I know I am reviving a 6 year old thread, but as this is the same issue I am looking for a solution to I'm hoping someone have found easy way to solve it.
I need to be able to get tags/schedules on doors saying if it is Left or Righ hung. I know I can fill in a parameter manually but it is just stupid to fill in something by hand when the data exists in the software.
And yes, I know I can get the parameters from the door family through the API with HandFlipped and FacingFlipped but this requires the users to actively click a button, it seems strange that existing parameters is not available in the tag/schedule environment where it automatically could be updated.
Any luck to get this info on tags/schedules?
Well to revive this once more after over a year.
The options or methonds Revit scheduls door swings ignore industry standard terminology. Saying that the door swings ‘Room To’ or ‘Room From’ is not the way architects, door specifiers, and door estimators refer to swing or more properly, handing. There are only four states of handing; right hand, left hand, right hand reverse, and left hand reverse. All are referenced from the outside of the room, facing the door.
Why do the ‘programers’ ignore the standards of the industry for which they are creating software?
Gary Striyle, AIA
Architecture Cubed, Inc
How is Revit supposed to know which room is inside and which is outside? You'd have to manually define that at some point, and if you're going to do that, why not just assign an instance parameter to the door that let's you choose the handing?
Well, if I assign an instance parameter then if the door swing changes but the door and the room configuration stay the same then you have to remember to go back and change the instance.
It seems if you can assign Room From then that has defined that you are outside the room the door is associated. Then the door can be left or right hand and reversed or not depending on the door parameters. The trick is to set up the schedule to understand this which is way beyond my abilities.
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