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Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 12:53:10 AM | Importing excel spreadsheets into Revit

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How can I import a door or window schedule created in Excel into Revit?

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Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 11:49:42 AM | RE: Importing excel spreadsheets into Revit

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If you're in transition from something else to REVIT on an already started project, then you might want to do this but if not, then the question is why would you want to lose all the advatages of REVIT? I suppose you have some standard door types and you feel you will be wasting someting by not using what you have. We are rather new to REVIT but I think the rewards will be there if we don't bastardize it too much. Change is tough! ....and there is a time investment. We're not there yet but we're going to get there. Just have to work on our thought process. If you must ... copy and paste the Excel file into AutoCAD, then import it into REVIT. But better yet, start building you families so your schedule will be automatic.

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Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 9:46:46 PM | Importing excel spreadsheets into Revit

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One of the biggest reasons that I have found to use Excel over Revit's inhierent processes is the electrical Panelboard Schedule.  Revit's schedule has a good deal to be desired, in appearance, in functionality and in customization.  How do you add an existing load to an existing panelboard?  How do you add spare circuit breakers to a panel?  How do you change the appearance of a panel board?  I haven't even attempted to allow Revit to perform my electrical load summary calculations, especially considering that it will take into consideration that not all of the elements in the electrical load calculations will fall within the elements of a project.  For these reasons alone, Microsoft Excel is crucial to project completion.


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Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 11:14:55 PM | Importing excel spreadsheets into Revit

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Update ... now a year later & thinking about your panel board problem.  I say put as much as you can into REVIT's automatic scheduling.  Then export that to an excel file. 

 

It's been awhile since I did it but I think this file can be linked into a file that has all of your formulas - look-up charts ... whatever. 

 

This process would allow you to do periodic exports and re-calcs as the model changes and your schedules are all still automatic.


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Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 11:20:26 PM | Importing excel spreadsheets into Revit

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Yes, I can see the benefit to that, however, I would still have to bring the Excel spreadsheet back into Revit. Now we're back to importing an Excel spreadsheet and with the current capabilities it's about as much fun as stapling your tounge to your shirt.


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Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 8:48:59 PM | Importing excel spreadsheets into Revit

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jfosterIII,

Have you found any Revit way of producing a building load summary, or is importing from excel still the only way?

 


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Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 5:28:08 AM | Importing excel spreadsheets into Revit

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Wow, it's 2011 and still not a solution from Autodesk on how to import a spreadsheet from excel!

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Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 2:17:15 PM | Importing excel spreadsheets into Revit

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Available as an add-on: http://www.cadig.com/products/excel-to-revit.php?gclid=CPvDu7nU6aYCFZ065QodtjFd3A 

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Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 3:21:21 AM | Importing excel spreadsheets into Revit

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Thank you very much!!!

It seems this is a paid add on. Apparently it does the same as to first import the excel file to acad, save it as a cad file or dxf and then import it from Revit as a link. The problem is that it keeps the same formatting and fonts from excel or acad and doesnt match to the one in revit... 


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Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 3:21:53 AM | Importing excel spreadsheets into Revit

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I waited 4 years for an answer! Thank you.

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Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:52:57 PM | Importing excel spreadsheets into Revit

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I use an printer that prints excel sheets to a jpg and then import the image into revit.

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Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 9:35:39 PM | Importing excel spreadsheets into Revit

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Using version 2019 and I still don't see a way to do it!


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