Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tables of Data in Revit

One of the more subtle things that the new schedule features allow in Revit 2014 is creating a table of data that may not be tied directly to elements within the model. For example residential projects that I've worked on in the past were required to document how the proposed design or remodel fits within the property boundaries and required setbacks, or stated another way...zoning compliance. In the past I've written about creating tables using a family to accomplish this. Now we can do this, all within the schedule header itself (notice I used Comic Sans?).

The Revit Clinic posted an example of this for jamb conditions yesterday, check it out! These are the steps their post provides:

First, create a new schedule and either choose a category you do not have in your project, or alternatively filter the schedule so nothing displays in the body section.

Then under the Schedule Properties > ‘Appearance’ tab, un-check ‘Show Headers’. Now you unmerge the default title row and add additional rows, text, parameters, images, shading, etc. And you still get the specific control to resize the column and row dimensions.

Two tips:

First use the ‘Clear Cell’ tool to remove the default schedule view name. You can then use that cell to enter any data you wish.

Second, set up your cell sizes before adding new rows. The new rows will use the previous row for cell number, size and formatting:


Anonymous said...

Hi Steve,
Sorry for my langage ...I'm french, but I read you everyday with very much interest !
So, can you say if it's now possible to print the new schedule with background red formatting because it's not possible in v2013 !

Steve said...

Bonjour Dominique! Merci beaucoup

Oui, en effet, vous pouvez, si votre imprimante peut.

Je suis désolé, je ne parle pas Français

Anonymous said...

Yes !... You speak well and we understand us, it's super !
Thanks for your every days advice !