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    #81
    Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
    ...Probably also not the most efficient way (although I also got stuck on the impossibility to convert integer or number values to model text). Bloated the family to 9,7mb.....
    Nothing is impossible, the impossible just takes a little longer... :beer: (and in this case, some longer formulas)

    Here you have it with 3D digitals, and st, nd, rd, etc... prefixed to the date
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    Klaus Munkholm
    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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      #82
      Ha! you actually did the formula with the 60 embedded if's for the minutes! argh... I wish the Factory would give us a simple function to convert reals or integers values to text, so that we don't have to do this.

      Well, your clock is awesome!
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        #83
        Originally posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
        Ha! you actually did the formula with the 60 embedded if's for the minutes! argh...
        Yah, not really the way I wanted to solve it :banghead: but it works, without exploding the file size
        Would be very nice if factory could build in a function to recognize characters vs. numbers and let us use number inputs for formulas, even if in a "text" field... I know nothing about programming in Revit, but something like this would be fairly easy in PHP (PCRE Patterns)
        Klaus Munkholm
        "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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          #84
          Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
          Yah, not really the way I wanted to solve it :banghead: but it works, without exploding the file size
          I'm not going to comment on that one... .
          But since when was the limitation on nested if's removed? I thought one could only go as far as 5 or 6.
          About the text to numbers: isn't it possible to use shared parameters in the family and assign a key schedule in the project?
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            #85
            Didn´t realize that we ever had a limitation on the if statements... but then again, I´ve never had to do sixty of them before...

            Just added a real digital display to the family

            Everyone -This family is just for the fun of it, but even if you don´t need a clock family, I´d strongly recommend checking it out if you´re interested in formulas and angular driven geometry :beer:
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            Klaus Munkholm
            "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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              #86
              nice watch Klaus.
              unfortunally it doesn't run on my pc. it is just idle.
              wondering what specs i need, to make it run...:beer:

              -rpict

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                #87
                Batteries are not included... you´ll have to buy those separately
                Klaus Munkholm
                "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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                  #88
                  Munkholm´s clock is already my first nominee for the best post of the month. Amazing Revit skills! A clock with hours, minutes, and seconds, without using angular dimensions.
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                    #89
                    So now that I have "idiot-proofed" the clock so it is not possible for Bozo the Clown to make a mistake (Thirty Days Hath September...), what is the solution to ensure that Bozo can include the year yet enter February 29 is only for a leap year?

                    Perhaps if Bozo makes a mistake and enters an impossible value, he should be prompted with a dialog box to make a different selection?!?

                    Not, of course, that any of us reading this post have anything better to do with our time...

                    [Note the smaller file size, corrected spelling in the parameter the modified hands to remove the "overlap" extrusion at the center circle. I think there is a name for this behavior - Obsessive Complusive Disorder? ]

                    (Update: Simplified and shortened a few formulas and corrected a reference in the attachment. Sorry)
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                    Last edited by phyllisr; February 22, 2011, 10:18 AM.

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                      #90
                      Are you guys serious ?? This is insane, are we building designers or clock makers ?? I think it is time to turn off your computers, go outside, and find a life !! :laugh:
                      This is "formula madness" :crazy:
                      Last edited by mark b; February 22, 2011, 10:34 AM.
                      Mark Balsom

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