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Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:00:26 PM | Generic Annotation with Family Category based parameter

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I'm trying to devise a strategy that, admittedly is probably not the best, but bear with me. I want to create a generic annotation family that I can nest into various other family types to act as the tag (don't ask me why). This generic annotation will use a shared parameter file that will include the relevant information for scheduling for each family category. What I also want, is label within the generic annotation family symbolizing the prefix for the tag to change per the family category that it is loaded into. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

 

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Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 2:06:54 AM | Generic Annotation with Family Category based parameter

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hi, i think this is doable:

1. create a generic annotation tag. create an instance parameter (TEXT) lets say TOP BAR and BOTTOM BAR.

2. create your family type. for example: STRU COLUMN and FRAMING.

3. load the generic annotaion tag to the STRU COLUMN and FRAMING, and place it somewhere.

4. select the tag, since it is instance parameter, click the small square and map it to a shared parameter (must be TEXT and can be instance as well)

5. create new project and load the STRU COLUMN and FRAMING family. manually input/edit the TOP BAR and BOTTOM BAR.

6. create schedule each for STRU COLUMN and FRAMING Cryingshared parameter: TOP BAR and BOTTOM BAR).



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Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 4:44:24 PM | Generic Annotation with Family Category based parameter

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Thanks so much for your response ronmalit. This makes sense to me in terms of manually entering the information per family category the generic annotation is nested into.

The next step I was getting to was if the text parameters that you created and then mapped to the shared parameter file could be automatic? In other words, could the shared parameter file contain the info that would populate the prefix info based on the type of family category it is nested into? Maybe this is not something that is possible with the given options in the paramter dialogue, but do you or anyone else have any experience creating a formula that would acheive this? If so can this be written in to the formula field of the family parameter within either the generic annotation or family it is nested into?

Thanks again and I appreciate your time.

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Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 1:38:47 AM | Generic Annotation with Family Category based parameter

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hi

i think this can be done based on how and what are your requirements/data

as youve said, you can create parameter and formula... like: if you ticked this, the length becomes this and the prefix becomes like that and/or if you unticked this, the visiblity is off and this text shows this and that and so on.

right now you dont provide any details on how you want to automate your parameters so i think you can try it on your side.

 


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Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 12:18:15 AM | Generic Annotation with Family Category based parameter

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Let's say I have a generic tag that is made up of a box with two (2) columns. The first column contains a label that is intended to be the prefix for the family category (ex. F=Furniture, E= Equipment, etc.). The second column contains a label that will be Type Mark Number. The question is, how can a paramter be embedded into the family category label that can automatically change to to proper designation based on the family it is nested into (eg. if it is loaded into a furniture family it will automatically change to prefix "F")?


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