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    Default Height and Width Parameters

    Hello all,

    I created some doors for our library. Instead of the defaults parameters Height and Width I used some parameters that I created (Height_A , Width_A) in order to indicate the Clear Width and Height.

    Is it wrong? If yes is there any way to change it now?

    I started to wondering about it when I saw that in the tag door the default parameters Width and Height are used.
    So now in order to place a tag related to my parameters, should the parameters Height_A , Width_A be Shared parameters and not family (as they are now)?

    Thank you in advance!

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    There is nothing wrong with using your own parameters as long as you can get all the doors to schedule

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    They must be Shared parameters in order to use them in a Tag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    They must be Shared parameters in order to use them in a Tag.


    Yes unfortunately, I noticed when I finished the library... But If during the project we also use another type of door (out of our library), I should create a second Tag? (as there will be other parameters for the clear height and width)

    Thank you!
    Last edited by MARIA1993; December 7th, 2018 at 06:45 AM.

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    All doors need to use the exact same parameter (shared/default) if you want them to play nice in a single schedule and populate the same columns with data i.e. you have one door using default Width and another using Width_A. You could manually or with dynamo transfer data from one field to the other but that's just a workaround.

    For your clear width and height I'm guessing you could use the default Rough Width/Height parameters as they are intended to indicate frame openings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elton williams View Post
    All doors need to use the exact same parameter (shared/default) if you want them to play nice in a single schedule and populate the same columns with data i.e. you have one door using default Width and another using Width_A. You could manually or with dynamo transfer data from one field to the other but that's just a workaround.

    For your clear width and height I'm guessing you could use the default Rough Width/Height parameters as they are intended to indicate frame openings.

    So if we use another type of door finding it from an internet site, I should edit the family and add my parameters?

    Thank you!

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    That’s the idea: then they’ll schedule with your other doors.
    That’s also why it’s a good idea to use the OOTB parameters for standard things like the width and height so you don’t have to be editing EVERY single door you don’t make yourself to schedule.
    Last edited by kamranmirza; December 7th, 2018 at 10:05 AM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARIA1993 View Post
    So if we use another type of door finding it from an internet site, I should edit the family and add my parameters?

    Thank you!
    Yes. In the new doors, edit the existing parameters by pointing them to your own shared parameters. They will need to be the SAME parameter from the SAME shared parameters file (or original exported) to get them to schedule the same way.
    Be careful which parameters you decide to use as not all doors are created equally (everyone has different methods) and can get very complicated very quickly.
    I would still work on building your own library of doors as time permits so you get consistency across your families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARIA1993 View Post
    So if we use another type of door finding it from an internet site
    Far better to create and use your own families so that you can control the parameters for consistent results. Manufacturers' families are not all created equal...

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