July 02, 2020

Dynamo: Other Parameter Group

Long time, no post. If anyone is still reading this blog, I hope you and your families are doing well in these trying times. A combination of being busy with work (remotely) and not having anything about which to write caused this rather long gap between posts.

I came across something today that I wanted to document for future reference. I was working on a Dynamo graph to automate the adding of specific shared parameters as project parameters in a Revit project file, using the Parameter.AddSharedParameter node from Erik Falck Jørgensen's Orchid package.

One of the required inputs is the Group under which the parameter will be organized. The particular parameters with which I was dealing are a continuation of ten that we already have in our project template files, and they are located under the "Other" group. The Select BuiltIn Parameter Group node that ships with Dynamo is used to generate the needed value, but PG_OTHER is not on the list from which you select. The first item on the list, INVALID, might not seem like something you would want to select, but in this case, that is the correct choice, to have the parameters created placed under the Other category.

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