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    Naming Grid Lines

    Hello! Real basic - how do I add a parameter to my Grid family (Grid Head Family) to display an additional line for naming the grid line? See the attached image for clarification. I feel like this should be an easy fix but I can't quite find the right solution that isn't 'live text' in the plans.

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    If you want a new type for each individual grid you should be able to put a label in your grid head family.

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    ..Tried that unfortunately. There are not parameters available for naming the grid. Only the value of the bubble itself. I'm working on trying to get a shared parameter to work but am not having much success..

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    Seems to work fine with a shared parameter in your grid head family AND the same one in your project as a Project Parameter as Instance of course.
    You just end up with a question mark if you do not name the grid, but that can be fixed with making a second grid type with a different grid head I guess.

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    That's it! Thank you! I knew it had an easy fix. Got both horizontal and vertical tags working with fresh text!

    but now I've en courted another problem - the text placement on the horizontal bands are all goofy. I can't quite seem to find the logic on why Revit is moving my tag...help!

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    The short answer, it is unlikely you'll get a desired result for every possible orientation of the grid. For example, at a different scale or when the grids are at angles. You might find a happy medium so it works for this project but you'll end up revisiting it again on the next.

    It would be easier (more consistent/reliable) to use a different grid circle/shape (or double line, dashes) to identify a specific purpose or grid type.
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