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cemberger
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Locate and delete identical instances in a project?

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06-21-2012 02:19 PM

If you wanted to locate and delete identical instances, not knowing if there are actually identical instances only concerned that there may be some double counting in your schedules, how would you do it?

 

 

cemberger,

 

Yes you are correct, the best way to do this is through the "Review Warnings" dialog under the manage tab.

 

DO NOT follow vector2's advice.  Doing this will delete every element of that type from the entire project. 

I suppose your duplicate problem would be gone, though. :smileywink:

 

I think the key here is that you are looking to remove elements that are identical and *coincident*.

If Revit does detect these , they will be shown in the  "Review Warnings" dialog.

Another reason (and way) to try to keep your number of warnings low. 

 

Joe 

 

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vector2
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Re: Locate and delete identical instances in a project?

06-21-2012 05:37 PM in reply to: cemberger

cemberger wrote:

locate and delete identical instances 



Right click any view>"Select All Instances">"In Entire Project">Delete.

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cemberger
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Re: Locate and delete identical instances in a project?

06-22-2012 06:00 AM in reply to: vector2

We found that through the "Manage" ribbon and the "Warnings" tool, we could locate the duplicates.  It's not a very efficient process but it allow us to retain the original.

 

The process of selecting all instances deletes both the original and the duplicate, correct?

 

 

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Joe.Charpentier
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Re: Locate and delete identical instances in a project?

06-22-2012 07:04 AM in reply to: cemberger

cemberger,

 

Yes you are correct, the best way to do this is through the "Review Warnings" dialog under the manage tab.

 

DO NOT follow vector2's advice.  Doing this will delete every element of that type from the entire project. 

I suppose your duplicate problem would be gone, though. :smileywink:

 

I think the key here is that you are looking to remove elements that are identical and *coincident*.

If Revit does detect these , they will be shown in the  "Review Warnings" dialog.

Another reason (and way) to try to keep your number of warnings low. 

 

Joe 

 

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Alfredo_Medina
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Re: Locate and delete identical instances in a project?

06-22-2012 07:11 AM in reply to: vector2

vector2 wrote:


Right click any view>"Select All Instances">"In Entire Project">Delete.



If you follow this advice, trying to delete, for example, a duplicated column, all the columns of the same type in the whole project will be deleted.  Total collapse.

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vector2
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Re: Locate and delete identical instances in a project?

06-22-2012 07:33 AM in reply to: cemberger

cemberger wrote:

delete identical instances, how would you do it? 


Right click the element you want to delete all identical instances

for and click all instances and push the delete key.

 

All identical instances will be deleted. 

 

How is this not so?

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CADastrophe
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Re: Locate and delete identical instances in a project?

06-22-2012 07:45 AM in reply to: vector2

What he is referring to is "duplicate" instances. For instance, if there are three copies of the same column in the exact same place, he only wants to delete two of them.

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Re: Locate and delete identical instances in a project?

06-22-2012 08:00 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Thanks CADastrophe, but I don't see how you would assume,

"concerned that there may be some double counting in your schedules",

would translate into meaning, "three copies of the same column in the

exact same place, he only wants to delete two of them".

 

And why would you assume they only want to delete "two" of WHAT?

 

Seems like they just want to know how to delete all instances, wasn't

that the question? Being concerned about how this might affect a schedule

was not the question. For that they can delete all instances and then SEE

how affects the schedule.



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CADastrophe
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Re: Locate and delete identical instances in a project?

06-22-2012 08:19 AM in reply to: vector2

In the subject line, he wrote "Locate and delete identical instances in project?"

 

In my interpretation, if he wanted to delete ALL of them, he wouldn't need to locate them, or he wouldn't be concerned about identical instances either. His title would have been "Delete all instances in project" otherwise.

 

Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying your take isn't understandable. This is the great thing about so many people looking at the same problem, as anything can (and likely will) be understood different by each person. All the angles and bases are covered by different minds.

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Re: Locate and delete identical instances in a project?

06-22-2012 08:31 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

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