Thursday, September 06, 2007

Follow-up to Type Catalogs

Justin had a question comment, and I'll try to respond. I've posted two screen shots, one of the type catalog in Excel, and another of the family types dialog box from a related family (in this case lab casework). You can see in the Revit screen shot the parameter "Rear Panel Access" essentially we want to be able to turn this on or off, as any cabinent can include an access panel, but they don't have to.
So rather then having two different familys, we use a "Yes/No" to control the visibility of some symbolic lines, and also fill in a shared parameter than can be scheduled to indicate if an access panel is required. (make sure to click on the images to get the full size image to see the details).

1 comment:

Justin said...

Thanks so much! I appreciate the time you have put into this. This is something I've been trying to do for quite some time and couldn't figure it out! Thanks again. Your time and effort don't go un-noticed!!! Justin