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Instance Length Family Parameter: Reporting Issue

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06-25-2012 02:44 PM

I'm trying to create a simple 8x2 extrusion that will represent an aluminum band on a building elevation. The length varies by instance but needs to be reportable in a schedule (preferably using the "Length" shared parameter name.

 

I've never used reporting parameters before but have made an attempt at it in the attached file. The parameter of Length displays the stretched length in the properties box but won't appear in a schedule. The Instance Length parameter will appear in a schedule but doesn't always show the correct value.

 

I'll note that this family was adapted from one already created by someone else and the Length label cannot be deleted. It's as if the file was at one time a template.  However, I've tried it from scratch,t oo and can't get it to work, sometimes not even being able to get the family to allow stretching the length.

 

There's obviously a basic concept for this that I'm not grasping.  Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Instance Length Family Parameter: Reporting Issue

06-26-2012 04:09 AM in reply to: paul.ashley

If you want to schedule the length value of a family in a project, you need to associate that length with a shared parameter (instance, length), in the family. Then, in the project, from the schedule, add the shared parameter to the schedule.

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Re: Instance Length Family Parameter: Reporting Issue

06-26-2012 04:54 AM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

Late last night I found an article that suggested to me that what you offered might be the solution.  I'll give it a try today.  Thanks.

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Re: Instance Length Family Parameter: Reporting Issue

11-30-2012 10:12 AM in reply to: paul.ashley

Sorry to bump a post from June, but I have a question about the procedure to associate "length" with a shared paramter.

 

Any links to how to do this, or could someone point me in the proper direction?

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Re: Instance Length Family Parameter: Reporting Issue

11-30-2012 10:38 AM in reply to: luxdesigns

To associate the Shared Parameter to the Reporting Parameter, you only need to enter the exact name of the Reporting Parameter as the formula for the Shared Parameter. This will create a direct dependency to that value.

 

And bump-away! If the question is directly related to the thread, it's better to add to it than to start a new thread.

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