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Link a Revit schedule to an Excel File:

  • Edit Schedule data either instance or type parameter.
  • Create unplaced rooms, spaces, areas and sheets.
  • Add and remove Schedule fields.
  • Add New shared parameters to the Revit file and schedule.

Color filters and legend:

  • Easily identify the data of your elements in any view by automatically applying a color filter.
  • Create rule based filters to mark any category of elements in a view.
  • Apply filters to the active view template.
  • Create color legends for the rule based filters.

Duplicate views:

  • Easily create set of views and personalize them for a specific theme (Design Option, Phase or Marking plan)
  • Duplicate a set of views at once.
  • Customize the new set of views by assigning: displayed design Option, view template, view  phase and name.
  • Create ready-to-print view sets for the new set of views.

FAQ


Interface


Data Synchronization

This application allows you to link a Revit schedule to an Excel File. The information can be edited and updated both ways in Revit or Excel. It also allows you to add or remove schedule fields and create new shared parameters from your Excel file

Go to the G.Plus toolbar, it will be enabled only in a Schedule view.

Link file (watch the video)

This button will link your schedule to an Excel file

Steps

  1. Open your Schedule view
  2. Click on Link file
  3. Choose between a Schedule of Instances and a Schedule of types;
  4. Indicate the location and the name of your Excel linked file. It can be an existing file or you can create a new file.
  5. The linked Excel file path will be visible on the left ; to void any import/export error, do not edit the text manually.

Tips:

  • To create a Schedule of Types, go to your Schedule Properties/Sorting Grouping, sort your instances by Type parameter and uncheck the “Itemize every instance” box. It will allow you to import and create Types parameters.

Export (watch the video)

This button will export your schedule in the linked Excel file.

Schedule properties:

The following information will not be exported:

  1. calculated fields
  2. combined filters
  3. graphic layout

Your Excel file:

The schedule will be exported in a sheet with the same name of your schedule, a column “Id” will be added.

The locked cells are parameter values that cannot  be modified by the user.

Import (watch the video)

This button will import the data on your Excel file into your Revit model and update your schedule.

Your Excel file:

The data to import should be in a sheet with carry the same name as your schedule. The following information will not be imported:

  1. formulas
  2. values to read only parameters.

Schedule properties:

The linked schedule fields will be changed to match the column headings on the linked Excel file.

Tips:

  • You can add new elements of the following categories: rooms, spaces, areas and sheets. To do so, add a new line on your Excel sheet and write “add” in the “Id” column. (watch the video)
  • You can also remove elements by deleting lines on the linked Excel sheet (watch the video)
  • You can add or remove fields by adding or deleting columns on the linked Excel file. (watch the video)
  • You can add new parameters to your file by adding a new column on the linked Excel file. (watch the video)


Color filters (watch the video)

This command will create new color filters to identify elements of given categories determined by the parameter value that you have selected.

Go to G.Plus ribbon, it will be enabled only in printable views.

Steps:

  1. Select the categories of the elements you want to visually identify.
  2. Select the parameter you want to visually identify. (it can be a built-in parameter or a shared parameter, but project parameters will not be detected).
  3. Select if your elements should be visible cutted and/or in projection.


Color Legend (watch the video)

Go to the G.Plus toolbar, it will be enabled in printable views except 3D views.

This command will apply a color legend to the active view.
The legend will be connected to your view template and it will illustrate the filters created by the command ‘Color filter’. Do not rename those filters manually or you color legends will not include the filter.
You can customize the title of your legend.


View duplicate (watch the video)

Go to the G.Plus toolbar, it will be enabled in printable views except for 3D views.

This command will duplicate and customize the set of views.

Steps:

  1. Select the view to duplicate.
  2. Select the duplication mode – duplicate, with details, as dependent. 3D views will not be duplicated in ‘as dependent mode’.
  3. Customize the new set of views ‘Visible design’ option.
  4. Customize the new set of views ‘Template’.
  5. Customize the new set of views ‘Phase’.
  6. Rename the new set of views by adding or replacing a suffix or a prefix to the new views name.
  7. Create a new print set for your new set of views.


FAQ

  • Why can’t I change the grey cells values in Excel?

Those values are not user modifiable in Revit. It prevents to create errors when importing.

  • When I export my schedule, some fields disappear.

This function doesn’t export calculated fields neither combined fields.

  • Why is my schedule layout not exported into Excel?

This function only allows you to link the  information between Excel and a Revit schedule. It is not possible to import/export visual or graphic data. Nonetheless you can use this database to create a pivot table in excel (see link)

  • I’ve changed the values of my element parameter, why can’t I see any changes on screen?

The color filter command only creates the filters for the values at the moment you use it. If you want to change these values or parameters, you need to redo-it in one of the views where you have your color legend.

  • One or more filters are not visible in the color legend.

Check that you have not renamed the filter – the filters created by the command “Color filter” should not be renamed manually.