Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Revit Sheet Index with Multiple Bid Packs

Here is a way to create a sheet index using shared parameter to track multiple bid packs (BP), where a single sheet can have various significance in each BP.

Read on to learn more...

First, I am sorry for the typos in this post, but I don't get paid enough to go all the way back to the start and redo all the images:) I am sure you understand.

Create the Shared Parameters... one for each bid pack. They need to be shared if you want to add this info to the titleblock. I added a tooltip to help users know what the standard input should be.


Create a Project Parameter using the new Shared Parameters, be sure to assign them to the Sheets category.


Optional: add Conditional Formatting to highlight every other column. Notice, I also manually shaded one of the title rows, and inserted a title row to add a note/legend about what the input means.


Here is the result on the sheet!


When a sheet is selected in the Project Browser, or just opened, you see the new parameters in properties as well.


Do you have another clever way to manage this on a large project... share in the comments below.

Update: Need to share these parameters with another firm, read this post: Sharing Revit Shared Project Parameters.


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8 comments:

  1. This is sometimes also referred to as a historic revision schedule.

    There's a popular Revit Idea to automate this process and link it to the revisions: https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/historic-revision-schedule/idi-p/6326483

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  2. Thanks, Pieter! I voted. You are the master of "Revit Ideas" :)

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    1. Funny I was about the reply the exact same thing. Pieter knows more about revit ideas than autodesk itself

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  3. If you’d like to automate this and pull the revision number you can Dynamo it...

    https://forum.dynamobim.com/t/revision-tracking-for-revit-sheets/32290/14?u=mark.ackerley

    hope that’s of interest,

    Mark

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  4. Dan,
    Good stuff! I wrote about something similar in this post:
    https://archsmarter.com/matrix-schedule/
    I used a room schedule as an example but I've also adapted this for sheet indices as well.

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Michael! Great minds think alike. haha

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