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Do U Revit: Inside Type Catalogs – Part 2

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    Do U Revit: Inside Type Catalogs – Part 2

    A common question I get often is how do I declare a certain type of parameter in a type catalog. So I created a cheat sheet of sorts to share.
    Discipline = Common

    Type of Parameter: Parameter declaration:
    Text param_name##OTHER##
    Integer param_name##OTHER##
    Number param_name##OTHER##
    Length param_name##LENGTH##FEET
    Area param_name##AREA##SQUARE_FEET
    Volume param_name##VOLUME##CUBIC_FEET
    Angle param_name##ANGLE##DEGREES
    Slope param_name##SLOPE##SLOPE_DEGREES
    Currency param_name##CURRENCY##
    URL param_name##OTHER##
    Material param_name##OTHER##
    Yes/No param_name##OTHER##
    param_name##OTHER##
    useful notes:
    1. Yes/No values in type catalogs are defined as 1 or 0 with 1 equaling Yes and 0 equaling No.
    2. Family Type parameter values are defined as:
      1. family name : type name
        1. note no “.rfa” in name,
        2. there is a space : space between the family name and type name.
        3. also any inches in the type name require an extra “ mark in the value, so 12” Base is defined as 12”” Base )
      2. family name (only, if family has no type names)
    System Parameters:

    System Parameter: Parameter declaration:
    Keynote Keynote##OTHER##
    Model Model##OTHER##
    Manufacturer Manufacturer##OTHER##
    Type Comments Type Comments##OTHER##
    URL URL##OTHER##
    Description Description##OTHER##
    Assembly Code Assembly Code##OTHER##
    Cost Cost##CURRENCY##
    useful notes:
    1. A known issue with type catalogs and system parameters is that the parameter in the family must be filled out for the type to load the value from the catalog properly.
    If this is helpful to you guys, I will expand the list to include other disciplines.



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