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    Pipe/Duct Size Tag - Secondary Units

    Hi Everyone,

    I'd like to add secondary units to my pipe and duct size tags (i.e. Imperial above and metric below). I haven't been able to figure out how to do this. I have an annotation family with the label set to the size parameter, but the "edit parameter's units format" option is greyed out in the label editor. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the size parameter not behaving the same way that, say, a length parameter would, but beyond that, I'm stumped.

    Any thoughts?
    -Richard

    #2
    Played with it a bit. Also stumped.
    Say something interesting....

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      #3
      Check out image attached. I think this is what you are after.
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      Last edited by mark b; March 7, 2012, 12:17 PM.
      Mark Balsom

      If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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        #4
        I think that's the problem, Mark. The way I understand it, the Revit size parameter is a system parameter associated with either a pipe or a duct. Unfortunately, this size parameter is not the same as a length parameter. If it were, I'd be able to edit its units. In this case, however, It's greyed out (see attached).screenshot.jpg

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          #5
          Ok, sorry but don't use MEP, got me beat.
          Mark Balsom

          If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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            #6
            Agree, you're stuck because of the built-in formatting. On the other hand...wouldn't the automatic values be "off" according to one system of measurement or another. If you have 24" wide duct the soft metric conversion (600mm nominal, 609.6 mm actual) wouldn't necessarily be the size that would be supplied if manufactured by a fabricator according to "hard" metric (normalized) values.

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              #7
              Yeah, we thought of that. I was hoping to maybe get around that with setting the secondary units to round up. I never got that far, but that would have been another roadblock.

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