While using Dynamo for scheduling wires within a project, we found out that there are 2 parameters named “Type” within Wire families in Revit (!). Am I missing something or do you think it is really this way?
Can you show a screenshot of what you mean?
Well, The Family is “Wire Types” while the Type is “N2XH”… This specific wire type then has a parameter called “Type” with the value “Chamfer”…
I don’t see the issue?
Example using a column as I do not have any wire families loaded.
the above is a family type, the other is wire type
Well, assume you want to change the family type for wires in dynamo using Element.SetParameterByName. You will need to give the node a Parameter Name. As usual I give it “Type”.
But as shown in image below, there are 2 parameters named Type for one wire:
Type controls the Arc/Chamfer parameter. If you wan’t to change the family type you can still use the Family and Type parameter.
Thank you Nick, Family and Type worked well.