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    Lightbulb Useful every day (at least for me....:-)

    Hi,
    after Padlock's thread, here's another one, not really tricky but VERY useful.
    Consider it as a reminder:
    when it comes to put a number in a cell, you are allowed in Revit to put some formula:

    ex: if your input should be: "3.50" , try "=78.50-75.00". the result will be calculated.

    works also with * , / , + and thanks to Mr Alfredo, pi().

    don't forget it!

    PS: works also with dimensions.
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    I use this when I am making bolts and stuff. where my paramets are half the full size... I put in 2.6875"/2 =1.34375"
    dont have to do the math then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
    I use this when I am making bolts and stuff. where my paramets are half the full size... I put in 2.6875"/2 =1.34375"
    dont have to do the math then.
    I use metric, no math either. But I do use this on occasion, especially when adding different lengths in one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbenoit44 View Post
    ... and thanks to Mr Alfredo, pi().
    .. speaking of that, I'd like to share that after that thread in Augi about pi some months ago, the news spread in some blogs over the internet, such as in these: (including one in French):

    http://www.andekan.com/blog/2010/10/...nd-eat-it-too/
    http://autodesk-revit.blogspot.com/2...1_archive.html
    http://revitez.blogspot.com/2010/10/...rencontre.html

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    Okay, I'm a noob and don't understand. If you need 3.5 why not just type 3.5. What does making it a formula give you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    Okay, I'm a noob and don't understand. If you need 3.5 why not just type 3.5. What does making it a formula give you?
    Its more a case of using the formula instead of working it out with a calculator (ie: you dont know the result is 3.5)

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    Dzatto, just faster to play with only one keyboard at a time.
    Also, rounding numbers could be a problem sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Page View Post
    Its more a case of using the formula instead of working it out with a calculator (ie: you dont know the result is 3.5)
    Quote Originally Posted by jbenoit44 View Post
    Dzatto, just faster to play with only one keyboard at a time.
    Also, rounding numbers could be a problem sometimes.
    Oh okay. I was thinking you knew the answer already. lol

    Yeah, that makes sense. Just type the formula in there if you know it. Cool. I'll have to remember that.

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