- New Smart Walls versions 2016.3 and 2017.2 were released last week!
Even though technical documentation consumes a lot of time, which could be spent on work that creates value, it has to be done. So why not try automating it as much as possible? In this article, I will overview a few ways how to create schedules with element views in Autodesk® Revit®, so that you could decide which one fits your needs best.
Majority of Autodesk® Revit® users are experiencing a headache that is caused by the time consuming process of project documentation. Even though Revit has legend views, schedules, drafting views, etc., where you can create tables or plain texts with various information that reflect the project, it has some missing functionality as well.
We often get details about certain project parts from other specialists who are working with MS Excel. Of course, it is better and sometimes a must to have everything organized in one place. With that in mind, linking the spreadsheets in MS Excel to our Revit file and then, for example, having an ability to place them in sheets near Revit drawings sound like a great plan. Unfortunately, as you may already know, there is no rational way to do that with plain Revit. Luckily, there is a tool that can help. Excel2R is an excellent AGACAD tool that significantly speeds up project documentation process. This tool quickly imports MS Excel spreadsheets into Revit projects.
When working with Revit®, BIM professionals hope to complete the majority of tasks automatically and concentrate on creative instead of technical work. However, they often discover that modelling process requires more non-creative assignments than expected.
Fortunately, AGACAD tools for Revit save time and money by eliminating unnecessary BIM tasks, letting professionals focus on work that creates value. For example, letting architects to put their mind to creating, let’s say, window design and then generating their legend with lots of different information automatically in a few simple clicks, or letting MEP engineers use their valuable time on designing ducts and then cutting the holes in walls automatically, and so on.
Would you like to work faster in Revit® and spend less time on non-creative tasks? I guess that many Revit users would answer yes to this question as everyone usually strives to be more efficient. Time-saving on various repetitive tasks is one of the biggest headaches when it comes to BIM modeling and completing a lot of steps manually, since usually it takes a lot of time that could be used for other, equally or even more important assignments. Furthermore, the chances of making mistakes by missing important details are not the ones we want to take.
Automatized functions and add-ons make our modeling process much smoother and faster, so luckily, AGACAD team has developed a brilliant extension for Revit - Smart Select. Time-saving and completely free of charge tool for architects, structural engineers and MEP engineers that allows users to select desired elements automatically by user configured parameters in just a few clicks.