Add parameter (propping) to an element


#1

Hello,

I am using Dynamo for Revit and I would like to know if there is a way to add the parameter propping (distance from the top of the bottom floor to the bottom of the upper floor) to all the columns or walls of a project.

Thanks for your help

Regards

 

Emma

 

 


#2

Hey Emma,

One way of doing it would be to :

 

-Create a project parameter called “Propping” for walls and columns

 

-Use the bounding box of the elements to get the value you want and populate the parameter in revit


#3

Hi Mostafa,

Thanks for your explanation.

I have just tried but I find the “height” of the columns which included the upper slab.

For example it give me 4000 instead of 3530 which is the information I would like.

Do you know if there is a way to get it ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks a lot!


#4

I see.

I am affraid this issue has more to do with te way things are modeled in revit. Things like “switching join order” or the use of rooms might help.

If someone has a 100% dynamo solution i would be very interested too !

 


#5

Hi Mostafa,

I finally find a way to extract the propping value from the volume of the columns. I am putting manually the columns dimension because I didn’t find out how to get the parameters b and h from the type properties. Any idea ?

Thanks for your help,

 

Emma

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#6

Hey Emma,

 

It’s interesting that the volume only takes into account the propped height.

Here’s a way that retrieves the area of the columns without having to type a and b values manually. There are probably more advanced ways to do it but i think it’s simple enough and it works.

 

Hope it gets you where you want


#7

I do not think this is a more advanced method, but it is another method to obtain b and h from the type parameters.

 


#8

Thanks a lot both are working but the second one is quicker to run!