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    Tag & the ? of death.

    The History:
    I've made a Mechanical Equipment item with a shared parameter for Flow l/s. The parameter is an instance with a default value (since the flow is preset but can vary).
    The piece of equipment is extremely variable in flow, size and type so I've made a Type Catalog to control it's importing into projects.

    The Problem:
    I've tried to make a tag to show the flow value.
    The tag contains a lable with the shared parameter added.
    When I load the equipment tag and use it I get a blue '?' even though the equipment has a value in that parameter.
    I realize I can go in and change the value '?' manually, but that defeats the purpose as there's usually about 50 of these items in a project and this would be extremely time consuming and not very Revit.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Ciao for now.
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    Last edited by Gabriel Black; January 23, 2012, 08:57 AM. Reason: Include Attachments
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    #2
    Could you post the family and tag? This should work...
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      #3
      Posted family, type catalog and tag.
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        #4
        It looks like you either remade the Shared Parameters in another SP file or got mixed up somewhere.

        I exported the SP's from your Cabinet and switched the SP's in the Tag Family to those and it worked fine. ( The diameter one, I couldn't insert the flow parameter since I was testing it in RAC).

        PS: You want to fill in all the parameters you use in the Type Catalog in the original Type in the Family Editor, otherwise you get the warning like in the pic. Anything filled in there will do, just so Revit knows that it can fill that field with the values you put in the Type Catalog.

        PS2: Why not add 3D geometry to the Cabinet Family since it obviously will have a height, any reason for not just making a box extrusion?
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        Last edited by Bjorn_K; January 23, 2012, 11:09 AM. Reason: Added Img and Question

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          #5
          Originally posted by Bjorn_K View Post
          It looks like you either remade the Shared Parameters in another SP file or got mixed up somewhere.
          I'll have a look at the Shared Parameters file and make sure all those Shared Parameters are pointing to the same place.

          Originally posted by Bjorn_K View Post
          PS: You want to fill in all the parameters you use in the Type Catalog in the original Type in the Family Editor, otherwise you get the warning like in the pic. Anything filled in there will do, just so Revit knows that it can fill that field with the values you put in the Type Catalog.?
          After playing with the Type Catalog, I can fix that too!

          Originally posted by Bjorn_K View Post
          PS2: Why not add 3D geometry to the Cabinet Family since it obviously will have a height, any reason for not just making a box extrusion?
          Our firm is only used to 2D representation of these items. The idea is to generate the layouts required so I could get the project out. I plan to make the 3D geometry in the near future!

          Thank you for your help! I'll get to looking at fixing it now!
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            #6
            In reference to that annoying error "parameter yada yada, will be ignored"... I found it odd that after you populate the offending value in the family, save and reload it, you then can go back into the family, clear the entry, save and load into a brand new project without getting the error. It seems that loading the family once fixes the warning permanently.

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