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Welcome to this demonstration on Bonus Tools - Shared Parameters.

Shared Parameters allows you to bulk load Shared Parameters into one or more Family files.

This Tool is available for Revit 2012 and newer versions of Revit.

  1. To run the tool you must first be in a Family file, then navigate to the Bonus Tools Tab and select Shared Parameters.
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  3. The Shared Parameters dialog will appear.
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  5. First Select the Selection Set, either the Current File or a Working Directory.
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  7. If you select Working Directory you will be asked if you want to Include sub-directories.
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  9. Click the browse button and navigate to and select the Directory that contains the Families you want to add Shared Parameters to.
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  11. Click the Load button to browser for the Shared Parameter File.
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  13. Once loaded the grid will display all Shared Parameters in the file including the Name, the Data Type, a Type/Instance check box and a select check box.
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  15. Select the Shared Parameters you would like to add to the families:
    1. To select the Shared Parameters you can either; tick the check boxes individually or highlight the rows using standard mouse drag and control key operations and click Select Selected button Note: the Total selected is updating.
    2. or click Select All button to select all Shared Parameters in the grid.
    3. or click Select None button to deselect all Shared Parameters.
  16. Choose whether the Parameters are to be Type or Instance.:
    1. Type if not ticked.
    2. Instance if ticked.
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  17. Click Ok.
  18. Once complete a dialog will show listing the files that have been processed, including:
    1. The number of Shared Parameters that are already added.
    2. The number that were added.
    3. The number that failed.
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    Note: Those that were already added are not updated.

  19. When you close the dialogs you and check the Revit Family Types dialog you will see the newly added Shared Parameters.

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