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Getting a question mark on a tag placement? It could be a couple of things but this avenue will be related to nested families. First off if you are tracking nested families in a schedule make sure to mark them as shared before nesting them. Otherwise you will have a physical representation but it will be hidden otherwise from tags and data. Once in a file the host family will result in a tag. If the parameter, you are tracking in the tag does not exist you will get a question mark. To tag through the host family you just need to activate the tag and tab over the item you want to tag. sometimes as group assortments of child families into a host you will want this feature to get down to nuts and bolts. 

Have you ever had something selected in Revit and the temporary dimensions did not display?  Revit will typically always display the temporary dimensions when an item is selected inside of Revit.  The temporary dimension can be modified to move the item that is selected.  This works fairly well to quickly modify the dimensions just by clicking on what you want to move and then clicking on the dimension number to modify the value.     The default settings are to dimension to the center of the walls.  This can be changed to Face of Wall or Face of Core in the settings on the Manage tab.      You can also grab the blue grip and drag it to the desired location if it is not dimensioning to what you are wanting it to dimension to.  If you just click on the blue grip it will cycle through dimensioning to the center, face of wall, or opposite face of wall.                                       If you select on multiple items in ...

Oh No, My Section Marks in Revit Have Disappeared!?This particular dilemma crops up occasionally. Did some or all section view tags disappear when you changed the scale of the view? Fear not, it is probably not a problem with your view, project or Revit. It is a parameter associated with the section view. When you place a section in a view, it assumes the scale of the view. It also sets the “Hide at scales coarser than” parameter to the same scale. That means if you place sections in a view, then change the scale of that view to be greater than what was originally set to (i.e. your view was set to 1/8”=1’-0” and you change it to 3/32”=1’-0”), your section view tags will disappear. This is a default behavior of section views. To fix this you open the section view, go to the Properties PaletteèHide at scales coarser than parameter and change to allow the section view tags to show at larger scales. This setting is intended to help control the display of section view tags. Sometimes ...