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# Thread: Useful every day (at least for me....:-)

1. ## Useful every day (at least for me....:-)

Hi,
after Padlock's thread, here's another one, not really tricky but VERY useful.
Consider it as a reminder:
when it comes to put a number in a cell, you are allowed in Revit to put some formula:

ex: if your input should be: "3.50" , try "=78.50-75.00". the result will be calculated.

works also with * , / , + and thanks to Mr Alfredo, pi().

don't forget it!

PS: works also with dimensions.

2. I use this when I am making bolts and stuff. where my paramets are half the full size... I put in 2.6875"/2 =1.34375"
dont have to do the math then.

3. Originally Posted by Alex Cunningham
I use this when I am making bolts and stuff. where my paramets are half the full size... I put in 2.6875"/2 =1.34375"
dont have to do the math then.
I use metric, no math either. But I do use this on occasion, especially when adding different lengths in one.

4. Originally Posted by jbenoit44
... and thanks to Mr Alfredo, pi().
.. speaking of that, I'd like to share that after that thread in Augi about pi some months ago, the news spread in some blogs over the internet, such as in these: (including one in French):

http://www.andekan.com/blog/2010/10/...nd-eat-it-too/
http://autodesk-revit.blogspot.com/2...1_archive.html
http://revitez.blogspot.com/2010/10/...rencontre.html

5. Okay, I'm a noob and don't understand. If you need 3.5 why not just type 3.5. What does making it a formula give you?

6. Originally Posted by dzatto
Okay, I'm a noob and don't understand. If you need 3.5 why not just type 3.5. What does making it a formula give you?
Its more a case of using the formula instead of working it out with a calculator (ie: you dont know the result is 3.5)

7. Dzatto, just faster to play with only one keyboard at a time.
Also, rounding numbers could be a problem sometimes.

8. Originally Posted by Alex Page
Its more a case of using the formula instead of working it out with a calculator (ie: you dont know the result is 3.5)
Originally Posted by jbenoit44
Dzatto, just faster to play with only one keyboard at a time.
Also, rounding numbers could be a problem sometimes.