This a problem that has existed for many years.
When is the MCB Rating Parameter (system Parameter) going to be changed from a Type Parameter to a Instance Parameter?
In the Panelboard families, the Mains parameter is a Type Parameter and is used to differentiate between the different sizes of Main Busses, the MCB Rating which is also a type Parameter is often different that the Mains rating requiring you to make a different type for each combination of these parameters that you are using.
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I don't know. we've been waiting since the beginning.
The advice I've received is to not discuss it and instead bypass it by implementing your own shared parameters.
I was thinking about whether it's worth it to utilize the one as the other and just switch the labels.
Yep, this has been a noted issue for a while, and you're not alone in your wait. There have been a couple of threads on this topic, but I don't have much faith that this will be addressed anytime soon. Below is a statement that is frequently posted by Autodesk Product Support personnel here, and I suggest reporting this issue here and visiting the Wish List over at AUGI.com to press this issue.
Autodesk Product Support
"The following link is setup for you to submit feature requests, or feedback, directly to our Development group:"
"I don't know. we've been waiting since the beginning.
The advice I've received is to not discuss it and instead bypass it by implementing your own shared parameters..."
Hello, again! If you're referring to the my response in your previous post about this, I didn't mean to imply not to discuss it - I just said that discussing it incessantly would likely do no good, and the better route to take would be to report this using the link above and to participate in the AUGI Wish List. The occasional discussions are fine, but they are not going to make any difference with Autodesk.
"...I was thinking about whether it's worth it to utilize the one as the other and just switch the labels."
The way I have it set up now, I have basically done that. I create two Shared Parameters for MCB and Mains which then drive the opposite System Parameter.
Here is the solution to your problem
Thank you for coming up with a way around this problem.
Maybe not a solution, but close enough if you ask me.
Can you explain why changing the family to the Generic Model Category allows you to change the type of parameter from type to Instance?
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