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    From Excel to Revit Drafting view

    Hello guys. I hope you can help. I am still learning Basics in Dynamo and Tasks in my Company are getting tougher and tougher.

    I have some data in Excel from People outside of my Company. That list gets updated from time to time. It contains some text Information that i want to Show on my Sheet. Intention is that I do not need to owertype this info every time.

    My idea was to link this Excel file to drafting view in Revit where it would be written just by ordinary text command under Annotation tab. Is it possible? If not, do you guys have any other idea or a way to make this automatic??

    Thanks a lot!!!

    UPDATE: Maybe writing it on a Legend is better idea??
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    I would suggest you either make the text a shared Sheet parameter which is shown in your title blocks. Or as a parameter in a detail item, which shows whatever text is filled in (Which you place either in a drafting view or on the sheet itself).
    Then it is really easy to get either all the sheets or all the detail items in the project. Filter for the ones that correspond to the excel text (By sheet number?). Read the text from excel then write into the parameter.

    Hope that helps you get started
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    Seems doable
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    Seems doable
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    Yes. But surely using a family with parameters that you can schedule is more manageable than just text boxes?
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