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    Hello,

    I want to give a Code Number to the Elements in our project and I think the best way is That to Create A shared parameter. I have two questions:

    1. Do you believe That is more preferable to use the classification system already HAS That Revit (OmniClass / Keynotes / Assembly Code)?

    2. Do you know if / how I can create tags with description for each code. I mean that I want when I choose an element to be able to see the code with a description for this element.

    I hope to make sense The Above ..

    Thanks in advance!

    #2
    I assume you want to be able to pick a number, then have the description chosen automatically?

    Using one of the methods already in the project will be easiest way to get a description managed with the number. The codes available (OmniClass/Assembly code) may not be granular enough for your use. Keynotes are flexible, and can be paired with descriptions - as long as you don't need them for something else.

    The problem with custom parameters is that there isn't an easy way to associate two parameters together. If you want to tag everything you could have one parameter that has both the number and the description (### - Description). Otherwise you'd want to look into something like dynamo to pair numbers and descriptions.
    Julie Kidder
    Architect + BIM Director
    Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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      #3
      Hello,

      Actually I want to put codes in each family type. But I also want to have a description for each element in order to know each code with which element is linked. Do you know generally, if the description that has each element in the Type Properties box is enough or usually need an more detail description?


      Thank you in advance!

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        #4
        Originally posted by MARIA1993 View Post
        Hello,

        Actually I want to put codes in each family type. But I also want to have a description for each element in order to know each code with which element is linked. Do you know generally, if the description that has each element in the Type Properties box is enough or usually need an more detail description?


        Thank you in advance!
        We'd need to see a "typical" description to ascertain whether the default type parameter is sufficient. My guess is it will probably suffice. And as noted in other replies- then simply create a custom tag to display both the Description and Code parameters.

        Remember: If you are creating your own Shared Parameters, ensure you assign them to "all" the categories that you intend using them on- or they wont appear against those elements.


        Kind Regards,
        Ian

        The Complete Beginner's Guide to Autodesk Revit:
        www.bimscape.com/revit

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          #5
          Hello,

          Can someone tell me, if in Revit is more common to have codes for each element particularly or it is preferable to have codes for the whole structure? For example if I have a wall with 3 specific layer,I should create a code for this specific wall, or I should create 3 differently codes for each layer?
          Thank you in advance!

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            #6
            Originally posted by MARIA1993 View Post
            Hello,

            Can someone tell me, if in Revit is more common to have codes for each element particularly or it is preferable to have codes for the whole structure? For example if I have a wall with 3 specific layer,I should create a code for this specific wall, or I should create 3 differently codes for each layer?
            Thank you in advance!
            The short answer is that you can do both. It is up to you and the project to decide which method is preferable. To assign a note to each wall layer I would recommend looking into 'Keynote By Material'.

            If you wanted something a little more flexible, You could try something I've made before. It's simply a Generic Annotation family with two labels, one for a Number value and one for a Multi-Line Text value. This requires you to create a predefined association between # and Note, but then tagging in the project becomes very easy. Make a Generic Annotation Schedule in the project to assign notes to a number.

            here is the basic note in the project.

            note.PNG

            By using a visibility toggle you can turn on/off the description

            description.PNG
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              #7
              Thank you for your answers!


              Another question if you can help me with the shared parameters:

              Do you know if I can create a shared parameter for the Material? When I go for example: Edit Type (Wall) > Structure > Edit > Material > Identity to create there a shared parameter!!

              Thanks in advance!!

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                #8
                Originally posted by MARIA1993 View Post
                Thank you for your answers!


                Another question if you can help me with the shared parameters:

                Do you know if I can create a shared parameter for the Material? When I go for example: Edit Type (Wall) > Structure > Edit > Material > Identity to create there a shared parameter!!

                Thanks in advance!!
                sure, Edit Shared Parameters, New, and under Type of Parameter select Material
                I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                  #9
                  Thank you...and as I noticed I found this shared parameter to Materials > Identity > Custom Parameters.


                  Do you know also if I can create tags for a shared parameter?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by MARIA1993 View Post
                    Thank you...and as I noticed I found this shared parameter to Materials > Identity > Custom Parameters.


                    Do you know also if I can create tags for a shared parameter?
                    of course...new family, Annotation, Generic Tag, change the tag category to Material Tag, create a tag, Add parameter, Shared parameters are your only choice.
                    I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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