Thursday, January 13, 2011

Door Functions and Names

Another part of my material collection process it to gather all doors and group them by Exterior and Interior. I had a bit of trouble getting the door functions- it wasn't the same as the walls. Doors are family instances inside the project document, so in addition to the base family parameters, each has its own family type instance parameters.

By default, a door has its function set to 0 which is Interior (1 is Exterior). If you ever create a type catalog for a door family, remember to use 0 and 1 instead of Interior/Exterior!

Again, this doesn't work and results in an error:
Parameter doorFunc = e.get_Parameter(BuiltInParameter.FUNCTION_PARAM);

This returns the door's function- Interior or Exterior:
static public string GetDoorFunction(Element e)
 Parameter param = e.ObjectType.get_Parameter(BuiltInParameter.FUNCTION_PARAM);
 string doorFuncVal = param.AsInteger().ToString();
 return doorFuncVal;

I noticed that 'ObjectType' is deprecated, but I'm not having any luck with using the ElementId/ElementType right now.

And to get a door's family name:
static public string GetDoorType(Element e)
 FamilyInstance fi = e as FamilyInstance;
 string value = fi.Symbol.Family.Name;
 return value;

And the result:
BASE Interior Doors:
Single swing, 2468
Single swing, 2468
Bi-Fold 2 Panel (TC), 2068
Double bifold, 4068
Single swing, 1668
Single Swing, 2068 

BASE Exterior Doors:
double slider, 6068 SGD
garage door_16ft, 1680

No comments:

Post a Comment