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Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2013: No Experience Required by Eric Wing

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Chapter 11

Schedules and Tags

To begin, I want to clarify something specific for the people who have been using Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture software: you don’t need to tag an item in order for it to appear in a schedule in the Revit® Architecture platform. You can’t really just draft a schedule either. But this isn’t a bad situation to be in. Say, for example, that you have a typical door schedule. Wouldn’t it be nice to add a door to the model and have that door automatically show up in the schedule?

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Creating schedules
  • Creating material takeoffs
  • Creating key legends and importing CAD legends
  • Adding tags
  • Creating custom tags
  • Keynoting

Creating Schedules

Revit allows you to schedule an item instantly based on a database. A door, for example, already has most of the information you need built into it. Didn’t it seem funny that when you placed a door in the model, it was automatically tagged with a sequential door number? This is the power of BIM. We’re now going beyond 3D.

Schedules don’t stop at doors and windows in Revit. You can schedule almost any item that goes into the model. Along with schedules comes the ability to quantify materials and areas. You can even create a schedule for the sole purpose of changing items in the model. In Revit, it’s always a two-way street.

The first topic we’ll tackle is creating the most common of the schedules in architecture: the door schedule. When you get this procedure down, you’ll be off and running. ...

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