They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Let's hope so fans. Of course I think the actual quote is "Absence makes the heart grow fonder... for someone closer." If that's the case, I hope my favorite Revit bloggers got a bump in readership. :)
In a comment on an earlier post, a reader asked if it is possible to drive Nested Families with a type catalog. In a subsequent email he issued a friendly challenge to prove that it can be done and show if a Yes/No parameter can also be controlled as well.
Nothing will get me blogging faster than a challenge. Thanks Matthijs.
What follows are links to a couple of quick video clips that I hope explain how it can be done.
(bonus: note that you can drive "instance" parameters with a Type Catalog)
Here is the Type Catalog. I always like to create and edit my type catalogs in Excel and then save to .csv format and change the extension to .txt. It's just easier for me.
As you can see in the second clip, I alternated each parameter value. Just make sure that you spell the "Family Type" parameter the way it appears in the value cell in the Family editor.
Oh, and the 0's and 1's? Binary, Baby! 0=No 1=Yes.
Good luck, and keep the challenges coming.