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Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 1:49:03 PM | Help with custom Schedules

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I am a new user of Revit 2008 as well as this forum.  I appreciate you patience.   I  do HVAC design and use Revit MEP.  We are in the very eqarly stages of switching from AutoCAD 2008 to Revit.  I need to find out if it is possible, and if it is how to do it, to create custom generic tables for a Schedule sheet.  I understand that Revit has powerful tools for collecting shared parameters and bringing them into tables for use on schedule sheets.  My issue however is with trying to create a table, just as I would in AutoCAD 2008, that I can fill in custom information into.  For example, we use a table to show the general criteria used in the mechanical design of the project, also a table a common duct material and insulation, etc...  Can someone enlighten me on the ability of Revit to handle this type of task?  I appreciate any help.  Remember I am new and if this is the wrong place to post this question please let me know. Thanks.

 

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Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 3:04:45 PM | Help with custom Schedules

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This is easy to do in REVIT ... you just need a shared parameter for each parameter. Type parameters might be your unit size but instance parameters could be your other scheduled items.

 

You probably need to create your shared parameters first. These would not need to be unique names for each type of unit or even family category (mechanical, plumbing ...) but you need a parameter for each item to be scheduled. Some parameters like mark, description are already set in the family category. If you think you may have a lot, others might be a simple "parameter 1", "parameter 2", "parameter 3" ... or specific "insulation" ..."duct material' - (remember, you can rename the column heading in the schedule).

 

From within the family, you then need to assign the parameter to each family type you create. Just remember, type parameters are constant across all instances of the same type. Instance parameters are variable across all types & instances. You can edit instance parameters from within the schedule but not type.

Coreed just posted this link on another reply and this will help you too: shared parameters 



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Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 8:57:26 AM | Help with custom Schedules

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I appreciate your response.  However I need to clarify my question I guess.  The tabel I need to create will not be a schedule of units or equipment or anything.  On the title page of our projects we alwasy list things like 'project city', 'elevation', design temperature, etc...  Maybe there is a way to add these things as parameters on the project itself?  Anyway, I know I could go into a family and make up some kind of a table by hand and then insert the family, this is not what i wanted to do though.  I would like to have a table that allows me to enter a cell and change the contents as desired, more like Excel. Thanks again!

 

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Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 12:08:22 PM | Help with custom Schedules

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Sounds like you don't have anything that is parametric, it is not added to, subtracted from and doesn't  change as the project changes. What you want is called TEXT and LINES.  This can be done in a legend and the setup put in your project template.

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Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 10:50:25 AM | Help with custom Schedules

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Yea when we do things like this we just use text and lines.  We've done it with millwork where its just not worth even putting anything in the model (therefore nothing to schedule)  Like chair rail in hallway is xx-xxx-xxxxx and in community room is xx-xxx-xxxxx sort of thing.  Once you have it set up as a legend you can drag it really easy from project to project.  Not very sexy but it gets it done. 

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