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Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 7:24:18 AM | View-specific family graphics using yes/no parameter




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Hi there!

Is there a way to set a family, for example door, to have specific parameter setting in each view?


to illustrate the scenario:

I have three views:

1. plan

2. elevation

3. spot perspective


now I have a door with two different graphic form -- one is open, one is closed. This is done by having two models of the door panel in open and closed form each controllable by a yes/no parameter i made as instance.

now I need the "open" form in plan (i cannot use symbolic lines to denote opening since the project requires the door to cast shadow in plan)

and i need the "close" form in elevation.

--easily though, i have set the involved parts in visibility settings of which of them should not show in plan and elevation.

BUT THE PROBLEM IS, WHEN IT COMES TO 3D VIEW.  There is no available/tickable setting for 3d view in visibility setting, the creation of yes/no parameter was mainly for 3d presentation as i need to show some shots where the doors are closed and some shot where the doors are open and a mix of open and close in one shot.

now each tick of visible (yes or no) in parameters affects my other views/

sorry, I hope I have explained the scenario well.


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Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:00:29 AM | View-specific family graphics using yes/no parameter



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This question has been looked at before and you can find similar threads. 


Sorry, you can't do what you want with native Revit except with duplication.   You could have different doors in different worksets and control what worksets are on in that view.  Ah... but then that screws up schedules and other things.   You could use phases but you would need duplicate hosts as well as doors. 


You might be able to run a dynammo script that would set the door parameters as part of your printing process.


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Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 4:54:28 AM | View-specific family graphics using yes/no parameter




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i may have another solution , you can put each opening on a different sub-category that you create and you can control which sub-category to be shown in view from the visibility graphics , if i understood you well , this should work . as you will have a sub-category for open doors and another one for closed doors , 


the only problem will show up when you need 1 door opened and 1 door closed , on the same view , which i think gonna need a separate family 

Hope this helps, 

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Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 12:54:27 PM | View-specific family graphics using yes/no parameter




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Subcategories and filters might do it.


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