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Revit Integration with Excel

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by Contributor rana.hamed on ‎03-16-2017 03:45 AM

We need a lot to have a full- direct integrated tool between Revit and excel,

which enable us to export an excel sheet from Revit , update the schedule and the exported parameter values in excel , import again in Revit , and by default all updated data that has been modified in excel , to be updated in Revit too after import.

By: Advocate arek.keshishian
| Posted ‎02-27-2017 09:52 AM

With all the formatting and everything or you REALLY have to take schedules to the next level.

By: Advocate Yien_Chao
| Posted ‎02-27-2017 10:27 AM

we asked this since long ago.... meanwhile, try to use google Flux, its the perfect bridge between Revit and Excel.



By: Advocate arek.keshishian
| Posted ‎02-27-2017 01:07 PM

Can Flux be used to import Excel tables seamlessly into our native Revit sheets?

By: Advocate Yien_Chao
| Posted ‎02-27-2017 01:23 PM
Yes. But you need to setup a dynamo graph.

Yien Chao
By: Advocate dplumb
| Posted ‎02-27-2017 01:47 PM

>> But you need to setup a dynamo graph.


That, and $60/month.

By: Advocate Yien_Chao
| Posted ‎02-27-2017 02:04 PM
you can have a free evaluation.
2 projects.

Yien Chao
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By: Enthusiast SashKaz
| Posted ‎02-27-2017 03:01 PM



I'd be curious about how seamless the transfer from Excel to Revit would be. Can you clarify what you mean by seamless? What are you trying to accomplish or bring from Excel to Revit?


When we were preparing Ideate Sticky for Revit 2017, due to the text changes, we had to be careful so that we could map the Excel fonts into Revit so that folks would not have issues with the Excel fonts and tables looking different from the Revit fonts. Here is a good blog post on the fonts. We wanted this to be as 'seamless' as possible:



By: Collaborator
| Posted ‎03-01-2017 07:30 AM

Yes good suggestion

By: Advocate schlueter
| Posted ‎03-16-2017 03:55 AM
By: Contributor rana.hamed
| Posted ‎03-16-2017 04:06 AM
Thanks Schlueter , I know that this feature can be done by a "Dynamo Package" and also can be done by "Ideate software" , but it will be much better if it is done done natively by Revit, without external resources.
By: Explorer phyllisr
| Posted ‎03-16-2017 01:21 PM

We love the Ideate solution and think it is hands-down Best in Class,  CTC also has a similar add-in.  In case you have not noticed, Autodesk rarely adds features to the platform that one of their partners has already solved with an add-in.  So it might be nice to have it integrated but I would bet the farm that it will never happen.  All the really cool stuff happening in the Revit space is not driven by Autodesk.

By: Collaborator
| Posted ‎03-17-2017 03:22 AM


By: Enthusiast laurenk
| Posted ‎03-21-2017 01:52 PM
We condone implementing as part of the revit suite.

The addins suggested above are quite costly for small practice.
By: Explorer phyllisr
| Posted ‎03-21-2017 01:58 PM
This is an issue with Revit and not just add-ins. I agree but unfortunately, Autodesk is a publicly traded company with a very strong profit motive so I doubt that will change any time soon. The software is simply too costly and Autodesk is very close to a monopoly.
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