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    scheduling wall sweeps by room

    Is this possible?

    I can schdule the sweeps no problem, get the total lengths - but room information is not available in the schedule?

    Any tricks to this?

    TIA

    James

    #2
    There is no way to actually link the wall sweep to the room where it happens.

    The only idea that comes to mind is to make a list of your room numbers and names in a key schedule of Wall Sweeps. Then, add the key field to your Wall Sweep schedule. At list you are going to have a drop down menu with the list of rooms to choose from for every instance of a wall sweep. But again, all this would be manual input.
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      #3
      You could probably add a project parameter named Room and associate it to the wall sweep under the list that shows (if you cant see wall sweep then just check the box that says show categories from all disciplines ) parameter that allows you to associate the sweep with a room, and then just pick the sweep and input the room name . Finally just schedule based on the parameter you added which will show up in the dialog. hth
      Juan Carlos Moreno
      Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
      Sisley Cosmetics

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        #4
        In some way you will have to have the room information added to the sweeps. This can be done by adding a project parameter to the wall sweeps category as an instance parameter. However, this then requires manual input of the room number into the sweeps. So long as it is a shared parameter there should be no issues scheduling it. This is going to be a painful solution as it requires manual update of room numbers and will require manual updates if room numbers change. Hopefully someone else has a better solution to this.

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          #5
          What if you add a shared parameter Called Room Name or Number and Associate it to Wall Sweep and Room wouldn't that make it automatically update on both instances?
          Juan Carlos Moreno
          Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
          Sisley Cosmetics

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            #6
            Originally posted by JCM View Post
            What if you add a shared parameter Called Room Name or Number and Associate it to Wall Sweep and Room wouldn't that make it automatically update on both instances?
            This would still require manual entry of the room number in either the room or the sweep.

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              #7
              One idea that comes to mind:
              • Skip the normal wall sweep
              • Create a new generic wall based family
              • Change family category to furniture
              • Create the sweep (Void) - And add needed parameters (instance for length)
              • Load to project, and manually place the "sweep" to the walls
              • Create a furniture schedule (You´ll be able to schedule the room info with furniture)


              No manual input then - Just a lot of manually placed "sweeps" instead
              Klaus Munkholm
              "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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                #8
                Originally posted by JCM View Post
                What if you add a shared parameter Called Room Name or Number and Associate it to Wall Sweep and Room ; wouldn't that make it automatically update on both instances?
                No. A parameter with the same name can be applied to different types of entities, but in reality each parameter has a unique identification number which enables the parameter to receive data from any element of these 3 categories. One example is this: I can create a project parameter called "Custom_Length" and apply it to 3 categories: furniture, casework, and wall sweeps. The result is that all the elements that belong to those 3 categories are going to have a new parameter called "Custom_Length". It does not mean that if I enter a value for "Custom_Length" in a furniture element, the casework and wall sweep elements are going to get the same value.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
                  No. A parameter with the same name can be applied to different types of entities, but in reality each parameter has a unique identification number which enables the parameter to receive data from any element of 3 categories. One example is this: I can create a project parameter called "Custom_Length" and apply it to 3 categories: furniture, casework, and wall sweeps. The result is that all the elements that belong to those 3 categories are going to have a new parameter called "Custom_Length". It does not mean that if I enter a value for "Custom_Length" in a furniture element, the casework or wall sweeps are going to get the same value.
                  The reason for this is because parameters are instance or type. A chair and piece of casework can't be either the same instance nor can they be the same type.

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                    #10
                    Thanks guys for the clarification.
                    I haven't been using revit for too long so i'm pretty new at this.
                    I really love this new forum. I've found a lot of valuable information.
                    Keep up the great work!
                    Juan Carlos Moreno
                    Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
                    Sisley Cosmetics

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