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    I'm curious, is there any reason that the reporting dimension shouldn't be "hosted" to the horizontal ref plane that's aligned to the ref level? It seem's like that would allow the OP to use the reporting parameter in the formula. Or would that cause instability?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMcDowellJr View Post
    You mean angled in elevation, yes?
    well, the family that the OP posted had a reference line at an angle in the left or right elevation view (section) so I assumed that they were trying to create a project out type window (hopper or awning type). But the family had no dimensional or angle parameters other than width and height so I didn't know exactly what they were trying to accomplish. In my years of curtain wall detailing with Revit I never had the need to portray an operable window as open. They were always closed in all views and were only needed to be portrayed in elevation for takeoff purposes. I didn't know what the OP wanted to do was possible but I'm going to check out Alf's post from the Adesk forums to see what he has done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Jones View Post
    ... I'm going to check out Alf's post from the Adesk forums to see what he has done.
    This is the link to that post: https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit...s/td-p/7829684
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    Change your Height dimension from the level to the reference plane and it should work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Roffe View Post
    I'm curious, is there any reason that the reporting dimension shouldn't be "hosted" to the horizontal ref plane that's aligned to the ref level? It seem's like that would allow the OP to use the reporting parameter in the formula. Or would that cause instability?
    Robert, a dimension that is used to create a reporting parameter in the curtain panel family should be from reference plane to reference plane. Any of the four reference planes that are built-in the template, because those are the hosts. Then, those reporting parameters can be used in formulas. In this illustration, W and H are reporting parameters that will capture the width and height of the panel, in the project. Parameters U and V are sample parameters to demonstrate that reporting parameters W and H can be used in formulas, to drive U and V.

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    It's similar to getting instance parameter grips to appear in an elevation view. If the level is referenced by the dimension no grip appears (in a project context). If the reference plane hiding under the level is referenced instead the grip appears.

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