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    Structural steel label appearance

    Labels for structural members in Revit looks like this: W12X26. Is it possible to change it to W12x26? Capital "X" to a small "x"


    Thank you!

    #2
    Originally posted by arcticnyc View Post
    Labels for structural members in Revit looks like this: W12X26. Is it possible to change it to W12x26? Capital "X" to a small "x"


    Thank you!
    Yep...but it's a bit awkward. Rename the beam to something else, like W12XX26, then change to W12x26. It won't let you rename it directly to using the small x as Revit sees it being used with the big X.
    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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      #3
      Or, you could change all of them in the family's .txt catalog file (how many w-shapes are there?)
      You will need to do this every time you upgrade Revit (new family content with each release) and to all the .txt catalog files that use an "x"
      Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
      AutoCAD 2010 Certified Professional / Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional / Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional
      ACAD2021, RST2014-2021 / Windows 10, 64-bit

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        #4
        I may be in the minority, but this is one of the cases where I DON'T fight Revit. Not only would you have to modify the W-Wide Flange type catalog, but you would also have to modify ALL other hot-rolled steel shape families (e.g. Angles, Channels, Tubes, WT's, Double Angles, etc.).

        Once that process is complete, you would then have to do the exact same for detail components. The payoff doesn't seem worth the effort, considering it has to be repeated for every new annual release of Revit.
        Tony Perez @Twitter
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        Page Southerland Page, Inc.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Knitro87 View Post
          I may be in the minority, but this is one of the cases where I DON'T fight Revit. Not only would you have to modify the W-Wide Flange type catalog, but you would also have to modify ALL other hot-rolled steel shape families (e.g. Angles, Channels, Tubes, WT's, Double Angles, etc.).

          Once that process is complete, you would then have to do the exact same for detail components. The payoff doesn't seem worth the effort, considering it has to be repeated for every new annual release of Revit.
          1. With NotePad++, changing EVERY type catalog that is in the Structural AND Detail Component Library, can be done in (literally) less than 5 minutes.

          2. You dont have to redo it every year, if you migrate your content forward. The only reason you would have to redo it every year is if you are using 100% OOTB content. Which- for a bunch of other reasons- is a lousy idea.
          Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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            #6
            Thanks to everyone. I have decided to keep it as it is Doesn't worth it.

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