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Global parameters linked to shared parameters

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    Posted: 29.Oct.2021 at 07:04

Hi Everyone

I require a revit link to be able to be angled according to the slope of the terrain.

It is an standard steel structure that will be copied many times (up to 200 times) in the main model, with each instance at a different angle (slope).

I am unable to use a family as steel members do not remain constrained once linked into the main model. The family “breaks”. I also need to be able to extract a bill of quantities of nested families in the main model, which I cannot do.

I have accomplished this by creating a revit project with reference planes that are grouped and constraining beams to these planes.

The angled reference plane has a Tilt global parameter, which allows me to change the slope and have the model tilt correctly.

The problem comes in when I link it into my main model. As the tilt parameter is a global parameter, it is not accessible in the main model. That means I have to save up to 200 versions of my structure model and specify each with their slope and link into the main model. A lot of work…

Is there some way to use a shared parameter for the angular dimension in my project?

It seems that only global parameters are allowed.

Does anyone have any advice?

Thank you!!

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