Tag Archives: Management

[Revit] Delete parameters including hidden ones

In some case you need add or delete many parameters. Spiderinnet did many great articles about parameters, here are 2 of them :

Create shared parameter

Create project parameter

Some Revit addins and extensions are adding many parameters to you project. Some are not even visible to the user. It means that you have to use API to remove it.  In most common case you’ll never see it unless you use Revit Lookup. But when you export your model or do a duct pressure loss report it appears on it. So I made a script to get quickly rid of unwanted parameters (hidden or not).

from Autodesk.Revit.DB import *
from System import Guid

uidoc = __revit__.ActiveUIDocument
doc = __revit__.ActiveUIDocument.Document
app = __revit__.Application

#Retrieve all parameters in the document
params = FilteredElementCollector(doc).OfClass(ParameterElement)
filteredparams = []

#Store parameters which has a name starting with "magi" or "MC"
for param in params:
    if param.Name.startswith(("magi", "MC")): #startswith method accept tuple
        print param.Name #To check if a parameter in the list is not supposed to be deleted

#Delete all parameters in the list
t = Transaction(doc, "Delete parameters")
for param in filteredparams:

Cheers !

[Revit] Change fittings reference level without moving it

A common pain in Revit is to manage object’s reference level :

  • If you change a duct/pipe reference level. It stays at the same location which is great.
  • If you change any fitting/accessory reference level. It move at the same offset on the defined level. It generates many errors when you change a level elevation during a project…
from Autodesk.Revit.DB import *

uidoc = __revit__.ActiveUIDocument
doc = __revit__.ActiveUIDocument.Document
getselection = uidoc.Selection.GetElementIds

#Get current selection and store it
selection = getselection()

#Ask user to pick an object which has the desired reference level
def pickobject():
    from Autodesk.Revit.UI.Selection import ObjectType
    picked = uidoc.Selection.PickObject(ObjectType.Element, "Sélectionnez la référence")
    return picked

#Retrieve needed information from reference object
ref_object = doc.GetElement(pickobject().ElementId)
ref_level = ref_object.ReferenceLevel 
ref_levelid = ref_level.Id

t = Transaction(doc, "Change reference level")


#Change reference level and relative offset for each selected object in order to change reference plane without moving the object
for e in selection:
	object = doc.GetElement(e)
	object_param_level = object.get_Parameter(BuiltInParameter.FAMILY_LEVEL_PARAM)
	object_Level = doc.GetElement(object_param_level.AsElementId())
	object_param_offset = object.get_Parameter(BuiltInParameter.INSTANCE_FREE_HOST_OFFSET_PARAM)
	object_newoffset = object_param_offset.AsDouble() + object_Level.Elevation - ref_level.Elevation

I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

[Revit] Copy shared parameters from rooms of a linked file to your own spaces

It is very useful to be able to copy shared parameter from a linked file to you own file especially if you want to make a stable link to an external database or maintain data consistency between different models.

The Autodesk Space Naming Utility is very useful but limited to room/space number and name. With the following script methodology you are able to copy any shared or built in parameter.

Unfortunately, Space property «Room» return None when the room is in a linked file. Hopefully there is a workaround which has been highlighted here by Revitalizer. You can use the GetRoomAtPoint as followed (same in the other way to get space from room).

from Autodesk.Revit.DB import *
from Autodesk.Revit.DB.Mechanical import Space
from Autodesk.Revit.DB.Architecture import Room
from Autodesk.Revit.UI import UIApplication
from System import Guid

uidoc = __revit__.ActiveUIDocument
doc = __revit__.ActiveUIDocument.Document
getselection = uidoc.Selection.GetElementIds
app = __revit__.Application

#reference desired link
for e in app.Documents:
	if e.Title == "[LinkName].rvt":
		lien = e

#Reference the parameter you want to copy by GUID or BuiltInParameter
paramguid = Guid("88938699-b86d-4efa-aeb6-ce66d17d7755")

t = Transaction(doc, "Copy shared parameter from rooms to spaces")

#Get all spaces in the current project
for space in FilteredElementCollector(doc).OfCategory(BuiltInCategory.OST_MEPSpaces):	
	if space.Location != None: #Check if the space is placed
		#Get room at space insertion point location. Credit to Revitalizer : https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-api/mep-space-class-room-property-returns-null-with-linked-models/td-p/3650268
		room = lien.GetRoomAtPoint(space.Location.Point)
		#Check if there is actually a room at this location
		if room != None:
			#Call desired parameter in both room and space
			spaceparam = space.get_Parameter(paramguid)
			roomparam = room.get_Parameter(paramguid)
				#Try to set space parameter value with room parameter value. It can fail if value is null for exemple