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Door swing

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04-27-2005 09:27 AM
When I flip a door from left to right side can I see changes in schedule table? I can't fin a parameter for swing orientation. Do you have a solution?
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Re: Door swing

04-27-2005 11:02 AM in reply to: EvgenyK
I believe it can't be done automatically, just add a param and change it
every time if you must have this in a schedule
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Re: Door swing

04-27-2005 12:09 PM in reply to: EvgenyK
Yes I need it to make automatically. I must to show a swing in a door list. What's a software if I have to check a swing in the schedule and in the plan with my finger?
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Re: Door swing

04-27-2005 10:35 PM in reply to: EvgenyK
Well, you must understand that each one of us has his own method and needs
so it is not always easy to find the perfect software. However, I don't
believe this is very difficult to do. Make a parameter and keep the value to
let's say "right" and then decide which door has to get the value "left".
This is not the way it should be but this is the only way I can think of
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Re: Door swing

04-28-2005 05:24 AM in reply to: EvgenyK
Thank you for your answers. I see that Revit is very powerful application and I'm sure I'll find a solution the most convenient for me.

With respect
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Re: Door swing

03-08-2011 01:04 AM in reply to: EvgenyK

I know I am reviving a 6 year old thread, but as this is the same issue I am looking for a solution to I'm hoping someone have found easy way to solve it.


I need to be able to get tags/schedules on doors saying if it is Left or Righ hung. I know I can fill in a parameter manually but it is just stupid to fill in something by hand when the data exists in the software.


And yes, I know I can get the parameters from the door family through the API with HandFlipped and FacingFlipped but this requires the users to actively click a button, it seems strange that existing parameters is not available in the tag/schedule environment where it automatically could be updated.


Any luck to get this info on tags/schedules?





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Re: Door swing

08-22-2012 09:32 AM in reply to: markusvikström

Well to revive this once more after over a year.


The options or methonds Revit scheduls door swings ignore industry standard terminology.  Saying that the door swings ‘Room To’ or  ‘Room From’ is not the way architects, door specifiers, and door estimators refer to swing or more properly, handing.  There are only four states of handing; right hand, left hand, right hand reverse, and left hand reverse.  All are referenced from the outside of the room, facing the door.


Why do the ‘programers’ ignore the standards of the industry for which they are creating software?


Gary Striyle, AIA

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Re: Door swing

08-22-2012 01:37 PM in reply to: gary

How is Revit supposed to know which room is inside and which is outside?  You'd have to manually define that at some point, and if you're going to do that, why not just assign an instance parameter to the door that let's you choose the handing?

Ross Kirby
BIM Manager
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Re: Door swing

08-22-2012 02:16 PM in reply to: EvgenyK

Well, if I assign an instance parameter then if the door swing changes but the door and the room configuration stay the same then you have to remember to go back and change the instance.


It seems if you can assign Room From then that has defined that you are outside the room the door is associated.  Then the door can be left or right hand and reversed or not depending on the door parameters.  The trick is to set up the schedule to understand this which is way beyond my abilities.

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