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    Is there a way to batch swap the Shared Parameters found in Labels? I have a Titleblock that has 10 issue line items, with a number, description and date to each one, which totals up to 30 different labels. Instead of going to each Label to Edit > Export the SP and add to the project, etc, is there a way to do this in batch?

    I have the full CTC BIM Suites, and I'm a bit new to it, and can't find a way to do this in the last 30 minutes of me tinkering since these items aren't visible to CTC's batch programs (from what I can tell). If there's a better solution in general, I'm okay with it, but wanted to see if there's an easy way to do this for future reference. Thanks!

    -T
    Tannar Z. Frampton ™
    Frampton & Associates, Inc.

    #2
    For the record, I exported each SP in the Label x30 times. Pretty easy, but still a bit redundant. Once exported, I was able to use CTC Shared Parameter Manager to load all 30 in each of the three projects. Worked like a champ, but if there's still a way to "auto-export" all the Label SP's, it would be ideal.

    Again, thanks in advance if there's any solutions.

    -TZ
    Tannar Z. Frampton ™
    Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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      #3
      Where are the SP's from that you dont have the Shared Parameter file?
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        #4
        Hey Aaron, thanks for replying... not sure I'm following your question? Sorry dude, you know I have the IQ of a neanderthal at times lol.

        In my mind, I'm translating your question to "Where did the shared parameters come from if you don't have the SPF?" Is that how you're asking it?
        Tannar Z. Frampton ™
        Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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          #5
          Yeah. Is it someone else's titleblock so you have to export hmthe parameters to generate the SP's for the project?
          Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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            #6
            Yes, that is correct.
            Tannar Z. Frampton ™
            Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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              #7
              Some ideas:
              1) Tell them to politely F* Off with their 30 shared parameters and learn how Revisions work. Or even better point out that the whole concept of a 'Drawing revision' is redundant in revit because revisions are made at Model level and can appear in multiple drawings.
              (You may be able to tell that my current company insist on using this method and it causes some frustration...)

              2) Have a look at this;
              Topic: Shared Parameter Creation from list | Dynamo BIM

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              Some ideas:
              1) Tell them to politely F* Off with their 30 shared parameters and learn how Revisions work. Or even better point out that the whole concept of a 'Drawing revision' is redundant in revit because revisions are made at Model level and can appear in multiple drawings.
              (You may be able to tell that my current company insist on using this method and it causes some frustration...)

              2) Have a look at this;
              http://dynamobim.org/forums/topic/shared-parameter-creation-from-list/
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                #8
                Originally posted by josephpeel View Post
                Some ideas:
                1) Tell them to politely F* Off with their 30 shared parameters and learn how Revisions work. Or even better point out that the whole concept of a 'Drawing revision' is redundant in revit because revisions are made at Model level and can appear in multiple drawings.
                (You may be able to tell that my current company insist on using this method and it causes some frustration...)
                Ha, I'd love to tell them off on this. But, this isn't the Revisions list, this is the Issue list, which can in fact be different, no? I'm an MEP guy, so I'm not up to speed on how architects record and document issues versus revisions. I've never questioned it, honestly. MEP guys like me simply follow what the architectural team tells us in almost every case.

                Originally posted by josephpeel View Post
                Thanks!
                Tannar Z. Frampton ™
                Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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                  #9
                  Speaking as an architect who has 30+ shared parameters in our sheets we want consultants to use, I've got a very simple way to transfer them over to the linked models. I have a sheet index coordination schedule setup with all the parameters loaded into it. We exchange revit models for linking and coordination as usual. At some point early on I have them copy that schedule over (insert view from file) and all shared parameters come with it in the right categories. We use these for history tracking and volume/discipline sorting in the index, but as long as the parameters can be scheduled in one of the models, the same process would apply.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by chris.macko View Post
                    Speaking as an architect who has 30+ shared parameters in our sheets we want consultants to use, I've got a very simple way to transfer them over to the linked models. I have a sheet index coordination schedule setup with all the parameters loaded into it. We exchange revit models for linking and coordination as usual. At some point early on I have them copy that schedule over (insert view from file) and all shared parameters come with it in the right categories. We use these for history tracking and volume/discipline sorting in the index, but as long as the parameters can be scheduled in one of the models, the same process would apply.
                    This.

                    But, that only works if you have their model to Insert From File FROM. I actually keep a model that i can send people that has JUST my Drawing List in it, with all of the shared parameters, so they can use this method.

                    Having said that, i know a LOT of architects who have 30+ parameters because they INSIST on doing "the drawing matrix" right in Revit. Ive heard the "reasons" and "requirements" so many times in the last decade, and i can say ive never heard a good logical argument for it. In fact, at 2 offices i successfully convinced management it just wasnt needed IN REVIT.

                    I make that distinction because having a record of what was issued when, and how many times, is OBVIOUSLY valuable. Having it in Revit, where users manually *try* to coordinate it *and miss something or get at least one sheet wrong on EVERY issue ive watched them do) isnt value adding.

                    I currently have............. 2 custom shared parameters, for sheets. lol!

                    (This forum is still acting like such a piece of crap...)
                    Last edited by Twiceroadsfool; December 15, 2016, 04:17 PM.
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