How to add departments in revit [Solved]



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How to add departments in revit

How do you add a color by department in Revit?

If you want to color rooms in a floor plan by department, set the Department parameter value for each room to the necessary value, and then create a color scheme based on the values of the Department parameter. You can then add a color fill legend to identify the department that each color represents.

How do you add a area to a room in Revit?

Open a plan view. Click Architecture tab Room & Area panel (Room). To display a room tag with the room, make sure that Tag on Placement is selected: Modify | Place Room tab Tag panel (Tag on Placement). To omit a room tag when you place the room, turn off this option.

How do I add an area legend in Revit?

Open a floor plan view or section view. Click Annotate tab Color Fill panel (Legend). Click in the drawing area to place the color fill legend. In the Choose Space Type and Color Scheme dialog, select the space type and color scheme, and click OK.

How do I create an area schedule in Revit?

  1. Assign a usage to each mass floor.
  2. Calculate the area of each mass floor.
  3. Calculate the percentage of floor space devoted to each usage.
  4. Use this information to determine the best mix of uses for the design.

How do I create a custom schedule in Revit?

  1. Click View tab Create panel Schedules drop-down Schedule/Quantities.
  2. In the New Schedule dialog, select the element category for which you want to schedule keys.
  3. Select Schedule keys.
  4. Click OK.
  5. In the Schedule Properties dialog, add the predefined fields for the style.
  6. Click OK.

How do you create a category color scheme in Revit?

  1. Select a color fill legend and, on the Modify | Color Fill Legends tab, click Edit Scheme.
  2. In the Edit Color Scheme dialog, select the category for which to create a color scheme:
  3. Select an existing scheme.
  4. In the New color scheme dialog, enter a name for the new color scheme, and click OK.

How do I use Pantone in Revit?

  1. From the appropriate Revit Architecture dialog, access the Windows Color dialog.
  2. In the Color dialog, click PANTONE.
  3. Create a color in the PANTONE Color Picker.
  4. Click a color in the pane to select it.
  5. When you find the desired color, click OK.
  6. Click OK to exit the Color dialog.

How do I use room separator in Revit?

  1. Open a plan view or 3D view.
  2. Click View tab Graphics panel (Visibility/Graphics).
  3. Click the Model Categories tab.
  4. In the Visibility column, expand the Lines group.
  5. Select or clear Room Separation.
  6. Click OK.

How do you add room numbers in Revit?

Pick the "Select Elements" method, as shown, then pick the Start Numbering button. On the floor plan, select the Room tags (or Room elements) to start re-numbering the existing Rooms. Note that Revit will still alert you to each Room that has a duplicate number.

What is Legends in Revit?

Compatible with Autodesk® Revit® 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020. Dynamic Legend is a Revit tool that automatically creates legends of elements in your project. The simple interface makes it easy to set parameters and make legends the way you want. Legends can be modified, updated, or recreated at any time.

How do you create a material legend in Revit?

Create the Material Legend From a Legend view, go to Annotate < Detail Component Panel, and select Legend Component. Scroll down the Family drop-down menu until Generic Models and pick the Type you wish to add. Move the cursor into the Legend and click to place. To add the tag, go to Annotate < Material Tag.

What is an area schedule?

The Building Schedule of Areas explains the sizes of all the spaces described in the Building Performance Specification. The Building Schedule of Areas is simply a table of the named spaces in the Performance Specification with an estimation of their size.

How do I group a row in a schedule in Revit?

  1. Open a schedule view.
  2. In the group header rows, drag the cursor across the headings to group.
  3. Click Modify Schedule/Quantities tab Headers panel Group, or right-click the selected headings, and click Group Headers.
  4. Enter text in the new row as necessary.

How do I Create a multi category schedule in Revit?

Place several components into your project that have shared parameters. Click View tab Create panel Schedules drop-down (Schedule/Quantities). In the New Schedule dialog, select from the Category list. Click OK.

How do I Create a schedule in Revit 2022?

  1. Click View tab Create panel Schedules drop-down Schedule/Quantities.
  2. In the New Schedule dialog, do the following: Select a component from the category list.
  3. In the Schedule Properties dialog, specify the schedule properties. Select Fields.
  4. Click OK.

What are schedules in Revit?

A schedule is a tabular display of information, extracted from the properties of the elements in a project. A schedule can list every instance of the type of element you are scheduling, or it can collapse multiple instances onto a single row, based on the schedule's grouping criteria.

How do I add color to a floor plan in Revit?

  1. Go to the specific floor plan.
  2. Create copy of view template.
  3. Edit newly created view template.
  4. Go to Color Scheme.
  5. Create new Color Scheme (Rooms Category).
  6. Assign the same required color to all room categories.

How do you color a Room in Revit?

