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haydenwse
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beam system tags

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02-21-2011 10:17 AM

Is there any way to list the number of beams in a beam system tag?  I am working on a project that has lots of different sized systems in it would be nice to have it list the quantity.

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engr_mondo
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Re: beam system tags

02-21-2011 07:52 PM in reply to: haydenwse
Yes, you can abuse RST Schedule feature.
Regards,

Mondo
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haydenwse
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Re: beam system tags

02-22-2011 08:10 AM in reply to: haydenwse

How do you do it?  I have gone into the family editor for the beam system tag an it doesn't have a parameter for number of beams, count or anything like that.  the number of members shows up in the beams system properties dialog box but I can't find similar info in the tag.

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yosso
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Re: beam system tags

02-22-2011 09:56 AM in reply to: haydenwse

Do you want to show the actual quantity in the Beam Tag?  For example, W10x12 (22), which would denote that you had 22 W10x12's in the project?  

 

 

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haydenwse
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Re: beam system tags

02-22-2011 10:09 AM in reply to: haydenwse

Yes, that is exactly what I need.  Can it be done?

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yosso
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Re: beam system tags

02-22-2011 11:29 AM in reply to: haydenwse

I meandered about the web at lunch - and found a topic where they created a shared parameter and placed the shared parameter in a tag as part of label.  

 

http://revitclinic.typepad.com/my_weblog/families/

 

and

 

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-create-shared-parameters-revit-architecture-255295/

 

I need to get back to "work" no more exploring the wonderful, wacky world of Revit - but maybe you can cull some wisdom from the videos. :smileyhappy:

 

Mike

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yosso
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Message 7 of 8 (615 Views)

Re: beam system tags

02-23-2011 11:03 AM in reply to: yosso

Still not what you want, but I created a shared parameter and added the shared parameter to the beam system tag.  You have to manually enter the quantity in the properties, so it's not auto-magic. :smileyindifferent:

 

Anyway, my Revit "play-time/lunch-time" is over, back to the real world. :smileysad:

 

Good luck.

 

Mike

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haydenwse
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Re: beam system tags

02-23-2011 11:07 AM in reply to: yosso

i was able to do that as well but it is really frustrating to have a quantity listed in the perameters dialog box and not be able to list it in a tag.  As Charlie Brown would say, AAAAHHHHHH

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