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    Length Parameter to Text

    Hi all,

    Simple question: Can two length parameters be combined into a text parameter?

    Example: Face Size (Text Param) = "Width (Length Param)" x "Depth (Length Param)"

    I've had a couple of attempts but keep returning inconsistent units. It doesn't seem reasonably possible, but I thought I'd ask the community. I could use Boolean expression, but I'd spend a year (at least) writing it.

    Any ideas?

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    You can do it with some third party apps and probably Dynamo but I don't believe there is a way to do that OOTB.

    KiwiCodes Bonus Tools has a tool to copy parameters - to get the result you want you would need a parameter that does the math and your text parameter.

    AreaCalc = WxD
    AreaText = AreaCalc copied through API

    The only problem with this approach is that it isn't up to date unless you run the tool again.
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    Cheers for that, I'll check out those tools and see how I go.

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    You should be able to get by that error by cancelling the units yourself. For instance in your example you have ft*ft in your units and you want to have unitless text. Try =Length/1ft* Width/1ft.

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