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Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 2:46:47 PM | Creating Furniture Schedule with Room Info from Linked Model




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I'm working on a large school project, I have just populated the model with our FF&E requirements. However when I have all the components that I require loaded, over 3000's components, it significantly increases the size of the model. Our design team requested that we create a separate linked file.

I am now moving onto the stage of generating schedules for our Room Layout Sheets, but the FF&E Linked Model won’t recognise the room tags in the main model when I go to schedule it. I understand this has been a problem in the past from reading other threads, and I have tried many of the different solutions to solve this, but to no avail.

But a lot of these threads were dated 4+ years ago so I was wondering has anyone figured out any better or easier methods of doing it since? 


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Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 3:33:28 PM | Creating Furniture Schedule with Room Info from Linked Model



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As with everything Revit, experiment FIRST!  You need a thorough understanding of how Revit works before making major decisions.


If you are a consultant, then you should be in a seperate model.  If you are all in the same office, a seperate model may not be the best choice.  As you have belatedly found out, in order to report room association, the room has to be in the same model (or the items have to be where the rooms are).


So now for your choices....

  • Your design team did not have all the answers.  If your FF&E items had all been placed in a seperate workset, file size would be larger but working in the file would not have to change for other desciplines.   Revit allows you to unload/load worksets at any time including on start-up.   We use this to control large files.
  • You can set the linked model to room bounding and add the rooms to your model.   Is this good?  NO!  You will probably make mistakes and you have to manage this.  I have never done this but wile working in your model, open a seperate DETACHED copy of the linked file, then per level, copy all rooms in this detached file and paste them aligned in your file  (you might as well get the tags too).  Repeat per floor level.



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Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:37:59 AM | Creating Furniture Schedule with Room Info from Linked Model




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Hi Timmy

I think your best option is to use Dynamo. With Archilabs script it's possible to schedule with room awareness between linked files, and you can also get Dynamo to write the info back to your furniture.


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Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 10:18:15 PM | Creating Furniture Schedule with Room Info from Linked Model




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Is there anymore to this script? I am not seeing anything being populated in my schedule. It's not taking the rooms from the link. 

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