How do I get an Electrical Power Shared Parameter built into a transformer to read the value of either the Total Connected, Total Estimated Demand, or the Apparent Load Phase A from a connected secondary electrical system? I need to be able to use the value in labels and view filters.
Solved! Go to Solution.
This was one of the first issues I came to this forum with. Unfortunately, one cannot reference the Total Load parameters with any Shared Parameter within a Family. You can reference Total Loads via Calculated Values in Schedules, but that would not suit your purposes, since Calculated Values only exist within that Schedule.
Welcome to the Autodesk forums, aryn!
Feel free to post any questions you may have! There are many experienced users here who generously contribute their time and effort to supporting
their peers. This is an open, peer-supported forum, so feel free to contribute any useful information or experiences to any of the topics you see here.
We hope you'll stick around a while and help strengthen the value of this community!
Be sure to review the Ground Rules, visit the FAQ Forum, and use the Search feature prior to posting a question, as it's likely been asked before.
Thanks Corey for the reply. I've done some digging and I found a workaround. There's a tool called the Parameter Transformer on Autodesk Exchange developed by David Rushforth that allows you to export out the "Power Connected" family parameter of an electrical equipment family to a spreadsheet where you can manually copy the data over to a shared parameter associated with that same family and import it back into Revit. It's a bit tedious, but gets the job done.
Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register
Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.