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bluelion
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Importing ang Exporting Schedules to Revit

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07-08-2013 05:28 PM

Is there a way of importing the TXT or XML file back into Revit once changes have been made to the schedule?

 

ATM I only seem to be able to export my schedules but have no way of brining them back in.

Todd Barry (Mechanical Design Engineer)

Sydney, Australia
Mob: 0438 479 967

E: tbarry@fredon.com.au or toddbarry7@gmail.com


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CADastrophe
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Re: Importing ang Exporting Schedules to Revit

07-09-2013 05:09 AM in reply to: bluelion

That is correct. Revit's Schedules are a live report of the data gathered from the elements in the Project Model, so you couldn't just be able to import a schedule as a Revit Schedule. If you wanted to bring in an outside schedule, I believe that the best method would be to create the schedule in a .dwg file and then link that into your Revit Project in a Drafting View. An imported OLE object will not come through in Revit.

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bluelion
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Re: Importing ang Exporting Schedules to Revit

07-09-2013 01:02 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

thought maybe it would be similar to creating type catalogs.

 

Oh well I guess its not to be lol

 

Thanks,

Todd Barry (Mechanical Design Engineer)

Sydney, Australia
Mob: 0438 479 967

E: tbarry@fredon.com.au or toddbarry7@gmail.com


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bluelion
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Re: Importing ang Exporting Schedules to Revit

07-09-2013 11:01 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

Once you put the objects in the drawing I though maybe it would be possible to change shared Parameters in a remote spread sheet similar to type catalogs and look up tables I guess.

 

Whats the issue with not being able to do this?

Todd Barry (Mechanical Design Engineer)

Sydney, Australia
Mob: 0438 479 967

E: tbarry@fredon.com.au or toddbarry7@gmail.com


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SashKaz
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Re: Importing ang Exporting Schedules to Revit

07-24-2013 07:32 AM in reply to: bluelion

Hi Todd,

 

There is a way to export your schedule data to a Excel document, make changes within the Excel document, and then pull that data back into Revit. The add-on that you want to look into is Ideate BIMLink. 

 

I have provided a link to the BIMLink website. You should have a look at it and check out some of the Youtube videos as well so that you can see a demonstration of how it works. It is a very powerful program that can save you a lot of time with your schedule edits.

 

http://www.ideatebimlink.com/

 

If you have any questions, please let me know. I am more than happy to help!

 

Sash Kazeminejad

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bluelion
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Re: Importing ang Exporting Schedules to Revit

07-24-2013 12:42 PM in reply to: SashKaz

Thanks SashKaz, I will definately look into it. If this wroks you are a legend :smileywink:

Todd Barry (Mechanical Design Engineer)

Sydney, Australia
Mob: 0438 479 967

E: tbarry@fredon.com.au or toddbarry7@gmail.com


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Re: Importing ang Exporting Schedules to Revit

07-24-2013 09:36 PM in reply to: bluelion

Todd,

 

Please let me know if you have any questions. BIMLink is a powerful add-in and works extremely well. The website and Youtube videos will give you a good idea of what it can do.

 

Sash Kazeminejad

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