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    Keynote Tag Family Types

    What I am trying to achieve is to have our keynote family have two different types based on size. One for larger scale drawings and one for smaller scale families. The way we do it now is load in two different tag families but it seems like I could combine this into one with two different types.

    Would I do this with yes/no parameters to turn the text and box outline off and on based on which type was selected?
    Chad Koscinski | Architect

    #2
    that would be my first choice. But I never actually tried this though.
    Martijn de Riet
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      #3
      I gave it a whirl and this is what I got. Problem with the leader line attaching to the furthest out item, so when the smaller keynote size is chosen there is a gap between it and the start of the leader...
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      Chad Koscinski | Architect

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        #4
        ok, this is going to be a little more complicated. the problem would be that the leader references the outside lines, like you already mentioned. So, the way to solve this would be moving the "big" label to one side so that it coincides with the "small" label box.
        BUT: this creates a good view with the leader on one side, but a bigger gap with the leader on the opposite side. the only way to solve this is create two types for the big label, one moved to one side and one moved to the other.
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          #5
          At this point, I'm wondering if its just better to create two separate families and differentiate their types in the file name. Seems like the workaround here is more hassle then it is worth?
          Chad Koscinski | Architect

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            #6
            The issue with Keynotes and Leaders is a problem for us, even without different types. Because we want the leaders to look identical to text leaders.

            Its not graceful, but you can *fix* it with some invisible lines, pushing the "extents" of the family out.

            I sure wish someone at the Factory would take note of it. THIS is a stupid problem to have. And our internal Quality Control committee was (seriously) about to veto keynotes on the WHOLE because of the ridiculous way the leaders placed, until we made this technique force the leaders to top line of text.

            SMART tags (keynotes, tags, nested generic annotations) need to have instance based formatting capabilities, like a real text editor. I dont give a hoot what the "text" tool gets in Revit, this is a REAL tool.
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              #7
              Yep, one would think so...
              Martijn de Riet
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                #8
                This is brilliant! Thank you, I was slowly going insane over this.

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