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    Hi All,

    I have a situation here. Project architect is asking to add additional information like Item Code(Bar Code serial no) and manufacturer to some of revit families in MEP and further he wants to tag them to suit his requirement. I am planning to add these as shared parameters under project parameters (just wanted to use this info for this project only). So I have created a new shared parameters text file with these two new entries and added them into the project and updated by choosing "overwrite the existing version" option. I have tested the tagging as well by adding this new info in the tag family. However, my question is this new shared parameters family file (with only two entries in it) would not overwrite the actual shared parameters file. If I'm not wrong there would be only one file (shared parameters) across the organisation.

    Please guide me as I am waiting for your your inputs/comments.

    Thanks.

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    You don't actually need a single file for the entire office. You can have an office file and a series of project files. The danger in this is duplicating parameters in each file. You don't want that.

    Once the shared parameters have been used the file itself is not needed until/unless you want to reference the parameter again. Even then you don't need the original file because you can export the SP from the family to a new/existing file. The family stores the GUID of the SP which is how Revit knows they're the same across files.


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    Thanks for explaining in detail Greg.

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