Exporting family parameters TO EXCEL

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#1

I have tried to export these parameters on this custom box to excel however its not picking it up once exported into excel?
I have used this graph to produce a export to Excel however cant seem to export the left hand side instead its exporting the data on the right which in my case will change once i feed the data back from excel to Revit however i want the left to export how can i do that ???


#2

Can I assume that revit after getting the files once, it doesn’t pick up the changed values after running dynamo again?

Because that’s a common issue, when dynamo loaded in files from revit once, it doesn’t reload them unless you change something in the code.

Or is this a general poblem where it just doesn’t ever load?


#3
  1. So i created a generic model in Revit with parameters as you can see in the highlighted properties bar.

  2. I created a dynamo graph to export the left hand side parameters which i have created within the generic model family.

  3. and i want to export the the left side of the parameter under Text in Revit to Excel

  4. However right now its only picking up the right side


#4

Currently you’re only sending the value through, so maybe you can combine them in a list first, maybe this will work:


(I haven’t tested this by selecting anything,so that’s why it’s already showing errors).


#5

@s.rooble,

I think you are trying to get the parameter names as a list, not the value of the parameter values. Here is the description of the Element.GetParameterValueByName from the Dynamo Dictionary (http://dictionary.dynamobim.com/#/Revit/Elements/Element/Action/GetParameterValueByName)

GetParameterValueByName will return the value of an element’s parameter given the parameter name as a string. This can be useful for querying a list of element parameters.

Before we try to solve this through Dynamo, let me ask a stupid question. Are you trying to get a list of shared parameters out of Revit?

Check this out: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2015/ENU/Revit-Model/files/GUID-AD648C07-0C2F-478D-AD9D-4F9A5FF515E6-htm.html

If this is not the case, are you trying to get a list of parameters of a family or a project?