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Is this a standard Revit schedule?     In recent releases of Revit, users were given the ability to include an image into schedules.  In addition to images, Revit allows for special characters to be used.  Special characters can be used as long as the character is of the same font style as the font defined in the body font style of the schedule.  One example of the use of special characters would be to create a ‘dot matrix’ type of schedule where you want to show a special character as the dot.  <data-blogger-escaped-o:p></data-blogger-escaped-o:p>   Learn how to create this type of schedule plus many other scheduling tips in my AU sessions.   AR23697-L - Schedules Can't Do That in Revit 2017 Tuesday at 3:00 or AR20807-L - Schedules Can't Do That in Revit 2017 Thursday at 8:00 See you in Vegas!

Attention all Plant 3D Users! This year Autodesk University has been moved to the week before Thanksgiving instead of the week after.  Mark your calendars for the November 15-17! Registration for AU opened August 17!  You will want to register early to ensure that the classes you want are not filled up.  As you register make sure you check out the class I will be teaching.   As you can see, as of today, it is down to 23 seats remaining so sign up before they are all gone! See you in Vegas!  

Resting Pipe on Steel Members or other objects can be difficult unless you know the tricks.   Here is the scenario:   Horizontal route needs to turn down vertically and then needs to turn horizontally to lie across steel. To route this pipe, you will want to continue the pipe run by selecting the pipe and then the + at the end of it.  You will pull down seeing an elbow in the route. You will need to set the routing line to BOP.  You will find this in the ribbon (Home tab, Routing & Elevation panel) Use the .X point filter to select the top of steel that you want the pipe to lie across Select the Steel member’s top edge and notice that the pipe will not travel past the steel when you pull in that direction.  Make sure your Ortho (F8) is turned on.  You will also notice that the red line should be on the BOP and not on the COP. Change your PLANE (compass) to a horizontal configuration to get the pipe to lie across the steel. If it is not changed, the COP ...

    Autodesk University will be here before you know it.  This year AU has been moved to the week before Thanksgiving instead of the week after.  Mark your calendars for the November 15-17! Registration for AU opens this Wednesday (8/17)!  You will want to register early to ensure that the classes you want are not filled up.  As you register make sure you check out the classes I will be teaching.   See you in Vegas!

Is this a standard Revit schedule?Revit does not allow for graphics to be included in a schedule.  This has been on the wish list but has not been included as of yet.  Revit does allow for special characters to be used.  Special characters can be used as long as the character is of the same font style as the font defined in the body font style of the schedule.  One example of the use of special characters would be to create a ‘dot matrix’ type of schedule where you want to show a special character as the dot.  Learn how to create this type of schedule plus many other scheduling tips in my AU session.  AB1712 - Schedules: Beyond the BasicsWednesday 8:00-9:30See you in Vegas!