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Creating your first schedule in REVIT

Creating a schedule is the most common and essential task when working on a BIM project. As there will be plenty of information mapped in your model, it makes sense to use them. Otherwise, let’s stick to 3d modelling software like rhino or SketchUp.

Essential Ingredients

You will need: Information in the family (for instance, cost and type mark in this case.) Room with correct information. (Name and Number) Shared Parameters if system parameters are not good enough.

schedule - essential ingredients

Information, information and information

Before creating a schedule, you need to know what information you need to show in the table such as size, material, performance, etc., and you need to fill that information. If parameters are not available, you need to add a new shared/project parameter to show in the schedule. For instance, if you want to calculate the cost of furniture in the project, you need to add the prices in the family types.

How to create a schedule?

Let’s create a simple schedule to show the cost of furniture in the project. I want to show family type name, furniture code (Type mark), cost and count (the number of furniture) in the schedule. This is intended to explain the basic concept to create a schedule and there will be more options to sophisticate the table.

how to create a schedule in revit

[1] View > Schedule >Schedules/Quantities

[2] Choose a model category or multi-category for more than 1 family.

[3] Select the parameter fields from the left hand and add them to the right field. Family type and code parameters like keynote/type mark/shared parameter must be included to identify the instance.

[4] Move to the filter tap to remove unwanted instances

[5] You can select the fields that you add in [3]

[6] Define the rule that filters the instances. There are 12 rules available.

[7] Move the Sort tap to group the instances. You can choose four fields to sort the schedule.

[8] Itemize every instance will display all instances in the schedule. if you want to quantify the instances, turn it off.

[9] Move to the format tap, you can hide some fields that you don’t want to show, but it is needed to create a calculated parameter or combine parameters.

[10] Move to the Appearance tap to change the graphics in the schedule such as colours and fonts.

[11] Click Ok

Note: The cost shown in the schedule indicates the individual value, not the total value. If you want to see the total value, you need to change the formatting like Count [9]

To Sum Up

That’s it! Now, you have created your first schedule in Revit. This is your first step towards doing more complex BIM! All schedules will be created in the same as we did, so make sure to understand the options and the logic, and then you can create any schedule in Revit.


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