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    Shared YES/NO Parameter Visiblity Problem

    Hello everyone, I am stuck trying to use a yes/no shared parameter to display text in a tag. What I am trying to accomplish is the following: I have a footing family which I have a Yes/No shared parameter setup in. I would like to pass this yes/no parameter into an associated footing tag which would then control the display of the text in the tag family. Essentially all I am looking to do is add an asterisks (*) to the end of the footing callout. I have added a label to the tag family which correctly grabs the yes/parameter from the associated footing however I can only get the label to display "YES" or "NO" when the box is checked/unchecked.

    Where I am really getting stuck is trying to setup another text parameter which will change the shared yes/no parameter entry from the footing family into text. I have read similar posts to this, but they only address how to accomplish this in schedules where you can set up a calculated parameter which would return the correct text needed.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to accomplish this? Am I missing somethings really simple?

    Thanks for the advice.

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    Can you share the tag and the footing family so I can get a better idea of how you are controlling eveything.


    I am pretty sure I can get it to work the way you are asking.

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    Can you share the tag and the footing family so I can get a better idea of how you are controlling eveything.


    I am pretty sure I can get it to work the way you are asking.
    Alex, here are some screenshots of how I have things setup. Hope this helps, and thank you for your help!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Shared YES/NO Parameter Visiblity Problem-footing-tag_1.jpg   Shared YES/NO Parameter Visiblity Problem-footing-tag_2.jpg  

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    Hi, in that case,
    I reckon that it's similar to mine.
    Though mine is more related to Title block , I hope this may help you.


    http://www.revitforum.org/structure-...-editable.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPU_Eric View Post
    Alex, here are some screenshots of how I have things setup. Hope this helps, and thank you for your help!

    So you want a visibility paramter to be shared between your foundation and tag. Select the foundation and turn on T&B and have your tag change?

    Change your SP of T&B Reinf to a text paramter and add it to the end of your tag lable.

    http://screencast.com/t/UP5E0wuH9QY0
    http://screencast.com/t/dnSGEt9cyks
    http://screencast.com/t/dnSGEt9cyks


    To the best of my knowledge you can not use a yes/no paramter outside of the title block families.
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    So you want a visibility paramter to be shared between your foundation and tag. Select the foundation and turn on T&B and have your tag change?

    Change your SP of T&B Reinf to a text paramter and add it to the end of your tag lable.

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    To the best of my knowledge you can not use a yes/no paramter outside of the title block families.
    Thanks Alex, that is what I was afraid of. I really wanted to try and keep the T&B Reinf SP as a Yes/No option but it seems that you cannot correctly pass this SP into the tag. Looks like I will have to go with a text parameter which I was trying to avoid. Thanks for the input

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    The Yes/no parameter doesn't need to be a shared parameter unless you really want it to be in a schedule
    In my test, only the text parameter was shared but I also tried with that possibility and it works fine.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Shared YES/NO Parameter Visiblity Problem-shared-parameter.jpg   Shared YES/NO Parameter Visiblity Problem-footing-parameters.jpg   Shared YES/NO Parameter Visiblity Problem-result.jpg   Shared YES/NO Parameter Visiblity Problem-tag-label.jpg  
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    The Yes/no parameter doesn't need to be a shared parameter unless you really want it to be in a schedule
    In my test, only the text parameter was shared but I also tried with that possibility and it works fine.
    Wow! Thanks alexo! That is exactly what I was looking for. I knew I was missing something simple. Thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexo4141 View Post
    The Yes/no parameter doesn't need to be a shared parameter unless you really want it to be in a schedule
    In my test, only the text parameter was shared but I also tried with that possibility and it works fine.
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