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updating family information with scripts without using locally revit

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polantis_dev
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updating family information with scripts without using locally revit

Hello,

 

I would like to know if it is possible to modify only the information part of a rfa without modifying the geometric part by using some server scripts. I know i can do it by using APIs on revit but is there anyother way?

 

By the way, is it possible to do it by using a kind of revit cloud licence to update a rfa file with the new parameters?

 

Do you have revit licences for linux servers?

 

Thanks,

 

Regards,

 

Guillaume

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jeremytammik
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Dear Guillaume,

 

Thank you for some very relevant and pertinent question.

 

We were just discussing these questions internally this very morning.

 

Let's start at the end:

 

Q: Do you have Revit licences for Linux servers?

 

A: No.

 

Q: Is it possible to use some kind of Revit cloud license to update a RFA file with the new parameters?

 

A: No, there is currently no such license. Revit is not suited for use as a server. It is user interface oriented. Using it as a server violates the EULA. We are thinking about it, though. More on this below.

 

Q: Is it possible to modify only the information part of a RFA without modifying the geometric part by using server scripts? I know I can do it by using the API within Revit, but is there any other way?

 

A: I do not think so. You can read part atoms, but can you modify them? Please try it out and let us know what you find out. Here is a discussion on that topic:

 

 

Reading an RVT File without Revit -- http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/2016/02/reading-an-rvt-file-without-revit.html

 

You should definitely contact Jim Quanci and discuss your wishes and requirements with him, as he invited all developers to do in January this year:

 

What Can Revit on the Cloud Do For You? -- http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/2016/02/what-can-revit-on-the-cloud-do-for-you.html#2

 

I put that discussion into context later, exploring


Why BIM Cloud? -- http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/2016/04/forge-devcon-spring-impermanence-and-bim-cloud.html...

 

I hope this helps and look forward to hearing the outcome of your discussion.

 

Best regards,

 

Jeremy



Jeremy Tammik
Developer Technical Services
Autodesk Developer Network, ADN Open
The Building Coder

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jeremytammik
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Enhanced the answer a little bit more for publication by The Building Coder:

 

http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/2016/04/fireratingcloud-context-and-architecture.html#3



Jeremy Tammik
Developer Technical Services
Autodesk Developer Network, ADN Open
The Building Coder

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