A quick video showing how to set Revit door numbers with Type, Project Info and Door instance properties, using PropertyWizard:
This must be the most common error I get in PropertyWizard. It means that there isn’t a property called ‘whatever’ on the element. And the key to fixing the problem is to look carefully at the name PropertyWizard thinks it’s looking for (‘whatever’), and ask yourself if that’s really the property name you want?
Often, I find that I’ve mis-spelled the property name – In this case, I’ve typed ‘Cill’ instead of ‘Sill’:Continue reading “Error: ‘Property name not recognised: …’”
There is a comprehensive help file for PropertyWizard. It contains a ‘getting started’ tutorial and a complete reference to the formula language.
The App Store installer places a copy of the help file on your hard disk here:
And you can download a copy directly from the website here:
After many months of Beta testing, PropertyWizard is finally available on the Autodesk App Store:
Please go there and try it. There’s a 30-day free trial!
If you previously installed PropertyWizard Beta, you will need to uninstall that: Uninstall PropertyWizard Beta
Any problems at all, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, ‘How to use RevitLookup to find the right Property’.
You can access two kinds of property in your PropertyWizard formulas:
- Standard Parameter properties.
- API properties.
This post explains how to explore both these kinds of property using RevitLookup.Continue reading “What Properties can you use in PropertyWizard formulas?”
I’ve been experimenting with PropertyWizard’s Length and Area functionality.
The functionality’s fairly limited right now (I have more coding to do), but I wonder what’s possible with the current functionality?
Is it possible to fix the area of a wall by controlling the Unconnected Height?
Yes, it is!Continue reading “Walls with Fixed Area”
Property names can contain spaces and other special characters.
To use those properties in your PropertyWizard formulas, enclose the property name in square brackets, like this: [Fire Rating]
Otherwise, PropertyWizard will show an error message: the name that PropertyWizard identifies in the error message will just be the first part of the name you intended.Continue reading “How to use Property Names that contain spaces (and other things)”
This is a quick summary of the main changes included in PropertyWizard_V0-16-0_Beta, which you can now download from the ‘Welcome to PropertyWizard Beta‘ page.
There are three main changes: one new feature and two bug fixes.
- New feature: Views added to Category List
- Bug fix: Rounding error in Length and Area values
- Bug fix: Uncatchable errors accessing some properties
RevitLookup is a free, open-source add-in for Revit, which you can use to explore the Revit API.
You will find it invaluable for working out which Revit element properties you can use in PropertyWizard.
In this post, I am going to explain how to download and install RevitLookup, and then in future posts I’ll explain how to use it with PropertyWizard.Continue reading “How to install RevitLookup”