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    multiple shape handle grips

    Hi everyone,
    Can you give a hint on how to make Revit family display shape handle grips of instance parameters on each side (X Y). It gives me grips on my Width and Lenght and when I insert other instance parameters parallel to those is displays shape handles only on one of this parallel ref planes. Help.

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    Make sure the reference planes you are dimensioning to are set to strong reference planes (in the properties palette).

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    You can also use Reference Lines the same way Dan mentioned. The benefit to Reference Lines are the shape handle will always be at the mid point of the reference line.

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    Thanks guys, I'll try though I remember playing with Weak & Strong reference options but that didn't seem to help

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    Post your family and we can offer better assistance.

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    So I have attached one of my families I need to apply this double shape handles to. This is basically an Electrical Manhole with conduit connectors hosted on ref.Lines which are in their turn hosted on ref.Planes. In the workshop option our manholes started to vary from typical sizes and there was a need to make Width and Length as instance parameters. Moreover, the positions of the ref planes driving the ref lines (where connectors are hosted) are also driven by instance parameters. Which where contro11ed by shape handles during the modelling as per site conditions. But, just as I converted the Width & Length to Instance I lost the shape handles on these conduit positions.

    Now, what you guys where saying is logical but I think there is some other relationship that doesn't let it have more than two parallel shape handle controls.Please, see the family attached for your reference
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    Sometimes, when you change the RP's and reload the family, it won't work. You have to delete the family from the project entirely (in your project browser) and load it back in. Then, it works. Try that and see if it works.

    As for your family, it works ( I think). I can change the manhole cover sizes with grips. One of your parameters (opening offset) was set to a type parameter. I set it to instance and loaded it in a project and the grips showed up. But, there are several grips there, and if you go too far, the family breaks.

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    I had to remove your revolves but you should be able to put those back in easy. Remember though that the revolves need to stay contained. I have 4 Reference lines ready for your revolves. You might be able to get away with a void extrusion for the man holes though.

    I re arranged some of the constraints you had and locked the wall thickness parameter. You now how shape handles in both directions for connectors, walls and the man hole covers you need to put back in.
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    Thanks guys,
    Alex you did the magic but I still need to investigate to learn ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spotless View Post
    Thanks guys,
    Alex you did the magic but I still need to investigate to learn ...
    compare your version of the family to the one i edited. All i did was re arrange the dimensions and used the lock on the wall thickness.

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