Anyone know if this is possible and how to get it to work? I have set up Piping systems using this parameter to group the various systems onto documentation views - i.e MECH-GAS would be used to isolate gas pipework in a documentation view. I then combine this filter with another one that turns off any piping system that does not contain MECH in the Type Comments. I have tried different categories ranging from all piping categories to just Piping Systems.
Unfortunately this method doesn't seem to work. Anyone got any ideas where I am going wrong or if it is possible?
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I see what what mean, and that doesn't seem to want to work. Since the Piping Systems isn't really a visible Element, turning it off seems to do no good. Would you be able to add a "key" to the System Name for the View Filter to find? (i.e. "(MG)" suffix for Mechanical Gas)
Ha ha - I had a feeling you would be the first to comment.
I used to filter by system parameters within piping or duct systems, such as using the system name or classification, etc. but wanted to try avoid this and produce a template that had more control than normal and not rely on users naming systems in a way to get filters to work (especially as the filters are very sensitive). I was trying to set something up so new user get on a design/model and the template automatically controls the displays.
I thought (stupidly) that a simple yet effective way would be to use a Type Comment parameter as it doesn't get used for anything really. That way I could free up description and abbreviation as the basis for company tagging of system names/abbreviations.
Perhaps I'm thinking too hard about getting the template to work better for me. Anyway, if ADSK could get this to work then I'm sure it would be a very useful tool.
In the meantime, looks like I have to take a step backwards to the old way or as you say - add an un-necessary project parameter to get this to work