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Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 12:26:46 PM | "Select all instances"...well not quite




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I could kick myself.

My intention was to copy all my text from one level to another as 2 levels in my model are virtually the same.  Great - that will save me time.  I used the method of selecting all instances of the text and copied it up.  Unknown to me this commend selected ALL instances of text from pile layouts to roof and copied them up one level.

Not realising this I saved the model.

This is a mamouth task to put right, and whilst I would say I am learning as I go along (I will never make this mistake again) I am pretty cheesed off that it is so easy to make a mistake as big as this.  What option could I have used instead to copy up text from one level only to another without all other text following?  Surely I don't have to go round and pick each individual line of text, invariably bombing out of the selection half way through by hitting a wrong button.

It seems to me that Revit is seriously lacking in tools and methods such as this to aid in simple drafting.  I hate to think of AutoCAD when complaining as I know the benefits of Revit over AutoCAD are great, but surely Autodesk should be adopting many of these tools to help out.  FILTERS would be a good start! 




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Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 12:33:45 PM | "Select all instances"...well not quite




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I would fence select on that level and then use the funnel to just pick out the text.  Which is actually called filter selection.  Hope that helps

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Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 12:57:13 PM | "Select all instances"...well not quite



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You will find that using your filter (funnel) and copying to clipboard - paste aligned or by level is a great tool ... one that you NEVER had in CAD!


And as you progress in REVIT, you will find the tools are there... you just have not seen them yet.  Read you HELP a lot and pay attention to your options bar!

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