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    Project Parameters and Families.

    Ok so its easy to get a project parameter into your family using a label. I want to take it one step further.

    I have a detail boundry box around all my details. This allows for easy and accurate placement onto sheet. See Here. I control the visibility of the lines with a simple Yes/No type paramter. The trouble is I have to go into each and every type right before printing and most people arnt even aware of the visibility switch. So our plots tend to have a lot of extra lines all over the details sheets. There has to be a better way.

    I am trying to get a project parameter to push into a family. I am open to all ideas. If it works... I can at least move forward.

    I've tried simply using a SP for the project and the family... doesn't work. The SP parameters arnt linked.
    I can't get a SP into a lable for a dc...
    I can't add a SP label a gen anno family...

    How can I use a SP to control a Yes/No paramter in a detail component.


    Ideas???:beer:
    -Alex Cunningham

    #2
    We do something similar but use Generic Annotations instead of Detail Components. A Type Yes/No for Visibility takes care of it's appearance in all views simultaneously.
    Greg McDowell Jr
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      #3
      Shared Paramater as in the Shared Paramaters file or a paramater that is shared in the family? (good call making those the same name autodesk :crazy

      I was able to set up a y/n shared paramater in a detail component and link it, although I had to select the component in a view (not a sheet) to turn it off.
      Last edited by cellophane; February 13, 2012, 09:06 PM.
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        #4
        its a SP as in the SP file.
        -Alex Cunningham

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          #5
          What kind of line are we talking about?
          Martijn de Riet
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            #6
            Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
            What kind of line are we talking about?
            Just basic lines.

            I want to open Project Information and switch off all the detail boundry line visibilty switches, nested in a family, in my details.
            -Alex Cunningham

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              #7
              Type property of the titleblock, is how we do it. You turn them on once, in one titleblock, for the whole project.
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                #8
                Could you post an example? I'm kinda confused here...
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                  Type property of the titleblock, is how we do it. You turn them on once, in one titleblock, for the whole project.
                  So the SP is linked to the TTL and the detail??? How do you get all the types at once to update...
                  -Alex Cunningham

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
                    Could you post an example? I'm kinda confused here...
                    I don't have any working examples right now. I'll try to mock something up for you.
                    -Alex Cunningham

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