I'm using Revit 2014, and would like to know if it's possible to make a lookup table that contains text that can be returned to my family? At the moment, I've got a functional lookup table that allows my family to be completely resized based on data from the .csv.
The idea I had was to be able to make one single rfa file to accomodate all the different model sizes so that we didn't need multiple files for each model in the series. Now, my family can be loaded into a project and be edited on the fly (e.g. change the outlet size and the appropriate model is made).
I want to take this further by allowing the different sizes to correspond to their appropriate model names and other details (voltage, phase etc). This part of my plan is to allow this data to be produced automatically along with the model upon resizing, so that whoever's working on the project doesn't have to manually pull out a product catalogue to check all the information (hence making my efforts so far pretty much worthless). So right now, what I'm trying to do is to see if the Lookup table can be used to return the model name, i.e. a text string?
For example, if A=1, then Model Name = "Mod", where "Mod" is taken directly from a table (so that I don't need to make a million nested IF statements to check the model name based on the value of A). Is this at all possible in Revit 2014? Another thing is if this can work, can that information be put into a schedule?
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I am trying to do same thing with Air terminal and it read Type S1/S2..... basend on flow value and at same size it change size based on flow value but unfortunately Revit can't read text value.
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So it's not possible to use a text string for the LOOKUP - but what about the return?
I'm trying to do a lookup table looking at Electrical Current Value - and dependent on that numerical value, I want to return a text string.
Is that possible?
I aplogize, but that is what I was trying to do. My problem is formatting the header (Parameter Name##Type##Format) properly for text. I think I found the solution though:
Am I correct? I haven't gotten around to testing that out just yet, but it's on my list today.
Sorry for the delay of response - I overlooked your post...
Anyway, unless it has changed in Revit 2015, Lookup Tables are not capable of returning a Text value. It has trouble with other types of values too, such as Voltage. I used a trick to get around that limitation (Voltage, not the Text) in the thread referenced below.