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    Project Parameter for Solar Orientation & Stacked Walls don't mix?

    Good lord, this month feels like Revit is just out to get me. Must be all the talk about "Mac" this, and "if AutoCAD can do it why can't you" that.

    Anyway, we want to do the usual Project Parameter of Solar Orientation, instance text value, applied to Walls, Doors & Windows. BUT, we have stacked walls, and so far as I can tell, there is no way at all to access this value in the constituent walls of the stacked wall. And, a stacked wall isn't a wall, it is some internal Revit kludge, so you don't have access to the Solar Orientation parameter for the stack either. So, is this again one of those cases where you can do one or the other, but not both? I tried the parameter as project and shared, with the same results. I also tried applying it to all categories, in the hopes of picking up one that worked. Nope. Seemingly once a wall is in a stacked wall it is totally not accessible for ANY instance parameters of any kind, and the stacked wall inherits none of the instances you create yourself, just the hard wired stuff.

    Hoping someone has a "Yo, stupid, just do THIS!" for me. But I think we have to blow up all of our stacked walls, which is a real bummer because these solar orientation calcs are most useful in SD, exactly the same as when stacked walls actually have a lot of value.

    Gordon
    Pragmatic Praxis

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    Sorry, but I think you have to blow up your walls... The lack of possibilities to inherit properties or apply custom parameters is why I don't use them.
    Unless someone else has a brilliant thought, you're in big trouble.
    Martijn de Riet
    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
    MdR Advies
    Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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      #3
      Yeah, one more example of Autodesk developers not talking to each other, no one there understanding how the tools really get/could be used, and no one listening when users tell them. In truth tho' this specifically is one where we are in the wrong. Getting these glazing to wall ratio numbers isn't meaningful at 50% DD. We should have done it at 25% SD, when the design was still just mass walls and could still be massaged. And when we could compare multiple schemes easily.
      But it still doesn't absolve Autodesk of a responsibility to make the bloody tools work with each other.

      Gordon
      Pragmatic Praxis

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