Emily Modderman steps you through a method that will help you create a custom schedule.
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.
Go to Manage > Project Parameters. Create a custom project parameter to be used for your custom schedule. Apply it to all categories.
Next, create a multi-category schedule.
Choose your new custom parameter from the list of available parameters.
Add only that one parameter to the schedule.
Go to the Appearance tab and uncheck the Show Headers and Blank row before data checkboxes.
Click OK to create schedule.
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.
Use the Insert > Below Selected to add new rows to your table under the Title.
After you have added new rows, you can use the Delete tool to delete the Title text if you wish.
Use the Insert tool to add columns. Use the Resize tool to set your row and column sizes.
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.
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.