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Room/DoorRenumbering for Revit from AutoDesk Labs

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08-17-2012 09:49 AM

Useful Addin but why does it not update the room from/room to name/number fields when a door is flipped from one room to another?


Try this example:


1. create a few rooms in a plan view and add room elements with room tags

2. Add some doors to the rooms and place tags on placement to get some door numbers

3. Create a door schedule and add the room names and numbers, and door marks (numbers) add the colums room from (name/number) and Room To (name/number) to the schedule.

4. initially everything looks fine, the door swing graphic matches the schedule door from/to schedule settings

5. select a door and flip it so it swings the other way between the rooms

6. check the schedule and you will see the records for room from/to have remaind the same as before the flip operation


is this worked as designed? or can this be fixed so that the schedule updates correctly when the door is flipped?


I thought Revit was supposed to be bi-directionally parametric.



Whilst I'm on: please get revisioning to handle alpha numeric revision codes instead of just alpha OR numeric. This has got to be a simple fix? Then revit can be compliant with BS1192:2007 and we can start doing level 2 BIM.


Oh and another thing: Can we have a country code setting that changes Omniclss parameters to Uniclass 2, it would be nice to internationalise Revit to cater for different classification systems around the world.

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Re: Room/DoorRenumbering for Revit from AutoDesk Labs

08-19-2012 01:57 PM in reply to: davidjohn.evans

There have been long conversations about this topic in forums. Some users think that the functionality of the "to : room" and "from : room" parameters is broken. I think they are working as they should.


The opinion of those who think that the functionality is broken is that the value of those parameters should update if the swing of the door is flipped. I don't think so. My opinion is that the parameters should be used to determine the room to which a door leads to, regardless of the direction of the swing, or as a means to determine what side of the door has the key.



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Re: Room/DoorRenumbering for Revit from AutoDesk Labs

08-20-2012 03:23 PM in reply to: davidjohn.evans

Hi davidjohn.evans

I recommend sending your wishlist items through our feedback link: 

This link is setup for you to submit feature requests, or feedback, directly to our Development group.


Our development is always interested in your feedback and this information coming directly from an end user offers a compelling business case.

Best regards,

John Lipp
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Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: Room/DoorRenumbering for Revit from AutoDesk Labs

08-22-2012 09:37 AM in reply to: john.lipp

The options or methonds Revit scheduls door swings ignore industry standard terminology.  Saying that the door swings ‘Room To’ or  ‘Room From’ is not the way architects, door specifiers, and door estimators refer to swing or more properly, handing.  There are only four states of handing; right hand, left hand, right hand reverse, and left hand reverse.  All are referenced from the outside of the room, facing the door.


Why do the ‘programers’ ignore the standards of the industry for which they are creating software?


Gary Striyle, AIA

Architecture Cubed, Inc

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