Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules

How to Create Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules

Emily Modderman steps you through a method that will help you create a custom schedule.

Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules

Revit only wants to schedule elements that are part of our model but we all know that more tables and schedules are necessary on a project than are directly related to elements in the project. Having the ability to create a custom table is very handy and creating that table using the schedule tools is definitely easier than using the Legend tools of linework and regular text.

Here is a method that will help you create a custom schedule.

Step #1:

Go to Manage > Project Parameters. Create a custom project parameter to be used for your custom schedule. Apply it to all categories.

Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules

Step #2:

Next, create a multi-category schedule.

Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules

Choose your new custom parameter from the list of available parameters.

Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules

Add only that one parameter to the schedule.

Go to the Appearance tab and uncheck the Show Headers and Blank row before data checkboxes.

Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules

Click OK to create schedule.

Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules

Click your mouse into the title area. This area will be used to set up the custom table.

Using the Insert tools in the ribbon, you can split this area into your custom table by inserting more rows below the title and inserting more columns.

Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules

Use the Insert > Below Selected to add new rows to your table under the Title.

Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules

After you have added new rows, you can use the Delete tool to delete the Title text if you wish.

Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules

Use the Insert tool to add columns. Use the Resize tool to set your row and column sizes.

Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules

This table can now be dragged onto a sheet and stretched to size. The individual columns will always have to be resized in schedule view as they cannot be adjusted on the sheet.

Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules

I hope you found this tutorial helpful. Also check out my tutorial on Understanding Directional Properties of Reference Planes in Revit.

Pop your questions in the comments below and I’ll get back to you there, or give us a call.

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How to Create Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules
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How to Create Custom Revit Tables as Header Schedules
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A method to help you create a custom schedule in Revit.
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Redcage Solutions
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Emily Modderman is a BIM Application Specialist here at Redcage. Prior to joining our team, she worked in the commercial architecture industry as a drafter and CAD manager. Emily is a genius when it comes to all things Revit and has a unique ability to teach complex information in a way that brings quick understanding. Having trained countless companies and individuals, she is well-equipped to help you master Revit software.