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Thread: Shared Nested Families - Can I hide a family from schedules on demand?

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    Thumbs up Shared Nested Families - Can I hide a family from schedules on demand?

    I have only recently learnt to use the <Family Type> parameter to swap nested families in my AHUs and am loving it. I am using it to change the attenuator type that get offered with my units. I can get this working great aside from one thing:

    What I would like to know is, is there a way to use this method but not having the attenuators in the family all the time? I would like the user to tick a box to add the attenuator on demand and then have the attenuator appear in schedules.

    Originally, before I started using this family type parameter, I would simply be using an nested attenuator family that wasn't shared and therefore not schedulable and this was easily achieved using a yes/no parameter for the visibility of the attenuator.

    I realise I could still do this for an additional family type so it would visibly disappear but this would still populate the schedules.

    Is my best hope to just call the hidden attenuator family type something like 'no attenuator - ignore this' or words to that effect or is there a better way?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgrotey View Post
    I realise I could still do this for an additional family type so it would visibly disappear but this would still populate the schedules.
    I used to use an empty family called 'nil' which would populate the schedule as so, until I learnt otherwise. I think it was Aaron Maller who pointed out that turning it off with a yes/no parameter will actually prevent the nested family from scheduling.
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    Well I'll be bu**ered I didn't even attempt that as I hadn't dreamt that would be the case. How simple! Works great.

    Thanks Elton!

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