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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How to Order and Sort Revit Parameters when adding them

Many of you already know about the asterisk workaround for sorting new Revit parameters when you add them to a family.  If you don't know about it, please read on...

First of all, the limitations of this method:
  • can not sort existing, only set the location of a 'new' parameter.
  • does not work with Shared Parameters

How-to, Text version:
How to Order Revit Parameters
Let’s say we are starting with the following parameters and we want to add a “Zebras”parameter above the Bananas parameter

Step 1 - Rename the parameter that is directly below where you want to add your parameter. Add an asterisks at the beginning of its name. Hit the Apply button.
Step 2 – Add your new parameter naming it exactly the same name as the one you just renamed but with a number appended to the end it. Hit the Apply button.
Step 3 - Rename the new parameter to anything you like.
Step 4 – Take the asterisks off of the end of the first parameter. Hit the Apply button.

If you are working on a family in which you haven’t renamed any of the parameters since you originally created them, then you can dispense with adding the asterisks in Step 1 above. However, once you have renamed a parameter or two, the ordering of new parameters becomes somewhat unpredictable. Adding the asterisks in Step 1 works like a skeleton key opening up space in between the parameters above and below.
Scott Hopkins Architect

PDF Link (AUGI login required):
File Type: pdf How to Order Revit Parameters.pdf

via 2006 AUGI post:
How to Order Revit Parameters

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