Scheduling Room Information in Revit

In Revit, a schedule is just another way to represent or look at a project. A schedule is a tabular display of information, extracted from the properties of the elements in a project, we can create schedules for any modelled category item. You can create a schedule at any point in the design process. As you make changes to the project that affect the schedule, it automatically updates to reflect those changes.

For this tutorial, I am going to focus on how to schedule rooms, including how to create a room, add extra information to the room, and even colour code multiple rooms in a project. A room is a subdivision of space within a building model, based on elements such as walls, floors, roofs, and ceilings. These elements are defined as room-bounding. Revit refers to these room-bounding elements when computing the perimeter, area, and volume of a room. (You can turn on/off the Room Bounding parameter of many elements).

With a building modelled up, with floors, ceilings, walls doors and windows forming several rooms, we use the Room Tool to create our rooms, Revit uses the Room component to maintain information about the area where it is placed and this information can then appear in a schedule.

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The Room Tool is found on the Architecture Tab > Room & Area Panel

room schedules revit tutorial area menu

Revit walls have the Room Bounding option ticked by default so as we move around in our plan the rooms will be detected and highlight with a blue colour and a crossed line. As we add our rooms they will be tagged and assigned a number in the order we select our rooms and they will all be assigned a name of Room. Revit will display a warning if the room is not in a properly enclosed region. If you place a new room within bounding elements that already contain a room, Revit warns you that the new room is redundant and suggests that you either move it or delete it.

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