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Monday, February 26, 2018

The Mysterious Case of the Moving Parameter Button and Arrays

When I am teaching students how to create parametric families in Revit it I have become familiar enough with the differences between each version of Revit that I can usually call out where a button may or may not be.  For example, in the image above the "Add Parameter" has moved from the options bar in 2016 (top image above) to the ribbon in 2018 (bottom image above).

Great, so whenever I am teaching someone how to add a parameter in the family editor in 2018 versus 2016 I can tell them where to look....

Or can I ....?

To my surprise, Autodesk did not consistently make this Options bar to Ribbon change across all parameters...

In the image below, I am adding an Array Parameter in Revit 2016 and Revit 2018....

Would you look at that... For some reason the Array parameter did not make its way up to the ribbon?!  Why?  

What did the array parameter do to get treated with such indignity?

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