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    Imperial and metric

    Does anyone know why there are no wall families to load in thestandard OOTB configuration?

    If it comes to that,if you start off with an imperialtemplate , if you change the units tometric is there not an easier way to deal with walls you have inherited? i.e.walls which are listed as 8” and are listed as 202.8mm in family editor?

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    The default Metric template does have walls, and in mm format.

    If you change a imperial model to metric all the names will be retained from the original, as they are just names. You will have to modify the name to reflect the change. Just create new walls with the correct sizes or transfer walls from a metric project.
    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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      #3
      Do you know if USA are using metric or imperial ?

      Thank u

      Originally posted by MPwuzhere View Post
      The default Metric template does have walls, and in mm format.

      If you change a imperial model to metric all the names will be retained from the original, as they are just names. You will have to modify the name to reflect the change. Just create new walls with the correct sizes or transfer walls from a metric project.

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        #4
        All I do know is that it's all imperial, the metric is but a mask.

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          #5
          Originally posted by thedesign4312 View Post
          Do you know if USA are using metric or imperial ?

          Thank u
          We're still backwards around here. You probably won't find much metric in the US.
          We tend to think it's a lot easier to add 4'-3 5/16" + 12'-9 1/2" than it would be to add 1135mm + 3416mm
          Dave Plumb
          BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

          CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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            #6
            Originally posted by DaveP View Post
            We're still backwards around here. You probably won't find much metric in the US.
            We tend to think it's a lot easier to add 4'-3 5/16" + 12'-9 1/2" than it would be to add 1135mm + 3416mm
            I don't remember if I first saw this from someone here or somewhere else but - great explanation of the genius behind the imperial measurement system (and paper sizes!) follows:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7x-RGfd0Yk
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHeo62B0d0E
            Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


            chad
            BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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              #7
              Originally posted by thedesign4312 View Post
              Do you know if USA are using metric or imperial ?

              Thank u
              Depends on what is getting built... Most US Government projects are metric, everywhere else imperial.
              Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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                #8
                Originally posted by DaveP View Post
                We're still backwards around here.
                4'-3 5/16" + 12'-9 1/2" than it would be to add 1135 + 3416:
                Hmmmm.... yep, that's a smart system you have there, count the keystrokes alone over your lifetime. Great if your being paid by the stroke. I always wondered how you guy's ever got to the moon when you did with systems like that.
                Last edited by mark b; May 13, 2016, 10:52 PM.
                Mark Balsom

                If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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                  #9
                  Not sure if everyone is aware but in a metric template Revit allows imperial tabular input into active metric dimensions and temporary dimensions and auto converts leaving metric display. I use this a lot imputing old jobs from from original imperial plans. Yes we were once imperial here in OZ many moons ago until we saw the light in 1966.
                  Not sure if Revit allows this sort of input in imperial template.
                  Last edited by mark b; May 13, 2016, 11:10 PM.
                  Mark Balsom

                  If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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                    #10
                    Yep...you can enter 915mm and you get pretty close to 3'
                    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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