Forcing Yes/No parameter with If formula

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I could say that is a great find but the truth is that the information that follows is a derivation of other articles published on other blogs, wiki’s or websites.

Sometimes we are forced to use parameters of type Yes / No in creating Revit families is MEP, Architecture or Structure and control of this parameter via a formula is not entirely intuitive.

When we are in the situation of having to force the value of this parameter to True or False using a formula first tried putting a “= 1” or “= true” for true and “= 0” or “= false” to false but this does not work. There are several sites where they explain that these parameters obey the logic formulas as 1> 2 then this value will be True or 1 = 0 for a false value. The site that I like is the for examples of using these formulas, the like has practical examples and moreover is the Autodesk WikiHelp introduces us to the formulas available but with few examples.

In this article we take the opportunity to show you how to make a control parameter forcing parameter value Yes / No If with formulas and logical relationships.

Download family  yes-no forced detail family.rfa

Family for electrical panel in Revit MEP

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Setting up an electrical system in Revit MEP requires the adaptation of certain families to the standards in force in the country to perform the project. The following short video explains how to be the most appropriate configuration of the family of a panel board for the Iberian Peninsula. In previous articles explaining how to set a light to be accepted by an electrical panel and a system in Revit MEP. I leave you with the video.


Downlight Family, the electrical connector

Explanation of the basic parameters to configure a downlight, example deployable to any non-fluorescent lighting fixture, connected to a single phase power system with a voltage of 230V.

On the Autodesk WikiHelp page there is an explanation for each parameter seen in the video above. It is a good starting point to understand these type of connectors.

How to remove spaces model?

The spaces generated in the model can not be removed by deleting them from the view you are working, they still remain in the model. The way to do it is through the tables, in the next video we do this exercise:

“Room bounding” parameter

The spaces must have well defined boundaries to provide the information without any error. The parameter “room bounding” is a parameter that should have activated all the elements that can define a space limit (pillars, ceiling plates, etc).

Despite being a parameter “associated” to architecture, it is important to know its functionality, for his successful activation will cause polymer fume a correct analysis of thermal loads.