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    Adding a shared parameterfile to a room tag

    Hi there,
    I've just started dipping my toes into the world of Revit after working on aecoSIM (for my sins!) for the past 2 years. So apologies if this is a really stupid question but i've googled away all afternoon and got nowhere.

    We have been given a file "shared parameters.rfa" by the client that they want tagging in every room in the project so that they can edit the data later.

    My question is how do i actually use this tag??? I open the file and it says

    PRIMARYUSE
    SECONDARYUSE
    ROOMNUMBER

    these are the tags the client wishes to be able to edit later. However when i create my rooms i can't use this as a tag???

    Once again apologies if this is a really basic question but it's the first time I've not been able to find an answer to a Revit problem by googling. Also thanks to a lot of people on here, this site has given me a real insight into Revit and helped me out a lot over the last month or 2.
    Last edited by robp; September 29, 2017, 03:50 PM.

    #2
    Is the file a room tag? Shared parameter files are .txt files. If they only gave you a room tag containing the parameters, you will have to extract them out and load them into the room category in the project to be able to actually populate any data in them.

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      #3
      Chris, when i open the file the text is just a label and when i click on edit in the properties box each of the 3 lines of text are individual parameters (i hope this makes sense).

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        #4
        It sounds like it's a tag family, not a shared parameter file. Naming it shared parameters is kind of confusing. Actually now that I look at it I'm not sure you can export the parameter from a label, since they're not really loaded into the parameters of the family. The easiest way I've found to bring them into a project is by copying a schedule that already has the parameters loaded from another model. Have they sent you a model at all, or just the tag?

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          #5
          You can export them via the label dialog. Not quite what yiu woild find in a tutorial on shared parameters, but it'll work just fine.
          1 edit label
          2 click on parameter the left column
          3 click on the modify button on the bottom
          4 click on the export button in the modify parameter menu that just popped up.
          5 in yoir project file, create a project parameter from the shared parameter you just exported.
          6 load room tag, place rooms, tag at will.
          There must be a better way...

          Ekko Nap
          Professional nitpicker, architect, revit consultant, etc.

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            #6
            That's what I was expecting to see, but for some reason when I opened one of my tags up, everything in that parameter properties dialog was grayed out.

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              #7
              It is grayed out because you need to select a shared parameters file which does not already have that shared parameter in it (or create a new shared parameter file).
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                #8
                Sorry for my late reply i was away all weekend. Many thanks to everyone who commented, as chris.macko said it seems like the file has been named "shared parameters" but it actually isnt!!! very confusing.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by rkitect View Post
                  It is grayed out because you need to select a shared parameters file which does not already have that shared parameter in it (or create a new shared parameter file).
                  Sounds about right. No point in exporting parameters that already exist in your own file.

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