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Making Changes: Don't Modify the Shared Parameters

When using ElectroBIM, make changes to the model using the Panel Edit, Circuit Edit, and Instance Edit commands.


Do not make changes to the shared parameters used by ElectroBIM, either through the Properties panel, Revit schedules, or Revit panel schedules. Those values are used only for output purposes. They are not used for input.

ELectroBIM will overwrite any changes you make to those values the next time an update happens.

Single-Line Diagram Labels

Parameters used in graphics and labels on the single-line diagram are also for output purposes only.

To change the values of ElectroBIM shared parameters displayed in single-line diagram labels, use the Edit command.

To change the values of other parameters being displayed in single-line diagram labels, such as shared parameters used by your company, use the Highlight Device command to locate the device in the model and change the parameter there.

Breaker Sizes

The Revit Rating parameter for electrical systems is also controlled by ElectroBIM.

Using standard Revit, you would change a breaker size in the Revit panel schedule. That does not work when using ElectroBIM. Instead, you need to change the ElectroBIM value that controls the breaker size.

For feeders, use the Panel Edit command to change the overcurrent protection (OCP) value for the distribution equipment. For branch circuits, use the Circuit Edit command to change the size of a breaker. You can also use the Instance Edit and Family Edit commands to set breaker sizing values for mechanical equipment and motors.

Circuit Descriptions

The built-in circuit description value for electrical systems can also be controlled by ElectroBIM. The Modifying Branch Circuit Devices section describes how to enable this feature and how to change the description using ElectroBIM commands.