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Autodesk Point Layout (APL) is a great program. I am confident when I say there is not a better point program on the market. However, it does do some funny things if you don’t have the correct settings. When I add an APL point to a Revit column family, it creates a ½” gap (Image #1) between the column and the footing. Follow the steps below to easily prevent this from happening (Image #2). 1.Edit the Revit column family 2.Insert the APL point on element face (face at bottom of column) and not on the Workplane 3.Select the Reference Plane (not the Lower Ref. Level) and set the “Is Reference” property to Bottom 4.Load into Project