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Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 2:29:48 AM | Material cost per sq ft formula

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Hey Revit users,

I just figured out how to get around the "Inconsistent Units" error in some formulas. I was trying to figure out a material cost per sq ft formula.

I set up a calculated value in a material takeoff and wrote the following as the formula.

Total cost = (Material: Area/1) * Material: Cost.

I put the area/1 to return a "number" type instead of an "area" type and that allowed me to multiply the result in the parenthesis by the cost parameter. You can use a similar method to figure total cost and unit cost in the same schedule.


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Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 1:18:18 PM | Material cost per sq ft formula

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what you are talking, Revit recommends doing it this way:

For Formula, enter Material: Area*Material: Cost /(1'^2).

The /(1'^2) is required to remove the formatting of the fields so the cost estimate value can be calculated.



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Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 2:42:35 PM | Material cost per sq ft formula

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Just because one way is "recommended" doesn't mean that it is the only way. I just posted this as an alternative method that maybe someone can understand better, I know I did. Also I'm fairly certain you can use this formula for both imperial and metric units without typing any other syntax.

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Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 3:10:22 PM | Material cost per sq ft formula

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i was just posting the Revit recommendation as an alternative method like you said. there's always more than one way to do anything. that's why will have sites like this. i sure someone will post a different method, and on and on.

 


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Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 12:51:30 AM | Material cost per sq ft formula

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When i enter that code into Revit Architecture 2008 i get a invailid message. And which schedule are you meant to do that in?

 



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Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 12:42:04 PM | Material cost per sq ft formula

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http://www.revitup.co.za/_mgxroot/page_10829.html

 


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Wed, May 6, 2009 at 2:16:15 PM | Material cost per sq ft formula

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Thanks James and coreed

I was just playing around with both methods and was wondering  why i was getting the wrong answers with the revit Recommended method. the answer was with the 1' in the Material: Area*Material: Cost /(1'^2) . Its Impirial, where as i do not use that so if your using metric the1' will have to be replaced with your metric units, in my case 1000mm. Oh and there is no fullstop in either formula, that got me on both :-/


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Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 2:06:24 PM | Material cost per sq ft formula

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This was just what I was looking for...thanks guys

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