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    Revit Ghost Parameter

    Hi all,

    I'm having a problem with an instance parameter in Revit 2015. It was created as a shared parameter and brought in as a project parameter assigned to the furniture category - it was never loaded in to each individual family as there are lots of them.

    Somehow, this parameter has duplicated itself. When we click on a family, it is listed twice with the same name under the instance parameters, only, one of them is greyed out. It has outdated information populated in it but it's completely locked out. This 'ghost' parameter will not appear in schedules, it's like it doesn't exist except we can see it and it seems completely impossible to get rid of it. We have tried removing the parameter from the Project Parameters - the working one disappears but the ghost remains. If I create a new instance of a piece of furniture, I only get one parameter and it works fine however if I copy an existing cupboard, the duplicate comes with it, populated with the same outdated info. So it's possible to have two of the same family next to each other, one with the ghost, one without.

    I have tried copying and pasting a piece of furniture into a new project and it behaves in exactly the same way. The duplicate parameter comes with it. I've also tried upgrading the file to 2017 and get the same problem. This is a very large and long running project with a lot of models which is why it has never been upgraded, that's not my call!

    I've attached an example model upgraded to 2017. This has two wardrobes placed in. One instance has two versions of parameter 'Joinery Code' the other doesn't. Any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks!
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    Last edited by Barry32; November 1, 2017, 01:52 PM.

    #2
    Did you use TPS at any point? There was a bug a while back that copied parameters around that shouldn't have been copied, which resulted in duplicates showing up.
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      #3
      Originally posted by cellophane View Post
      Did you use TPS at any point? There was a bug a while back that copied parameters around that shouldn't have been copied, which resulted in duplicates showing up.
      To be honest, I can't be 100% sure. The model is a few years old and has been handled by a number of different members of our team. I cannot be sure exactly when this issue first reared it's head, I've just been asked to find out why it's happening and how to fix it. It's certainly a possibility that somebody has done a TPS at some stage in the models life.

      Any idea if a fix was ever found for that particular bug?

      Thanks

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        #4
        It was fixed in the program but I don't know if there's a fix for it

        edit: have you tried to find the rogue parameter through dynamo?
        Last edited by cellophane; November 1, 2017, 10:07 PM.
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