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Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 4:37:54 AM | Labels in Titleblock Issues




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I've been trying to understand how the shared parameters and project parameters fully behave, but I'm stuck. I've received a titleblock from an architect and in it I'm able/unable to input info into the labels shown in 'PNG 1'. Keep in mind that I want to have the same GUID for the labels as the other parties involved in the project so they sync when needed.

On 'PNG 1' I've also boxed 2 scenarios ('METHOD 1' and 'METHOD UNKNOWN'). 'METHOD 1' allows me to go into the title block, click on label, edit, edit family parameter (it is not grayed out so I click on that), export parameter (same GUID as the party whom sent it), go back to project, go into project parameters, add, select the shared parameter and viola, it works ('PNG 2' shows the process).

Unfortunetly, I'm not able to have any success of getting the label boxed in pink to work. When I go into the titleblock, click on the given label, edit, select the right parameter, the 'edit family parameter' button is grayed out, resulting in me not being able to export the paramater into the project and keep the same GUID (see 'PNG 3'). I'm able to get it to work when I create a new shared parameter with the same parameter name, remove the old parameter from the label, add the new parameter with the same name to the label, go into project and link the shared parameter with the project parameter. It works, but I believe that it now does not have the same GUID, resulting in it not being able to sync between parties if needed.

why is that I'm able to successfully export all the parameters from the titleblock into the project, but not that one?


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Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 3:29:42 PM | Labels in Titleblock Issues



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You really need to learn to use Revit's HELP.  It is very good, just use simple, one or two word searches.  Hot links in purple.


Some of the information you try to edit in the family is not editable because it is set in the project.


Shared parameters are either system created or created by the user by way of a shared parameter file.  You can use more than one shared parameter file at any time.  Much of titleblock information is already established in project information . Not every field in a titleblock needs to be a shared parameter but if you want the information to schedule, then it must be shared parameter (or created as a schedule parameter). 


You can create additional project parameters to use in your titleblocks or families as needed.  If your consultant doesn't give you their shared parameter file to use, you can export shared parameters from any file to a shared parameter file.

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