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    Revit OpEd: Shared Parameters aka Dictionary

    A Shared Parameter is like a definition and the Shared Parameter file is like a dictionary.

    Consider that a family parameter is confined to a family. It can be seen from within a project but not scheduled or tagged unless it is a built in parameter like those listed under the Identity group (and provided for us by Autodesk).

    Consider that a Project Parameter is part of a project and applied to categories of families so that it can be scheduled or tagged. Like a Family parameter it is "trapped" there, in the project.

    A shared parameter bridges both trapped conditions, acting as a definition we look up in a dictionary (the shared parameter file). We store our common definitions there so they can be applied in other projects or families. When you create a family or project parameter using a shared parameter (definition from the dictionary) it is really just another parameter but it has expanded possibilities because it is "shared".


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