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    I'm able to report all parameter types only if the family document (rfa) is open itself, but I'm not so clear on how to do this when a project file is open. I've read in a couple of different places that families can be opened in the background and modified, but I can't figure it out.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
    CG Visions
    Revit Coding Blog

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    I can't really find out what you mean, but the following links (you may know them already)
    may help you.....
    Using Google translation, you will find API to copy or filter families.

    https://sites.google.com/site/kartsup/

    http://kartautodeskuser.blogspot.com/

    cheers
    Julien
    "Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont mal vus!"
    P. DAC
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      #3
      are you getting only instance or type parameters?
      http://krispcad.blogspot.com/

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        #4
        Originally posted by KRedman View Post
        I'm able to report all parameter types only if the family document (rfa) is open itself, but I'm not so clear on how to do this when a project file is open. I've read in a couple of different places that families can be opened in the background and modified, but I can't figure it out.

        Any help is greatly appreciated!
        I am not really sure what you mean. If you create a family you use parameters. Those are Instance Parameters (in the Properties Dialogue Box when you select it) or Type Parameters (in the Type Properties). The Parameter Category depends on the kind of parameter and cannot be modified.
        Martijn de Riet
        Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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          #5
          Originally posted by KRedman View Post
          I'm able to report all parameter types only if the family document (rfa) is open itself, but I'm not so clear on how to do this when a project file is open. I've read in a couple of different places that families can be opened in the background and modified, but I can't figure it out.

          Any help is greatly appreciated!
          I am not really sure what you mean. If you create a family you use parameters. Those are Instance Parameters (in the Properties Dialogue Box when you select it) or Type Parameters (in the Type Properties). The Parameter Category depends on the kind of parameter and cannot be modified.
          Martijn de Riet
          Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
          MdR Advies
          Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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            #6
            Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
            I am not really sure what you mean. If you create a family you use parameters. Those are Instance Parameters (in the Properties Dialogue Box when you select it) or Type Parameters (in the Type Properties). The Parameter Category depends on the kind of parameter and cannot be modified.
            Hey pssstttt.... Martjin, this is the API forum...
            Klaus Munkholm
            "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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              #7
              Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
              Hey pssstttt.... Martjin, this is the API forum...
              ahhh, now I now what he means...:banghead:
              Sorry, my current crappy internet connection forces me to read (and type) real quick otherwise I lose my connection. :crazy:

              So, I'll just get out of the way done and return to work...
              Last edited by mdradvies; January 13, 2011, 10:49 AM.
              Martijn de Riet
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                #8
                Originally posted by KRedman View Post
                I'm able to report all parameter types only if the family document (rfa) is open itself, but I'm not so clear on how to do this when a project file is open. I've read in a couple of different places that families can be opened in the background and modified, but I can't figure it out.

                Any help is greatly appreciated!
                Hey Kenny. Did you get this sorted? I have just seen your post. If you need any help give me a yell.

                Cheers

                Phillip
                Phillip Miller
                Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd
                Makers of "Family Browser" and "Project Browser" for Revit.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by KiwiCodes View Post
                  Hey Kenny. Did you get this sorted? I have just seen your post. If you need any help give me a yell.

                  Cheers

                  Phillip
                  Thanks Phillip- I've been working on some other non-Revit projects the last week and haven't had any time to work on it. I thought I had an idea on how to do it. You showed me how to open an .rfa family file by accessing its physical location, but I'm unclear on how to do that from a family in the project.
                  CG Visions
                  Revit Coding Blog

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by KRedman View Post
                    Thanks Phillip- I've been working on some other non-Revit projects the last week and haven't had any time to work on it. I thought I had an idea on how to do it. You showed me how to open an .rfa family file by accessing its physical location, but I'm unclear on how to do that from a family in the project.
                    I'm pretty sure you can open a family file like that as well. Another options is to start a new transaction, loadin the family to the current project, do what you have to do to the family , Save the family?? and then rollback the transaction if you don't want that family loaded.

                    Cheers

                    Phillip
                    Phillip Miller
                    Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd
                    Makers of "Family Browser" and "Project Browser" for Revit.

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