I have noticed that the only parameter that holds from conduit and conduit fittings to conduit run is comments. I have tried to create a new shared parameter for the three categories, but it doesn't transfer from conduit and conduit fittings over to conduit runs. I am trying to add and Id parameter that can be scheduled and used along side of the conduit run lengths. We already use the comments to hold the panel information. Any suggestions?
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You are correct, as there are no other common Parameters. Except.... "Type"! In this work-around, you will have to create a separate Conduit Type for each run. You do NOT have to do the same with the Conduit Fittings. Add "Type Name" to the Label in the Conduit Tag, and you can create a Conduit Run Schedule by "Type". See example image below:
My brief investigations lead me to believe that this is the only other common factor that would work here. As you mentioned in the beginning, adding Project or Shared Parameters will not work.
During my testing I was able to apply a Shared Parameter to Conduit, Conduit Fittings, and Conduit Runs, so that the runs and individual elements can show the run name.
Here is a short video:
Chris, thanks for the video. Here is what I see as the problem, maybe not exactly what CAD and Mike were talking about, but nonetheless:
Example One: Add a shared parameter called "Panel Name" and another call "Conduit Run Name" applied to Conduit, Conduit Fittings, and Conduit Runs:
1) The panel name will not pass from the panel to the connecting piece of conduit.
2) Enter the Panel Name manually on the connecting piece of conduit, it will not pass the info down the conduit run.
3) Tab-select the entire conduit run, enter the Panel Name, does pass the info down to the individual pieces. Do the same for Conduit Run Name.
4) Toggle a conduit bend to a box, or make any other additions to the conduit run, the Panel Name info we know will not pass down, nor will the Conduit Run Name be added to the new pieces.
Possibly something similar to Systems for duct and pipe could be added for conduit to make this less manual and more automated.
You are correct in that Shared Parameters are not going to pull the Panel Name or Run Name/Number, because they don't have a formula telling them to do so. At this time, only the conduit fittings are user editable families, so you will have to enter the Parameter values manually.
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I was unable to replicate the steps you took. I made a new shared parameter file, added the new group & parameter, added this in the project paramater and applied it to conduit, conduit run, and conduit fitting. I made sure the types were all the same (common/text group).
I drew the conduit with conduits without fitting. I populated the new text field I added.
For scheduling using multiple, the new field I made shows up with the populated info.
However, when I make a schedule just for conduit run, the field shows up but the data is not populated. I am unable to get any custom parameter to show up in Conduit Run schedules.
Please advise. Using Revit 2013.
I looks like there are two fields for conduit-run (custom parameter) that you have to populate. That is why you are able to have it show up "again" in the conduit run schedule from the multiple qty schedule. But looks like basically there are no shared parameter between conduit/conduit fittings and conduit run except for comments and types. Autodesk PLEASE in Revit 2014 maybe??
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