Tooltips can be a guiding “light” when working in Revit. By simply hovering your cursor over a command or model object and pausing for a moment, you may quickly discover additional information or relevant instructions on how to carry out the command.

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But, did you know that custom tooltips can be created specific to parameters in a project or family file? When creating a new parameter, simply navigate to find the “Edit Tooltip” tab at the bottom of the parameter properties dialog box. Enter your custom description or instructions, and voilà!

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Custom parameter tooltips can be extremely helpful in communicating a parameter’s intent to the project team, and aren’t we all just trying to reach the same destination after all?