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    new way to reorder nonshared parameters

    this should be a big one i discovered in the past an anomaly of Revit, but these days I studied the problem and reversed the anomaly in a good tool to reorder nonshared parameters.
    It works only with the next families that you will develop. Not available for existing families.

    So:

    1. make a new generic family
    2. make 5 parameters in the same category (like Dimension) in this order with the names :

    one
    two
    three
    four
    five

    3.press ok. they will be listed under Dimension from top-down like this:

    two
    three
    one
    for
    five

    4.make a new project.
    5.in the family press Load to Project buton.
    6.switch back to family windows and close them all (no need to save the family).
    7.from project browser under generic model right click on family and click e Edit.
    8.in family rename your parameters like this

    2two
    3three
    1one
    4for
    5five

    9. press ok then load to project (the same project!), then press Override existing version.
    10. switch back to family windows and close them all (not need to save the family)
    11. in project browser under generic models right click on family and click edit.
    12. in the family editor under type properties....Ups! the parameters have this order:

    5five
    4for
    3three
    2two
    1one

    13. rename your parameters to your old names. Now they are looking fine

    five
    for
    three
    two
    one

    14. to keep the nice order of parameters do not resave the family by opening from the edit family path from project (like edit family buton or edit buton from project browser).If you want to inspect your family open it from windows explorer and save it from there.

    IMPORTANT OBSERVATION
    If you want to upgrade the family (more parameters or another order)
    1.open the family.
    2. put more parameters
    3. put numbers before the names of all parameters(for every category) to indicate the desired order (big numbers goes up)
    4.press load to project (ATENTION THE SAME PROjECT SO DON`T YOU EVER DELETE THE FIRST ONE. IT`S LIKE A TWIN BROTHER FOR THE FAMILY. THEY SHARE THE SAME BLOOD FROM THE DAY THE FAMILY WAS BORN). Overide the existing family.
    5.in the project browser under generic models right click on family then click edit
    6.in family editor the parameters are reordered accdording with your numbers. just rename to old names(remove the numbers)
    7.use the nice ordered family

    For all the folks that are inlove with Family Editor
    Last edited by gaby424; June 15th, 2011 at 09:07 PM.

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