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    Is it possible to have automatic copyright date only in Titleblocks? - Revit

    Is it possible to have automatic copyright date only in Titleblocks? - Revit

    Example: © Companyname 2015

    I just want the year to be automatic, 'like' the "Date/Time Stamp" parameter (minus the month, day and time).
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    Yes or No?

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    I don't think there is a way to modify the date at all, I know I was hoping to remove the time at some point.

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    Pretty sure that parameter reads your windows settings. Why not just create a new shared parameter called copyright date and type in the year. It would only change once a year. For your users it wouldn't really be any different than filling in the project issue date.

    If you let it automatically update you could run into the problem of having a project you wanted to say "copyright 2014" saying "copyright 2015" because someone wanted to print a set in the new year after the official release date, or the owner wanted another set.
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    Thanks all! Every year I face the annoying task of updating multiple titleblocks from multiple clients and loading some into our standard templates.

    I was just being hopeful that someone figured out a good way to do this... (I search for an automated way to do this task every new year, I have not found one yet...maybe next year). .

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    You could make it a shared parameter under Project Information, then you only have to update/check it in one place.

    Or Dynamo has date and time functions you could use to update a filtered selection of your sheets, if a global parameter is too general.

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    check on settings might you find the way

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    I always understood the copyright date to be the date of first publication (Item #2). So, really the date shouldn't need changed after a project starts. I would say ask the firm's lawyers, but that probably costs more for a 5 minute answer than resetting the date on every project, every year, for a decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephpeel View Post
    You could make it a shared parameter under Project Information, then you only have to update/check it in one place.
    Maybe I missing something; but if I created a shared parameter in all of my multiple titleblocks.RFA's you would still need to open each titleblock.RFA and update the value of that shared parameter, which really means nothing because that still doesn't update anything in the project.RVT or template.RTE unless you manually change the 'Project Information' value.

    This is really an issue with Titleblock families (RFA's), not an issue with project files or templates (RVT's & RTE's).

    Correct me if I'm wrong.
    And thank you for your reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Price View Post
    I always understood the copyright date to be the date of first publication (Item #2). So, really the date shouldn't need changed after a project starts. I would say ask the firm's lawyers, but that probably costs more for a 5 minute answer than resetting the date on every project, every year, for a decade.
    Correct, this is not an issue with updating copyrights in existing project files (rvt's), it is an issue with updating multiple Titleblock RFA's for use in new projects started in the current year (i.e. 2015).
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