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Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 8:44:39 PM | wish???? Some things we MUST HAVE



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What do we think about making a "MUST HAVE" thread?

I will start it out with:

1. Being able to import/link excel and word documents. This is just plain silly. Millions of dollars in sales and assets and Autodesk can't get Revit to do this.????? It's not like Revit's text editor is so splendid.


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Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 9:55:20 PM | wish???? Some things we MUST HAVE




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Do you mean to import as OLE objects like in AutoCAD (that never realiably behaved)? Do you need also the functionality of MS-Word and Excel to be imbedded as you import? If say you can import them as they are with all their functionality, how would you want them to affect your Model? Do you want Excel Spreadsheet to control some of your parameters once you imported them in your Model or you just want the spreadsheet look as they are. If say as they are, I suggest make it an image and link to your model. If for some reasons, you want them to be a live schedule, then the question again is, "What would you want them to do in your model."

If say I need a paragraph (one or many) from Ms Word or a spreadsheet from Excel, I'll do a drafting view, cand do a cut and paste from either of them. They lost the functionality, but I got what I needed.

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Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 9:05:46 AM | wish???? Some things we MUST HAVE



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Well, maybe what we need is a better editor. I can't think this is up for debate. Correct me if I'm wrong because I am a fairly new user.

1. when we cut and paste, we loose columns, numbering and indents

2. We can "work around" that by print to pdf, save as jpeg, then import image. My images are not crisp clean letters they come over looking like a jpeg, funny enough. Not to mention the extra work.

3. One other work around i saw was to use a schedule to do notes and if we like not having our numbering automatic, cutting and pasting individual lines, and not being able to see word wrap....then a duct fittings schedule is the way to go.

What I'm trying to say is, Revit is a great program, but we shouldn't have to make excuses or have "work arounds" for basic things we do every day (add a numbered paragraph, notes).

As for what it does in the model, if we're doing a partial renovation we sometimes might not want to model everything or have the paragraph/schedule do anything to the model. It would be great to just get the job done easily and move on. So i don't need to have it be parametric, just look professional.

Just my thoughts.


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Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 12:50:00 PM | VOTE on AUGI site on Wish items



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Instead of writing about it - VOTE for it.  It's on the AUGI site and the votes will help determine what changes are made to REVIT.



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