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  1. We've removed all linked models and upgraded the...

    We've removed all linked models and upgraded the project which solved the problem for now. However, all the dimension dimension-ed to the linked models are gone. Not a great solution but at least all...
  2. Revit ungroups groups after upgrading to newer Revit version.

    We have a project in Revit 2017 which we're trying to upgrade to Revit 2018 or 2019. Unfortunately, when the upgrade process is almost completed we are presented with a very disturbing error message...
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    We are a dual platform office using ArchiCAD and...

    We are a dual platform office using ArchiCAD and Revit on different projects. While architects are allowed to work in any program they want, the technical department is trained in both software. We...
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    Recreating an existing shape is always easier and...

    Recreating an existing shape is always easier and most of the time possible in Revit than the actuall process of composing that shape from sratch. I assume he was asking about the tools that are...
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    Unfortunately, Revit wasn’t made for these kinds...

    Unfortunately, Revit wasn’t made for these kinds of shapes, because it doesn’t fit in Autodesk’s “we make tools for 90% of buildings in the USA” narrative. The method you described by placings points...
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    Sticky: Naahhh....not this time. :D I'll just refer to...

    Naahhh....not this time. :D I'll just refer to any class at AU or BILT where Rhino/Grasshopper is show cased as the design, computationals and form finding solution for Revit users and Dynamo is...
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    Sticky: You can model almost everything in Revit as has...

    You can model almost everything in Revit as has been shown with the Revit cow. At the same token, you can excavate a project site with a spoon too., but that's not very efficient. To recreate a model...
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    Sticky: People use other tools because their own...

    People use other tools because their own architectural tool has limits. Even Autodesk discourages the use of its own tools for conceptual design or the creation of complex geometry. The irony of...
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    Sticky: There is a common misconception that only Zaha...

    There is a common misconception that only Zaha Hadid needs tools to create complex geometry. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Even the firm that does extremely conventional, off the shelve...
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    If your firm wants to use just one single...

    If your firm wants to use just one single platform for design and documentation, then Archicad is the better choice hands down. Archicad has a huge collection of tools to support the modelling,...
  11. Thread: Dynamo Revit

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    Probably one of the most important uses of Dynamo...

    Probably one of the most important uses of Dynamo which hasn’t been mentioned yet, is the interoperability between software packages. Most designers don’t use Revit as a design tool due to the many...
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    You can indeed copy and paste details lines, but...

    You can indeed copy and paste details lines, but i'm unable to paste filled regions and detail item families in a profile family. I've searches the forum (& google), but couldn't find any tread on...
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    Insert project detail groups into family

    On every project, typically we create details before we start modeling on different parts of the project. We usually do this in Autocad and then import the AutoCad details into a family as a...
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    Here is another analogy. Less that 1% of the...

    Here is another analogy.

    Less that 1% of the population can play as good basketball as Lebron James or Kevin Durant. Nike manufactures high end sneakers specifically for their needs on court. Yet...
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    Revit is an all-round product with different...

    Revit is an all-round product with different features incorporated. Revit has a basic rendering engine and I personally don't mind exporting my model to 3ds max or any other rendering software to get...
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    This is true, but I think you're giving Autodesk...

    This is true, but I think you're giving Autodesk an easy pass on this. It doesn't take that much to create the handful of tools that are missing in Revit. Inventor is a prime example of a software...
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    There are a couple of reason why people use tools...

    There are a couple of reason why people use tools like Rhino/Grasshopper even if it’s not made for Architecture.
    Speed is probably the most important. Even if you’re modeling boxes, it’s way faster...
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    This is a worldwide issue in most firms using...

    This is a worldwide issue in most firms using Revit and Autodesk isn't going to fix it. Revit is and will always remain primarily a documentation tool. Unfortunately tools for SD and DD is an...
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    There isn’t much development going on in FormIt...

    There isn’t much development going on in FormIt (and Revit’s conceptual design tools) and therefore would probably never be a replacement for the many other tools for conceptual design. At least this...
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    Another option is to use generic models as we do....

    Another option is to use generic models as we do. It's not the best solution, but you do get exactly what you want.
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  21. Like I said before, Revit 2019 is a solid release...

    Like I said before, Revit 2019 is a solid release with many useful enhancements. More so, the fact that customers Wishlist items are being implemented in the following releases, even though it’s a...
  22. It all depends on location and type of firm. In...

    It all depends on location and type of firm. In my area, you have two types of firms. On the one hand you have about 50% of firms that use VectorWorks or Archicad. These firms usually use the...
  23. Not sure if it's a game changer, knowing that...

    Not sure if it's a game changer, knowing that other BIM packages like Archicad, VectorWorks, Allplan etc already have these features for over a decade. Nonetheless, competition is always good and...
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    Yes you can. Just select the stairs in edit mode...

    Yes you can. Just select the stairs in edit mode and uncheck "Begin with Riser". Keep in mind the stair tool for precast concrete stairs have major limitation. That is why I always use generic...
  25. Unfortunately, we are taking down all eight of...

    Unfortunately, we are taking down all eight of our current projects on C4R, because not all of our staff and consultants have a license. Some of them are in their trial period. Our reseller told us...
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