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    Revit Plate/Hole tools are not good

    - Revit complains about not being in the right view to the work plane even when you are. Need to switch to a plan view then back to a section view while in the command. Seems like a bug.
    - Plates can not be cut
    - Hole pattern outline only allows rectangle and circle
    - Hole pattern outline can not be edited once drawn
    - Plates cannot be made into assemblies or groups (the ultimate dealbreaker).

    Much more functionality and ease of use with a face based family.

    Has any of this changed in Revit 2021? I am using Revit 2020. I'd like to offer feedback to the devs.

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    1. Improved in Revit 2021
    2. ?
    3. No change, not a big deal.
    4. You can edit in R2021
    5. No change. Instead of groups, you can use Structural Connection.


    Much more functionality and ease of use with a face based family.
    I can’t agree, plates and bolts are more convenient, even with their own shortcomings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurlan View Post
    1. Improved in Revit 2021
    2. ?
    3. No change, not a big deal.
    4. You can edit in R2021
    5. No change. Instead of groups, you can use Structural Connection.


    I cant agree, plates and bolts are more convenient, even with their own shortcomings.
    I'm glad to see they fixed some of these issues in Revit 2021. Not being able to use assemblies and groups is still a dealbreaker for me. It allows for simple detailing of pieces and assemblies, I love the create views feature of assemblies. Structural Connection doesn't allow this last I tried (and is not plate, which you can plop on any face.)

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    I think it's worth trying to create SC views with Dynamo.
    I don’t see how you can use assemblies with structural connections, because you have to include the beams in the assembly so that they get into view. But what if the same beam needs to be shown on another SC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurlan View Post
    I think it's worth trying to create SC views with Dynamo.
    I don’t see how you can use assemblies with structural connections, because you have to include the beams in the assembly so that they get into view. But what if the same beam needs to be shown on another SC?
    I wouldn't detail a connection as an assembly with more than one beam (or column). It'd be assigned to one beam, if it comes shop installed on a beam. If it doesn't, it'd be it's own assembly. If I need to detail multiple framing members in one detail I would just use sections and callouts.

    Is there a tutorial on doing SC views with Dynamo? I haven't done this, sounds interesting.

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