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ku_coyote
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Room Tag w/ additional Graphic

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04-25-2011 03:26 PM

I have been doing searches on this for three days and haven't found what I am looking for.

I have rooms which I have added parameters for additional items like phone extension and first aid training.

 

We would like to show a plan where the room tag pulls the on/off info from the room data on first aid training and turns on or off a heart shaped graphic.

 

To complicate things, I have created three nested families for the tag as we have three different labels that we want to show depending on the type of room.  The visibility of these work like a charm. 

 

I found many responces to the number box but they all come down to creating a seperate nested family, not a room instance controlled visibility.

 

I hope that I was clear, and if not, please ask and I will try to explain or provide graphics.

 

Cheers,

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ku_coyote
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Re: Room Tag w/ additional Graphic

04-25-2011 03:27 PM in reply to: ku_coyote

Opps, forgot, using Revit 2011.  :smileytongue:

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GlynnisP
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Message 3 of 6 (191 Views)

Re: Room Tag w/ additional Graphic

04-26-2011 01:04 PM in reply to: ku_coyote

It will probably help if you post what you have thus far.  It sounds like an interesting problem to tackle.  It seems that you may be trying to use a Conditional Formula to drive what would need to be a Shared Parameter?

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ku_coyote
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Re: Room Tag w/ additional Graphic

04-26-2011 01:55 PM in reply to: GlynnisP

Here are two views of a generic project.  The idea is that for scheduling purposes, we want the First Aid to be identifiable in the room parameters.  We also want it to graphically show it from the parameters.

 

Hm, didn't realize that the rvt file went up as well, it said it was too big.

 

Please don't get bogged down in the labels and what they are reporting, as they are working just fine.  It is the hearts that we are having problems connecting to the parameters.

 

Cheers.

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GlynnisP
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Message 5 of 6 (141 Views)

Re: Room Tag w/ additional Graphic

04-28-2011 03:24 PM in reply to: ku_coyote

Hi there,

I had a chance to look at this today.  It appears that, from a geeky technical perpective, what you are trying to do is control the visibility of a filled region entity (I also tried a nested generic annotation symbol) based upon the instance value of a Room parameter.  I believe this cannot be done for the same reason that a Calculated parameter cannot be included within a Room tag.  I'd love to be proven wrong.

 

I do have a workaround though, in case you are interested.  In researching this I discovered that the Alt+3 (use the 3 on the Number pad) forces a heart symbol.  In this short video you'll see that I'm editing the name of the room (you are using the Occupant field within your version of this tag) and adding this symbol.

 

http://screencast.com/t/4tGRPSw1E

 

It's not brilliant, but perhaps it helps?  I also tested in Ideate BIMLink how to push this concatenated value into the name using an if/then statement based on your yes/no parameter called FA/CPR/AED Training.

 

Sorry I couldn't come up with anything better.   Perhaps someone else can provide a method to drive the visibilty of a nested symbol or other graphic based on another room instance parameter settting?

 

Regards,

Glynnis

 

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ku_coyote
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Re: Room Tag w/ additional Graphic

04-28-2011 03:31 PM in reply to: ku_coyote

Wow,

 

Thanks for looking at this.

 

I think, that until we can get access to the parameter for visibility we will probably just manually placed the graphic.

 

Darn, it is dissappointing.

 

Thanks again.

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