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Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 2:00:34 PM | Column Elevation in Schedule

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Is there any way to include the actual top and bottom elevation of a column in a schedule?   I'd prefer to see an actual 99'-6" elevation rather than have to figure out what Roof Level -8" is. 


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Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 3:05:21 PM | Column Elevation in Schedule

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I don;t think you can do this easily, at least not that I can see.   However, there is a workaround, but it is not quite automatic:

From the schedule dialog, do the following:

1. Be sure to include Base Offset and Length in addition to the other paramaters you want.

2. Add a Parameter named, "Reference Level Elevation", and make it of type length.  UNfortunately, here is the manual portion of this.  You will need to manually enter the reference level elevation of each column.  You could sort by level and change them all that way, but it is still a bit tedious and if you change the level elevation in the model, it won't update the schedule....watch out!

3.  Add a Calculated Value called "Top Elevation" of type Length.  The formula will be "Reference Level Height + Base Offset + Length"

4. Add a Calculated Value called "Base Elevaton" of type Length.  The formula will be "Reference Level Height + Base Offset"

 

This will (should) result in giving you the correct Base and Top Elevations.  I would hope there was a better way, but I don't do column schedules, so this is the best I can offer.  HTH.


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Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 5:22:29 PM | Column Elevation in Schedule

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Not real ideal but seems to be the only way.  Thanks


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Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 8:05:05 PM | Column Elevation in Schedule

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Maybe this is a solution:

http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=26920

 


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Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 1:03:31 PM | Column Elevation in Schedule

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Disclaimer - I'm on the contracting side (concrete contractor), so my solution may not be best for you.

 

I created a column family (rectangular concrete column in this case).  I wanted a customized and automatic schedule

so I had to do a little parameter work, but it works very well.

 

1.  Make your family and categorize it as a "Structural Column" this will allow some of the attributes to carry over (like

the gridline location parameter).

2.  Within the family I define the parameters - Width, Length, T/Col and B/Col.

3.  When I make the extrusion, you can link the Extrusion Start and Extrustion End Elevations to the parameters T/Col

and B/Col.  You have to edit the extrusion to get the link parameter button to show up.

4.  Make Shared Parameters for Column Width, Length and Height.  Let's say you call them Col Height, Col Width, Col Length

5.  Set the family parameter "Length" equal to the Shared Parameter "Col Length".  This links the shared parameter to the

family parameter and so it will show up in the col. schedule.  Do the same for Width.

6.  Have the "Col Height" shared parameter equal "T/Col - B/Col"

7.  Assuming you dimensioned the parameters correctly, when you load the family into the project, you have a column with

editable length/width/Top/Bottom all from the properties box AND they show up in the schedule without having to add

calculated values.  The T/Col & B/Col elevations are RELATIVE TO THE LEVEL indicated in the column's properties.  Otherwise

you'll be all over the place.

 

Oh yeah, make sure all parameters are Instance, obvi.

 

Hope that Helps!  It's made my life way easier.


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Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 1:10:43 PM | Column Elevation in Schedule

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That does sound like it would work  Any chance you would be wiling to share the family that you created?


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Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 1:20:04 PM | Column Elevation in Schedule

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I believe this toolkit will help sschedule this.  http://www.excitech.co.uk/products/Revit_Toolkit/excitech_revit_toolkit.asp


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Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 1:20:10 PM | Column Elevation in Schedule

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Sure.

The Shared Parameters have my company name included so just change those.  I've found that you can make a generic

shared length parameter and use it over and over in different families and schedules.  That way, you don't have to have

a "Col Height" parameter and a "Beam Height" parameter, etc.

 

Btw, my Visibility parameters are a little different so watch out for that.



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