On the Edit Color Schemes dialog, select the category and the color scheme to edit. You can edit the Color Scheme property for the view to select a different color scheme or remove the color scheme from the view. Place the color fill legend anywhere in the drawing area to describe the color scheme used in the view.

How do you change the fill color in a legend in Revit?

  1. In the drawing area, select the color fill legend.
  2. Click Modify | Color Fill Legends tab Scheme panel (Edit Scheme).
  3. In the Edit Color Scheme dialog, change the color and fill patterns as necessary for the desired values.
  4. Click Apply to view your changes.

Where is the room separator tool in Revit?

On the Architecture Tab, Room & Area group, start the Room Separator command.


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How to add departments in revit


Comment by Lara Pavis

in this video we are going to create a color scheme by department as you see here with the various colors as well as import our department legend so that it graphically conveys exactly what we're trying to create here you can see each one of the departments that we've created and we'll go through the process so let's go ahead and get started so the first thing we want to do we're gonna start with our first floors I'm going to duplicate the view with detailing which allows my room names to come along and let's just go ahead and rename this and I'm just gonna give it a presentation first floor alright and then the next thing I want us to do is we're actually going to come down on our browser to the room schedule let's pull that up and I want us to go ahead and sort the room schedule and add a department column so if we come over here to our properties now I'm just gonna click on edit for my fields category and you'll see this menu for scheduled properties once again and I'm going to type I'm gonna click on the department and let's add that to the scheduled fields here and then I want us to come over here to our sorting and grouping tab and we're gonna sort this by level and then we're gonna just go ahead and sort it by name and I'm gonna get rid of the other categories for sorting and because I want to add in a break line between each of the levels because we're gonna focus on just the first floor I'm gonna toggle the box to add a blank line between the level and let's just click OK now you see we have a schedule that sorts the information by level and then by name because names that are very similar we want to make sure that we go ahead and give them a similar department name and I'm just going to stretch my department column out a little bit and actually shrink down this area column okay so now we have what we need and we would begin to type in category so let's focus right here on the first floor and I'm just going to type in an admin category and then I'm going to create a lobby category for the Boyd Street entrance name I'm gonna create an educational for cabinetry and you'll see once I click on the carpentry name I can actually pick one of these previously created department names that we we've just created here so I'm gonna give that educational as well the classroom the same custodial we're gonna create a utilities we're gonna give this an educational as well for the electronic technology classroom foodservice we're going to give it we're gonna create a new type for that so I'm gonna type in here as well that's gonna be my other category general computer lab we'll leave that educational as well home building remodeling educational come down the utilities for our closet the mechanical labs will be educational we're gonna go ahead and use utilities for our restrooms as well the non-credit general lab educational so you'll see the majority these spaces will be educational the Riley Street entrance we're gonna give that a lobby utilities that will fall under or what I'm sorry security will fall under utilities the Commons we're gonna give that a recreational group and women's restroom will go under utilities as well using the schedule and adding the Department field is the easiest way to go ahead and manipulate these departments for each one of your rooms now that we've completed this I do want to go back to this floor plan and if I select on any space and come over to properties once again if you scroll down you will see underneath of identity data a department field and you can select room by room and type in the Department as well however the schedule utilizing the schedule in this BIM environment is the easiest way to find that department field as quickly as possible across the entire level so there is another way to access the department field for each one of your rooms now that we've specified the department types for each room and we're back in our presentation view the last thing we need to do is manipulate the visibility graphics for this view so if you remember from our previous video this part is similar to creating a color schedule by room name as well but we're coming down to the color scheme field and if I just select on this as far as the category we want to change this to rooms once again but you'll see we have a department listed on listed here so the last thing we want to do is if we wanted to manipulate any of these colors we could do it here right now you see what Revit gives by default is some the various Pantone and RGB colors but we can just click on any one of these colors I'll do it admin for example and I can give this a red and I can actually tone it down so that it's not as vibrant and reads as a background category to my room and I can click OK for that and I can repeat the process for as many as I need to but I'll just click apply and actually if I drag my menu over you can see that the colors already take effect and I can begin to manipulate them a little bit further if I need to just to get what I'm looking for so I might want to use something of a green shade for my classrooms and and gray that out some and I'll click apply and you can see that change take effect and now you'll see all of our rooms are actually gone ahead and they represent each department that we've created here and the last thing we're going to do is I just want to come up to my annotate tab and if you come down here to this color field panel I'm just gonna click on my color field legend and I'm gonna drag in a legend and if i zoom in you'll see the categories that are created on our department legend that just represent each one of the color types that we've assigned to the faces for this first floor presentation plan I hope this video has been helpful for you you


Thanks for your comment Lara Pavis, have a nice day.
- Ricky Gaytan, Staff Member


