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Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 5:40:22 AM | Creating Shared Parameters




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I am haveing one of those mental blocks where no matter what I read - it just seem to sink in. So... please be patient... and explain it to me very simply... How do I create a shared parameter? I can't seem to do it. I want to change our titleblock and so I need to use shared parameters, but I can't find or now creat the text file I need.

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Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 10:01:49 AM | Creating Shared Parameters




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you will probebly need to use shared project parameters


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  1. Click Settings menuProject Parameters.
  2. In the Project Parameters dialog, click Add.
  3. In the Parameter Properties dialog, select Shared parameter.
  4. Click Select and choose the appropriate shared parameter from the appropriate parameter group.
  5. If desired, click Edit; this returns you to the Edit Shared Parameters dialog, where you can open a different shared parameter file or add new parameters.
  6. Choose whether to store the parameter by instance or type.

    For more information on instance and type properties, see Instance Properties and Type Properties.

  7. Under Group, select the heading under which the parameter should display in the Element Properties dialog.
  8. Select the categories to which you want to apply this parameter.
  9. Click OK.
TIP:If you add a shared parameter to the Drawing Sheets category, that parameter becomes part of the view properties for sheets. You also can add that parameter to a titleblock family, so you can have custom parameters on the titleblock.


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Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 4:01:43 PM | Creating Shared Parameters



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Creating custom title block labels is a bit of a challenge, specifically for newbies. This is very unfortunate because it's usually the first thing we all want to do, right. Replicate our old title block.
It involves all of these (I would say advanced features) Shared parameter file, shared parameters, labels and then project parameters.
You need to look at my posting and video in this thread.



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Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 7:04:11 AM | Creating Shared Parameters




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Thanks very much guys. I have been doing Revit for ages, and have become quite good - but only in what we use Revit for at my work. The title blocks etc. were set up before I started, so I have had no need to do anything with them. I thought I had better expand my horizans and learn some things I dont know with Revit - starting with setting up titleblocks (which I got bogged down with). Thanks for your detailed explanations. Much appreciated.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 10:45:08 AM | Creating Shared Parameters




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Keet if you are trying to broaden your horizzons i would suggest that ypu get to know about shared paramaters inside and out.

without them its impossible to have fully parametric famlies that are fully scheduleable. we use one company wide shared paramater file which i created from scratch over the period of our first few famlies. another under used tool is the keynote. i always show the 2 of these tools to students early on in training as its the most visible part of the database which revit is all about.

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