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    Shear Wall Callout

    I am having a difficult time creating a shear wall callout which will show the length of an actual shear wall. I have been able to accoplish this when the shear wall is represented as a part in a wall but not when the entire wall is a shear wall.

    I modified the generic part tag to fit my needs without any problems however if I try to do the same with the generic wall tag there is no predefined label that automatically grabs the read only length of the wall and then populate the call out. I have tried to create shared parameters to get around this but to no avail. Any insight on how to accomplish this would be great.

    Also, is there any way to see the predefined categories and parameters of a family? For instance any formulas that drive predefined families?

    #2
    Originally posted by TV98001 View Post
    Also, is there any way to see the predefined categories and parameters of a family?
    We used to have manuals.
    Now the fasteest way to check those parameters is probably start a new family without any parameter and go on changing its category to see what comes up new in the types dialog.
    Gonçalo Feio
    "Ignorance, ignorance, sheer ignorance - you know there's no confidence to equal it. It's only when you know something about a profession, I think, that you're timid and careful." George Orson Welles

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      #3
      If I do that though will I be able to place the tag on the wall since it more than likely will be made up of parameters of a different family? I was hoping to see how the label was constructed so that I could mimick it into the wall tag family.

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        #4
        Since the Length of the wall is not available as a label for the wall tag, why not just use a wall tag by mark to indicate which walls are shear walls, and then make a schedule, filtered, to show the length of all the shear walls?
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          #5
          I have thought of that however my boss is adament at maintaining some resemblence to our CAD symbols. It is understood that there are things which are different in Revit but since we still operate in both arenas (mainly client driven) he would like to try and keep things as similar as possible. Also he does not want to add more schedules to an already populated sheet.

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            #6
            If your boss insists on this, you might warn him that, yes, it can be done, but the value of the length of the wall will be dependent on manual input, with the high risk of displaying wrong information if somebody does not remember to update the value when the wall changes, just as in CAD, or... that you can create a schedule, with the peace of mind that it will always report the correct values, with no risk of expensive errors due to wrong information on the plans.
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              #7
              I never win those kind of discussions.
              Gave up, after 2 or 3 warnings.
              But then I get payed by the hour, although is quite depressing.
              Gonçalo Feio
              "Ignorance, ignorance, sheer ignorance - you know there's no confidence to equal it. It's only when you know something about a profession, I think, that you're timid and careful." George Orson Welles

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                #8
                I too have given the warnings and tried to explain that we would not be leveraging the software to its full capabilities but in the end it is not my call. That being said I am sure that we will move to a schedule at some point when it becomes a major inconvenience and effects the bottom line.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by feio View Post
                  I never win those kind of discussions.
                  Gave up, after 2 or 3 warnings.
                  But then I get payed by the hour, although is quite depressing.
                  Same here... but then I still do it anyway. I would create a schedule in a blank project to be able to provide them with the correct values if needed. Copy/paste into the project at hand, read out, fill in the correct value in the parameters and go have a two hours payed for :coffee:.
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