Filtering Global Parameter Associations in Revit

Global parameters allow you to introduce many new constraints and dynamic ways to manage your model.  This gives us more power, but makes it harder to understand what is driving changes to the model – so Autodesk have given us a suite of tools to track where global parameters have been implemented.  Amongst these tools are additional filtering capabilities.

One of the features introduced in Revit 2017 was the ability to filter elements by Global Parameter Associations (this is not available in Revit 2016 R2).  There are two ways to do this:

  • in schedules – clearly explained in the help files, but has significant limitations
  • View filters – this is not well documented in the help files, but is very powerful and extremely useful