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    [12/2011] - Shared parameters in Titleblocks

    Applies to: - All Verticals

    New Feature / Problem:
    I´d like to have shared parameters available in Titleblocks.

    Why do you need this Feature / Why is it a Problem:
    This would allow me to add the physical size of the sheets to my sheet list.
    I´m billing my clients for prints, and would like to do the math inside Revit.

    Workflow:
    Currently I export the sheet list to a spreadsheet, and manually input the sheet sizes.

    Benefits:
    Would save some labor, and ensure consistency.

    Attachment comments:
    Klaus Munkholm
    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

    #2
    Ok I am a little confused as this wishlist item. The statement is you want a shared parameter for titleblocks? Can you not do this already or am I missing the point completely?

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      #3
      I also think that this is easy ...
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        #4
        Guys, if this is easy then please enlighten me In my Revit the Shared Parameters option is grayed out in the family editor when dealing with Titleblock families... But yah, it´s probably just me... ? :beer:
        Klaus Munkholm
        "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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          #5
          Klaus, you are looking to the wrong category.
          For some kind of reason, revit allows to place multiple titleblocks per sheet.
          What you are looking for is the sheetview category, where you can add shared param.
          As for relating the titleblock size to those sheets, it's a job for the API :P
          Now tell me how do you measure the sheet sizes? A3 or 420x597?
          Gonçalo Feio
          "Ignorance, ignorance, sheer ignorance - you know there's no confidence to equal it. It's only when you know something about a profession, I think, that you're timid and careful." George Orson Welles

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            #6
            You can create shared parameters for a titleblock, but only for information that you want to show in labels on the titleblock, and only from the "Edit Label" dialog box. From the "Family Types" dialog box, you can create family parameters only, not shared. When you are in a project, you see that a titleblock has "Sheet width" and "Sheet height" instance parameters, but as read only; you cannot include those parameters into a schedule of sheets. A Sheet is a system family, and a Titleblock is an annotation family, and the current situation is that titleblocks and sheets are not connected. Maybe the wishlist could be clarified by saying that we wish we could include the properties of a titleblock family in a schedule of sheets.

            However, I don't see the need for going into Excel to get a list of sizes. In the project, you could create a couple of project parameters (length, instance) that apply to sheets, such as "Sheet X", and "Sheet Y". Then, from the Project Browser, select all the sheets that share the same size, then enter the length values in the Project Browser, by typing the value just once for all. In the Sheet List schedule you could add these two fields, and then add a calculated value to multiply X and Y, to get the area of the sheet, and another one that multiplies this area by the price to charge per a square unit of printed sheet.
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              #7
              When you create a label for a titleblock you can specify a shared parameter.

              Shared_in_titleblock.png
              Jeff Hanson
              Sr. Subject Matter Expert
              Autodesk, Revit - User Experience

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                #8
                Alfredo did a lot better job explaining the problem

                And no, I don´t care much about labels - Nor do I care about manual coordination of the "input" of sheet sizes.

                So to pin it down, using Alfredo´s words: Wish we could include the properties of a titleblock family in a schedule of sheets.

                Thanks Alf :beer:
                Klaus Munkholm
                "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by feio View Post
                  ...As for relating the titleblock size to those sheets, it's a job for the API :P
                  Now tell me how do you measure the sheet sizes? A3 or 420x597?
                  Gonçalo, I´m using the size eg. 420x297 which I then multiply to get the area of the sheet (to ultimately calculate pricing)
                  Would be awesome if you could do some magic with the API? :beer:
                  Klaus Munkholm
                  "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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                    #10
                    Second that, it's supposed to be BIM for crying out loud: having the data right there and not being able to schedule it drives me nuts!:banghead:
                    There must be a better way...

                    Ekko Nap
                    Professional nitpicker, architect, revit consultant, etc.

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