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    #11
    When you say link. Are you trying to do Revit -> RAM, or RAM -> Revit, or roundtriping. If you get any of this to work I would very intrested in your processes. I have had zero luck with RAM.

    eTABS works a little better in 2011. I am currently using a eTABS model in Revit, but it was only 1 time import into Revit from eTABS. Plus it was on a trial of the now pay for extention for eTABS.
    -Alex Cunningham

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      #12
      In general I am mostly interested in going from Ram -> Revit. If we can do the majority of our structural modeling and analysis in RAM that would be great. We really just want to get it into Revit to document it. Does anyone know of any good information on the way RAM does its mapping? So far it seems that the issue I am having in the import process are from mapping errors.
      Sarah Foulkes

      Not a Revit Robot

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        #13
        OK, update for those who are following my quest. I found a workaround to issue of the 3-1/2" columns not importing from RAM. To fix this I went into the HSS Hollow Structural Section family on Revit's end and in the type catalog renamed the offending types from "3-1/2X3-1/2..." to "3.5X3.5...". I actually had to duplicate the family (adding a suffix of TEST) and then duplicate the type catalog to match, because the original type catalog was read only. Then I went back to the import settings from RAM and editing the mapping location to find this TEST family, instead of the OOTB one. After running the import I found all of the columns had safely arrived. So now I may have to go back and do a more extensive edit of the type catalog to catch every column with half sizes.

        Is there a better way? Does anyone know? Now if I could just get these decks and slabs to import. :banghead:

        Onward with my odyssey,

        Sarah
        Sarah Foulkes

        Not a Revit Robot

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          #14
          I wish you the best luck.
          -Alex Cunningham

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            #15
            The nice then about Type catalogged files is you can go in the Text file and do a massive Find and Replace. I also recommend the Bulk Rename Utility. It wont do anything for INSIDE the Type Cats, but it can rename every piece of content and every TC in a directory at once. I use it religiously.
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              #16
              Thanks for that tip, Aaron. Find and replace is awesome. Made my job much easier.
              Sarah Foulkes

              Not a Revit Robot

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                #17
                OK, so I have created new problems for myself. To recap, I changed the type name of every column with a half inch increment to be called 'X.5' instead of 'X-1/2', so the RAM model will import correctly. As a result the tags display this new naming style. But I need the tags to display like they were named previously- 'X-1/2'. I could create a new parameter to use in the tag's label, but then I would have to type each column's name in manually. Which is time consuming and error prone. Is there a faster solution for what I want?

                This may be more trouble than it is worth.

                Thanks for your input,

                Sarah
                Sarah Foulkes

                Not a Revit Robot

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                  #18
                  Update again, I opened the Type Catalog as a delineated Excel file and created a new parameter that my column tag now reads to. This was pretty quick after I used a formula to fill out the new parameter using the Type Name, and then used find/replace to fix only the names I wanted change. Took about 15 minutes if you don't count the interuptions. I hope that by documenting my every move either someone can come up with a better system, or my method can be useful to someone else in the future.

                  Good luck,

                  Sarah
                  Sarah Foulkes

                  Not a Revit Robot

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                    #19
                    The next project I start I will for sure be taking it step by step like you have outlined above. Good stuff here.
                    -Alex Cunningham

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                      #20
                      problems upon re-imort

                      Hello all,

                      Our office has been tooling with the RAM Revit link for about 2 years now, and just when I think I have it all figured out, I find myself lost once again. My most recent issue is with re-importing a modified RAM model into my RST model. I have unchecked "import as new," as it is not a new import, and once I click on import, the link tries to add all the levels from the RAM model into my RST model. Of course, the levels are already there, so there are a handful of errors, and then because the link can not use these "new" levels, nothing else is imported. Has anyone else run into this? If I can't find a solution, I will have to make all of the updates manually, which is not only time consuming, but really defeats the purpose of this link.
                      ~Isabella

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