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    I read a post on these forums that showed how someone would use parameters within a family to explain what other parameters did within the family. I cannot find it again . I have looked everywhere, including a google search. I think I'm just not using the correct search criteria. Does anyone know what i'm talking about? And could you provide a link?

    Please, and thank you.
    Mechanical Design + BIM Management + Arch Viz
    Tampa General Hospital

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    I know I've posted on hear about using a text parameter to explain what an integer parameter is doing. I don't recall which thread that was though...

    Now that tooltips are an option I use those instead.

    Is that what you were thinking of? What function do you want to explain?
    Julie Kidder
    Architect + BIM Director
    Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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      #3
      I didn't have an exact need for it at the moment, but i remember reading it and wanting to implement the practice in future families. So have you abandoned the approach in favor of tooltips?
      Mechanical Design + BIM Management + Arch Viz
      Tampa General Hospital

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        #4
        I think it depends on the likelihood of day-to-day user interaction, sophistication of the users, and the number of options.

        If there are a lot of options, or it's infrequently used, tooltips are definitely the way to go. If it is a change that might be made frequently, and people might need instant feedback on their choice of a couple options, the paired text parameter would still be helpful. It's comprised of a nested if formula explaining the result of each choice, so it is a pain to edit! They were always one of the last parameters I would add to a family.

        I'd probably keep them for my casework families simple questions (drawer/no drawer), but didn't add any when I rebuilt the doors, because most of the settings made by integer aren't something that the user will change.
        Julie Kidder
        Architect + BIM Director
        Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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