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[PyRevitMEP] Shared Parameter Manager

Managing shared parameters is a pain. The standard Revit GUI makes hard to create/manage a lot of parameters. The first version of the shared parameter manager is pretty old but was not as handy to use. Making an easy to use one was a tough job.

In this script is used a WPF DataGrid which nicely displays objects data and is able to auto generate a column for each attribute of an object including drop-down menu (aka combo-box) for enumeration, checkbox for boolean, textbox for sub-objects which can be represented by a string. But for some reason you have to click once to select the row and a second time to edit (check a box, activate drop-down or text edition) which makes it pretty unusable for edition. To solve this you need manually generate all columns with a data template, add handler to make bidirectional communication between displayed data and data in the background really used, sorting etc…

Some subjects are more complex that expected like actually sorting. As often I found answers on stack overflow : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16956251/sort-a-wpf-datagrid-programmatically

As always source code is available. You’ll find it on github : https://github.com/CyrilWaechter/pyRevitMEP

My first objective with this tool and other related tools is to be able to easily add IFC parameters to objects (families) and project in order to produce better IFC files thereby improving interoperability.