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    Question Creating a "drop-down" property in Revit

    Hi,
    I am quite new to Revit and I have a question regarding a creation of custom property for objects.
    I would like to have a property which can accept values from a certain predefined list (like a dropdown menu in forms).
    Is it possible?
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    Asaf

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    I think you'll find that revit will populate drop down options with existing values. IE some element has a value, some other element has a different value. Click and start typing to enter a new value will search the existing values and offer those in the drop down. If your entry doesn't exist the drop down will be blank, but if you create your new value it will become available for future choices, like a search bar reading your valid history.

    Then there are family type parameters which populate from existing loaded families, from what is available in your project (or family if in editor).

    Then there are type catalogues, displaying all options from a text file.

    If none of that helps you'll have to be a bit more specific with your question.

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    Some clarifications

    Thanks a lot.
    The idea is that I want to define some environment definitions that will be published to all the employees.
    For several text field, I don't want the user to be able to insert any text, but several specific predefined options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asaf View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    The idea is that I want to define some environment definitions that will be published to all the employees.
    For several text field, I don't want the user to be able to insert any text, but several specific predefined options.
    Sounds like there is some potential for a key schedule to be used that fills out fields for elements. Build your predefined key schedule with the values you want as options, and then use the key as your drop-down to fill out the appropriate parameters.

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    Which does not prevent a user from writing whatever he wants. But...

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    I doubt this is what you really want, but here's another way to have a limited list
    https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit.../idi-p/7663700
    (And go up-vote the Idea while you're there.)

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