Chief ICF vs Revit ICF


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I am posting this as FYI, and it has to do with the creation of ICF walls.  I have been learning Chief and Revit at the same time, and the one thing that I really like about Chief over Revit is that Chief does have default ICF walls, whereas Revit does not.  You have to create your ICF walls in Revit.  I was just amazed that Autodesk did not have this OOTB functionality.

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