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    Thanks John!

    Thanks John!
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    Picking multiple elements

    Hi,

    I'm looking for a node that will allow me to pick multiple elements. I know that the OOTB node "Select Model Elements" will allow a box-style selection, but that's not want I'm looking for.
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    I made a Dynamo graph that will "Hide in View"...

    I made a Dynamo graph that will "Hide in View" any vertical pipe that's under another vertical pipe. This effectively resolves the problem of overlapping "Pipe Down" symbols.
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    Hi! Over time I came to realize that this thing...

    Hi! Over time I came to realize that this thing was just too big, it tried to do too much and wasn't as useful in practice as I thought it would be. I've since broken up a lot of these functions...
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    It really is a thorn in our side. I've taken to...

    It really is a thorn in our side. I've taken to using a yes/no project parameter called "To Be Demolished." It applies to many different family categories. Then I use View Filters to hide it in...
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    Have you tried fixing the problem? That's a...

    Have you tried fixing the problem?

    That's a response befitting the level of effort you put into the question.
  7. Deploying DYNs to multiple users for the first time...

    Hey everyone.

    So I've been cooking up all sorts of DYNs on my own for a while now.

    Now I've got other users who want to use them. When they try, they're getting errors about not having the...
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    I try to have as few line styles set up as...

    I try to have as few line styles set up as possible. We have a Legend in our Template that lists examples, their names, line weight, line pattern, and a description of where to use it. If you put it...
  9. But what have you done for me lately?

    But what have you done for me lately?
  10. What's the value of a model, apart from the Drawings?

    MEP guy with a business question here.

    We just wrapped up a project where we replaced several large air handlers in a 30+ story high rise and reconfigured two mechanical rooms that take up the...
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    Well, ideally the instance parameter values would...

    Well, ideally the instance parameter values would be copied when the equipment was duplicated, but yeah, the schedule allows me to make sure that they stay the same.
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    Printing issue with "Pipe Down" symbol

    Hey everybody,

    I'm having a printing issue that I can't seem to figure out. I have a 1/2" scale mechanical room plan where I'm showing some piping turning down. On the screen, it looks like I...
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    If you’re relocating lots of complex equipment...

    If you’re relocating lots of complex equipment (I.e lots of parameters) like VAVs, you’ll want to create a yes/no project parameter for the items that you’re relocating. Then create a schedule that...
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    There’s no out-of-the-box way to handle this, you...

    There’s no out-of-the-box way to handle this, you have to get creative and develop your own system with parameters and schedules. If you’re just starting out and using manufacturer families like...
  15. Ive talked up BIM360 to my managers but I dont...

    Ive talked up BIM360 to my managers but I dont see it going anywhere. Just like the CAD>Revit transition 10 years ago, we wont consider it until our architect clients are using it and demand that...
  16. Is anyone else seeing a rash of VPN-related file corruptions?

    MEP guy here.

    Like everyone else, we're closing out Week #3 of this giant unscheduled telework experiment. I've been getting regular emails and phonecalls from users telling me "Help! My model's...
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    Dynamo can be used to move data around your model...

    Dynamo can be used to move data around your model and create connections that don't normally exist. I use it to move data back and forth between my Spaces, HVAC zones, and VAV boxes.

    Just don't...
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    So, I'm glad I saw this thread. About half of...

    So, I'm glad I saw this thread. About half of the Revit users in my department are using VPN, the other half (including myself) are using Google Remote Desktop. I just sounded the alarm with our...
  19. Our electrical dept wants to move to using separate M and E models.

    We've been using Revit for the past several years and for that time, Mechanical and Electrical have been working in the same unified MEP model. Our overall "Revit Setup" is mature at this point and...
  20. Read the Dynamo Primer, but skip the parts on...

    Read the Dynamo Primer, but skip the parts on geometry. Focus on the parts that deal with list processing.

    https://primer.dynamobim.org/


    Or you can do what I did and just play around with it....
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    Yes, but its going to involve some set-up. ...

    Yes, but its going to involve some set-up. Youll have to make every object that you want to schedule a Detail Item family. Detail items are simple 2D families and, like all families, they can be...
  22. Notice: It’s time to learn Dynamo. Dynamo IS...

    Notice: It’s time to learn Dynamo.

    Dynamo IS the scripting/automation tool that comes with Revit. It’s so easy to use that it’s actually fun. Just start playing with it. You can probably do this...
  23. I'd make a yes/no Project Parameter called...

    I'd make a yes/no Project Parameter called "AssetTagID/Type Mark Mismatch" (or something like that). Then I'd use Dynamo to perform the comparison between the text strings and set that yes/no...
  24. There's a big CAD vs. Revit standoff at my...

    There's a big CAD vs. Revit standoff at my company. The managers don't understand it, don't want to hear about it, and demand that drawings printed from the two programs be indistinguishable. It's...
  25. I actually looked into this, but my concern was...

    I actually looked into this, but my concern was that every user needs to have that custom font loaded on their local machine in order for those characters to be visible. IMO there were too many...
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