I'm just curious if there is any possibility that Autodesk is working on allowing Project Parameters to be Tagged, as this would clearly open up many new possibilities for expanding Revit's competencies.
Sorry if this is well discussed elsewhere and I've missed it - if so, please point me in the right direction.
API question - can you utilize the API to allow Project Parameters to be Tagged?
I guess we should start with what specific parameters are you looking to show up in tags?
I guess I would start with wanting to be able to Tag a Calculated Value (Project Parameter)... This would allow the development of Life Safety drawings and processes to move forward and take shape in a much more intuitive manner, which would be a massive improvement.
The following AUGI thread has some information on this topic:
Have you looked at using Shared Parameters?
I can't use a Shared Parameter as a Calculated Value. If we could do that, solutions would be at our fingertips.
I also can't Tag a Calculated Value (because it is a Project Parameter and not a Shared Parameter). Again, if we could do that, solutions would be at our fingertips.
It would be great if we could do either (or both); (1) Allow the use of Shared Parameters as a Calculated Value, and/or (2) Allow Project Parameters to appear in Tags.
Calculated Values are not the same as Project Parameters (though neither can be Tagged).
When a Project Parameter is added to a Project, it is added to all Model Elements of the selected Categories. One cannot apply any kind of formula to these, nor can their value be linked to another parameter or value in the project. Additionally, Shared Parameters can be added to a Project as a Project Parameter.
Calculated Values, however, exist ONLY within the particular Schedule they were created in. Revit's Schedules are just reports that are derived from the Project database, and Calculated Values are entirely based off this summarized data and are not at all attributed to the actual model elements.
Corey - You are correct. The way in which you explain that is clear and concise. However, the issue at hand is still present with no apparent solution as of yet.
Yes, I know it was not a solution, and I don't believe there is one here even through the use of API (since there is no value to pull the data from in the tagged element for the Calculated Value). You could try asking this question in the Revit API forum to get a more absolute answer, though.
I have found an open wishlist item requesting the ability to pull calculated schedule data into a shared parameter label. This sounds similar to what you are looking for, and I have added your name to the people interested in this feature.
If you would like to provide feedback on how this feature would benefit your workflow, directly to our developers, you can use the following link:
Thank you very much! I greatly appreciate this pro-active step. I will go and submit that form right now.
Can you send me the link to the official Autodesk Revit wish list so I can verify how my list stacks up?
I'd like to submit this similar form for my other items as well if possible...
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