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Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 6:33:13 PM | label parameter formula




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I know this has to have been addressed but I must not be searching correctly. 

I have an outlet family I want to insert with an instance parameter for the height.  Got that.  Now, I want a label next to it in plan to read that height.  Simple.


It seems like in the Family Type dialog, I should be able to put "Object Height" into the label formula and have it read me that value...but it doesn't.  When I do that it says "Inconsistent Units"

I cannot figure out how to get the text label to read the height parameter.  I have called the Instance "Outlet Height".  Maybe that should just be Height?


Please help or direct me to help.




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Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 1:15:01 PM | label parameter formula



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Take a screen shot of what you have done with your parameters so far so that we can further help.

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Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 5:15:03 PM | label parameter formula




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Inconsistent units usually means that you have parameters of differing data types (perhaps one is text and the other is length-?). But let's start at the beginning. You need to create (if you haven't already) a shared parameter called Outlet Height that is a length parameter. Put that shared parameter in the family and make it an instance parameter or type parameter as suits the project. Then you need to create a generic annotation TAG (not just a label); inside the tag, you place a label that references the same shared parameter.

Unfortunately, there is no way that I know of to link the offset from level value in the instance properties of the object to the Outlet Height parameter in the family. You will have to type this dimension into the tag or family properties dialog for each instance. This is something else we hope Autodesk will solve- the information is there but inaccessible to tags.



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