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To apply a special characters or symbols into your text notes,  first access your Windows Accessories Tools/Apps by searching your Windows accessories for the Character Map tool. Once you open the tool, you can select the font style you use and search for the character needed. You can then click the Select button and Copy to copy the symbol to your clipboard. Back in Revit, you can use your Windows accelerator keys to paste the symbols. Use the key combination (ctrl+v = paste) (ctrl+c = copy). Take a look at this quick video of the basic concepts to utilize this tip. Windows Shortcut keys link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12445/windows-keyboard-shortcuts  

This Video will display how to place multiple CTEXT reports onto one piece within a model. Hope this helps!

This is part 2 of the newest Annotation features in Revit 2017 for Fabrication. They have provided a set of new Mechanical, Pipe, and Electrical containment tags to utilize or make your own. The Fabrication Hanger tag was not included with the Fabrication tags in this release but I will show you how to make it from scratch. https://knowledge.autodesk.com/community/screencast/ee7364ff-04f1-4a1d-a7c2-d5cb42293219    

This will be a 2 part post on the newest Annotation features in Revit 2017 for Fabrication. They have provided a set of new Mechanical, Pipe, and Electrical containment tags to utilize or make your own.  Here are the newest tag families for each discipline. Keep your eye's open for (part 2) of Revit for Fabrication Annotation. I will be posting a instructional video of how to create your own Hanger Tag. This tag was not included with the Fabrication tags in this release but I will show you how to make it from scratch. Fabrication Duct Tags   Fabrication Pipe Tags   Fabrication Containment (Elec.) Tags