-fast policy is the answer: Current version is two versions behind the latest version, period. When 2021 comes out, you migrate to 2019, etc. That keeps you compatible...
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    Yeah, that's complete insanity. I'm constantly...

    Yeah, that's complete insanity. I'm constantly making updates to our template and families and it's getting saved exactly once. No way am I maintaining parallel libraries. My compromise to the...
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    The idea of keeping redundant copies of our...

    The idea of keeping redundant copies of our standards updated for each version makes my eye twitch. I'm the only guy at my firm who curates and maintains this stuff and it's hard enough to keep...
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    Well, like I said, there are plenty of MEP firms...

    Well, like I said, there are plenty of MEP firms in my area that will elect to work in CAD and that seems to be fine with everyone. Maybe it's a regional thing. All anyone at a manager level really...
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    Architects using older versions

    MEP guy here. I'm what passes for my firm's Revit Guru. We've got this ongoing problem where a few of the architects we're working with are still using Revit 2016, which is forcing us to do so as...
  25. Just a quick update, I created a little "block"...

    Just a quick update, I created a little "block" family of my own and created types for various heat generating devices: workstations, copiers, refrigerators, etc, and then copied them around my...
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