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Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 6:21:24 PM | Changing Window Tags

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I want to change the window tag for each window so that Room 101 will have each windows tagged differently such as101A, 101B, etc. even though the windows may be the exact same size, etc. I tried highlighting the tag, change it but then it changed it for all the same windows so that the tags are the all the same. (I got this idea from a textbook and can't get it to work). Thanks in advance. John.

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Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 10:36:04 AM | Changing Window Tags

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so basicaly u want to number your windows according to the room there in?

why not just add a shared parameter to the windows to do this?


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Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 3:17:33 PM | JohnAT

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Quoting JohnAT from 2010-01-02 12:21:24

"I tried highlighting the tag, change it but then it changed it for all the same windows so that the tags are the all the same."

the parameter that you are changing probebly is a type parameter and not a instance parameter.

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Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 2:30:53 AM | Changing Window Tags

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thanks for your suggestion. I have tried to read about your idea of shared parameters and am so far am confused. I will keep trying. can you point me to an easy to understand explanation? it is curious to me that I can change the tags on doors the way I wish but not windows! thanks again.

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Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 12:50:12 PM | Changing Window Tags

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Do a search of your HELP using "parameter" and you will find a lot of topics you should read.  Then come back if you have questions.

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Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 2:52:30 PM | Changing Window Tags

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To do a shared parameter open you file and go to project settings select shared parameters then create. It will ask you to save it. Then select new group which I would call window tags. Then select new parameter, after you make a new parameter go to edit window family and go to family parameters and add parameter check shared parameter and get the parameter you created. Then reload family into project.

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Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 6:42:24 AM | Changing Window Tags

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I am surprised why some times experts give complex solutions for simple queries...

John just select the window tag and click on edit family, In the family editor select the Label and click on edit label, then slect the Type mark and remove it, then add Mark and click on OK. Load it in your project. You can give different names for the same type of window.



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Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 2:12:29 PM | Changing Window Tags

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Hi,

I have attached an image below,

JohnAT if i understand you that is what you want to do?

Good news is that its very simple if you do what Pavan sain and change it to Mark instead of Type Mark, but then you will manually have to type in 101 A, 101 B, etc... and then keep track of them which is no way to use Revit.

Bad news is it is impossible to what you automatically even with shared parameters. This is due to the fact that the Room is a system family and can't be edited to have a shared parameter just like you can't add a shared parameter to a wall.

What i'd do just tag your windows as normal using the Type label tag. Then create a schedule in the schedule you can have the room number room name and door type.

It would be great if the factory gave us the ability to add shared parameters to system families. 

 



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Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 4:54:27 PM | Changing Window Tags

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thank you all for such thoughtful suggestions. Now I will try to follow them and get back to you. I truly appreciate your efforts which I have passed on to my students so they can learn the power of reaching out to dicussion groups.


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