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    Custom View Title Line

    Trying to make a custom view title family. I would like to be able to have the option to edit the text within the bubble call out, an instance parameter instead of a type. I attempted to insert a label but I dont want to use any of the parameters available with in the view title family template. I tried to create a new generic parameter, but everything is grayed out. I want a label that I can change in my project, similar to text. But I dont want to use text because I would like to have the ability to change it in the project. Is this possible? Maybe I need to insert a generic annotation within the the view title family?
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    What you need to do is create a Shared Parameter in your project (Template) and add that to your views as a Project Parameter.
    You can then fill in that parameter for each View and add it to your View Title as well to display it on your sheets.

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    diving in deep here.

    This will be my first time creating a shared parameter file.

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    They are not that scary, but put the file in a location you can use in a later stage as well, so you have all your shared parameters in one place.
    You can create Parameter Groups in your SP file as well. I have a generic one for things like Height, Length en Width (stuff you can use for multiple families in multiple categories) and specific ones for other stuff.

    In your case I would make a group called Views and place the parameter in there, just so it is easier to find it again if needed.

    The best practice I believe is that when you use a SP it should be from that same file and it would be best if all your families would use SP from the same file as well, because that makes if easier when scheduling them. This will be a bit of a challenge when you have multiple people using SP to create families. You either need to be sure somebody does not mess it up or have 1 person edit the file and set it to read only for everyone else.

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    Thank you for the tips on best practices. I saved the file location on the server, and grouped it under view titles.

    When adding the shared parameter to my project, I am stumped with what category to group it under. I don't see an annotation/view title category to assign it to.... Would view titles be categorized under detail items?
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    It goes under Views.
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    Right, that would make sense! Thank you

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    Almost there guys but I'm unable to edit the parameter in the project. It's grayed out in the properties. And now I accidentally have 2 shared parameters I though I deleted "referencing Detail & Referencing Sheet" I cant find it to delete it for future confusion. Not sure where I went wrong
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    Those 2 you don't want should be in your Project Parameters and you should be able to just delete them from the project.

    And about the greyed out one. I'm guessing you have a View Template on your view? Go in there and tick off the new Parameter so you are able to edit it for each separate view instead of controlling it with your View Template.
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    I'm pretty sure that "Referencing Detail" and "Referencing Sheet" are hard-coded parameters. They automatically populate though, so your results may vary when using them, especially if you radically modify a view after creating it, or if you just play fast and loose with view creation.

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