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Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 8:03:33 PM | Window parameter for overhead door




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I'm having problem with a yes/no parameter for showing glass windows in an overhead door.  I'm able to assign the glass extrusion to a visabilty parameter (yes/no) called "window".  When I turn it off, the glass extrusion disappears like it should.  My problem is that I can't get the extrusion void in the door panel to disapper as well.  I thought I could assign it to the same "window" yes/no parameter, but it's not working.  I've attached the .rfa file for reference.


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Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:57:21 AM | Window parameter for overhead door




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I didn't download the family in post, I answer your question based on your discription. 

My solution for you is create two door panels, one having a void cut but the other doesn't, and load them into the family, place one of the door panel in correct position, wire up all the necessary parameters, then select the door panel and in the bar find "Label", create a new parameter name it as Panel Type. After than the family will have a parameter which will interchange the whole door panel.

This method is Nested Family, you can find out more information in the Revit Help file.

one thing you need to remember, for those nested components they need to be exactly the same numbers of Refer planes, same name and Refer Type of each Refer plane. Same numbers of parameters and  name of each parameter within 2 door panels. 

Those 2 door panel components need to be identical in terms of parametes concern.

That will be a bit difficult for the 1st time creating Nested Family, but once you get the process, you will find that is very handle.

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Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 12:50:10 PM | Window parameter for overhead door



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I had not run across this before.  If you do a void sweep, you can set the visibility of the trajectory but you can't seem to do it wit a simple extrusion.

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