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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Power of a simple URL parameter in a Revit Schedule or Family

In one recent post, Paul Crickard describes how you can use a URL field in a Revit schedule to:
  • open documents or images
  • open a video
  • open a map or facility plan to a specific geographical location
  • retrieve data from an external database
These points are along similar lines to my post about launching scripts and programs directly from Revit. The same principles apply to families with a URL parameter.

From Architecture and Planning:
Changing HTTP to FILE makes it a local file browser. I created a room in Revit and added a parameter of type URL. The URL added is:
This URL links to a picture on my desktop. If I click the link in Revit, I get the image on the right. The computer knows to launch the appropriate program to open the file. A link to a AVI file opens my Divx Player.

Read the whole post:
URL Tricks in a Revit Schedule | Architecture and Planning

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