Comment by atasquesp

what's going on guys Balkan arced it here and in today's tutorial I'm going to be talking about rooms in Revit how can you kind of note where your rooms are on your project how can you maybe present them in a better way using color and then how can you use that information how can you pull information from your model to get information about your rooms like the like the area of your room the perimeter as well as all of the finishes and much more but before I get started I will just like to ask you to like this tutorial it helps me out a lot and if you haven't already I suggest you subscribe because they make videos like this every day ok so this is the project that I'm going to be using and if you want to check it out how I created this floor plan and as well as a tutorial on how I converted it to a 3d floor plan and created this cool-looking rendering please check out the links in the description those tutorials are already up on my channel but ok now I'm just going to cancel out of this and go into level one so this is the floor plan we're working with and here we've got some room so now it's time to kind of kind of make some annotation elements just to mark those rooms and to see them better okay so for that I'm going to be using this architectural tab and here we've got some room options or room tools and let's get started with this room tool and the shortcut for that is RM so you can use that as well and it looks kind of like this and then if you hover over a room as you can see it kind of lights up a blue and then you can place this room on your on your floor plan and here it says tag on placement so you can check this and uncheck it so let's uncheck it for a second so like this it will only be kind of a an element that pulls information from the model it won't place a tag and if we turn this on you will have a tag so let's start placing so let's do one over here let's place one room over here one here for the bedroom and one for the bathroom ok so once we have this we can just cancel out this and then if you kind of hover around you get this kind of cross sign and you can use that to select your whole room and as you can see here we've got a bit of a problem we've got this living room area which is fine but I don't want to have the same room that's the living room and the kitchen and this entry as well I like I would like to have them as separate rooms but we don't have any boundary between these but I don't want to place walls between these rooms so how do you fix that well I go here and you find this room separator tool so I'm just going to select it and this allows you to create an annotation element that kind of separates the room so I'm going to place one line over here then go to room separator again and place another couple of lines over here to kind of separate this whole kitchen area and now if I select this room is you can see now this is just the living room and here we've got the kitchen that's kind of separate and this entry is separate as well so we need to create new rooms for these two so to do that just go here to room and let's do one for entry and one for the kitchen okay another thing that you might have noticed is let's go to the bathroom over here if I select this you can see the bathroom is only this area over here but this part over here that's for installations it doesn't go into the into the area of the room and maybe you want that to be a part of the room so how can you turn these walls off as kind of boundary but with keeping them in the model you want to keep these walls but you don't want them acting as a boundary for this room and to do that it's actually quite simple you just go and you select the walls in question so if I select these two walls I can scroll down in the properties panel and find this room bounding option and just uncheck it and now if we select the room you can see these walls are no longer boundaries and we can turn off these kind of walls that are just here for help so I'm just going to select these two walls this wall over here as well as well as this one and just go and find a room bounding and just Ontrack them so now if I go and select this bedroom you can see here this isn't included and also we have a problem here in the kitchen if I just zoom in and select the room as you can see it doesn't count this this counter area over here that's because we modeled it as a wall just for simplicity for drafting but now we're having a problem so we just need to select it as wall as you can see it's called a kitchen element wall and just uncheck room bounding and then if we select this room again it's part of the room and if you're not sure which walls are have room bounding and which don't you can go here to architecture and let's just go to room command again and you have this highlight boundaries and you select it and now as you can see here we've got these walls are all room bounding but these walls over here they're not so this allows us to see which ones act as room boundaries and which ones don't and these little room separators light up as well so you can see where you have room separation so let's close out of this and now when we look at this floor plan it doesn't really look all that nice we have these rooms and we can name them all so let's name this office so just go office this will be a living room this will be a kitchen oops this is the bedroom this will be the bathroom and let's just call this entry okay so we've got all of these rooms kind of marked but only the entry looks nice in the office in the bedroom and in the bathroom it's kind of overlapping kitchen as well and then in the living room in this tag and this annotation looks terrible and if we move it over here it kind of it doesn't look right this should be kinda in the middle of the room it should it shouldn't be kinda in the corner so how do you fix this well you can use color to can create a legend for all of your rooms in the project and for that you need to go here to the annotate annotate tab and you need to find this in color fill a legend so you just select this and you need to place it somewhere on your floor plan this is an annotation element so it won't turn on in your renderings don't worry so when you place it you get this little dialog and first we are not kind of creating a spaces a legend for spaces we are creating a legend for rooms so make sure to check rooms over here and for the color scheme let's go with name so every different name will have a different color on this floor plan and if I just hit OK as you can see now it created this lovely legend and it colored all of the rooms and all of the furniture is left white which I think it's it looks better like that and now you've got all of the colors over here and if you don't like the colors I usually like the colors that arrive it generates but if you want to change them you can just select this room legend and go here into edit and now here you can edit the color so you can go over here and maybe for this green let's turn it into some dark blue and let's add a hatch pattern so let's use something like the yard diagonal crosshatch 1.5 mi


Thanks atasquesp your participation is very much appreciated
- Ricky Gaytan


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