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    Revit Units

    So I like when Revit calculates things for me. I have my total reinforcement volume * my reinforcement density. In the schedule I told it that I wanted this parameter to show in Tonnes (which to my ignorance is a metric ton ~2200lbs not 2000lbs). Where can I choose Tons (US as I am in the US and I thought the Revit I use was the imperial installed Revit)...again I know I can just force it with my own math, but I really would prefer Revit to just be able to do Tons in the US...

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    That should be under Manage>Project Units> (most likly Strcutural)

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    This would change it for all of volumes in the project and I just need it in the one schedule which I can do fine...and it lists multiple units, but the units under Project Units will be exactly the same as what I can select on an override...

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    You can't have weight units in Revit (or tell me how please).
    I use a calculated value as you did, and had the symbol for tons (T) in the column header.

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    Go to the Formatting Tab of the Schedule Properties. You can override the units there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbenoit44 View Post
    You can't have weight units in Revit (or tell me how please).
    I use a calculated value as you did, and had the symbol for tons (T) in the column header.
    Weight and Force are the same thing...so I just use Structural-Force

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdradvies View Post
    Go to the Formatting Tab of the Schedule Properties. You can override the units there.
    This is what I have done since the project is set to pounds. The issue is that none of the units I am able to select are Tons (US). I get Tonnes (Metric), Newtons, pounds, and others but no Tons...is there not a Tons (Unit) in Revit?

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    is there not a Tons (Unit) in Revit?
    No, or hidden under the trees.

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    Could you use Kips? I dont see a "Ton" unit anywhere within Revit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdoherty0102 View Post
    This is what I have done since the project is set to pounds. The issue is that none of the units I am able to select are Tons (US). I get Tonnes (Metric), Newtons, pounds, and others but no Tons...is there not a Tons (Unit) in Revit?
    Sorry, I'm not too familiair with the Imperial System (and didn't read your post all too well)

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