Donate Now Goal amount for this year: 2500 USD, Received: 2164 USD (87%)

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Shared Parameters Changing Revit Family Groups when Inserted

  1.    #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    June 27, 2019
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    14
    Current Local Time
    02:05 AM

    Shared Parameters Changing Revit Family Groups when Inserted

    Hello,
    So I am experiencing a really odd issue.
    When creating families with our shared parameter file, I will put some of the parameters under data. When inserting the family into an out of the box revit file those parameters stay in the correct spot. If I insert them into our company's project those parameters jump to another group (Some go to other, or identity data). Is there something I should be looking for in our project file that could be causing this?

    I have looked at the project parameters and nothing in there would be causing it.

    Thanks for any help!

    PS I CANNOT share any files. Just reaching out to see if anyone else has experienced this, and had an idea where to look.

  2.    #2
    Member
    Join Date
    September 19, 2017
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    57
    Current Local Time
    12:05 AM
    Once a family is is added to a project, Revit will always put the shared parameters in the same spot in the properties palette as they were originally. So if those parameters were originally under something other than Data, that parameter will always be under that original group in the project, regardless of where you regroup it in a family. It doesn't even matter if you delete the family and all instances; it's stuck that way.

  3.    #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    June 27, 2019
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    14
    Current Local Time
    02:05 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Roffe View Post
    Once a family is is added to a project, Revit will always put the shared parameters in the same spot in the properties palette as they were originally. So if those parameters were originally under something other than Data, that parameter will always be under that original group in the project, regardless of where you regroup it in a family. It doesn't even matter if you delete the family and all instances; it's stuck that way.
    When the family was created they were originally under data. Brand new families do this that have never been in the project. I guess I don't completely follow what you are saying unless you are saying how the shared parameter file was created?

  4.    #4
    Member
    Join Date
    September 19, 2017
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    57
    Current Local Time
    12:05 AM
    The new file has never had your shared parameters loaded in, so if you loaded a family that had the order right, the order for those parameters is set and you won't notice a difference. In your company project/template some family was loaded in where the parameter was grouped under the wrong heading and now it's stuck that way for all the families using that parameter. There's some forum posts that might help you, but as far as I know, there's no easy way to remedy the issue without rebuilding the project from a blank file, or swapping out the shared parameters with new ones with new GUIDs. We've wanted a quick way to do this. I'm sure DaveP has a link to an idea posted about this somewhere.

    Clicky stuffs:
    https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit...n/td-p/5480101
    https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit...x/td-p/5705075

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 10th, 2018, 06:15 AM
  2. Bulk apply Shared Parameters to a Revit Family
    By ryntau in forum Dynamo BIM
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: December 14th, 2016, 04:07 PM
  3. Curtain Wall Pair Doors - Panels Changing to Unequal Lengths When Inserted?
    By blusurfer in forum Architecture - Family Creation
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: October 1st, 2014, 04:08 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: August 15th, 2013, 12:15 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 4th, 2013, 12:15 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •