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    Door Schedule - To Room From Room

    I have not found how to effectively use the 'To Room' door function when the door is swinging out from the room without adding the 'From Room' parameter to the schedule, or creating a whole new door family of the same type and adjusting the RCP. I don't really want to add the 'From Room' to the schedule for two doors,.......I have to be missing something,...any clues.

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    When a door is placed the "To Room" value is determined by which room the door geometry swings "in" toward (using stock content). If you place a door that needs to swing into a corridor but really belongs to the room, not the corridor... place it so that it swings into the room and then use the Flip arrow to flip it into the corridor. The To Room value will remain focused on the room not the corridor. It does not automatically change (the To Room value) with a flip of the door for this very reason.

    You can also temporarily temporarily include the From Room parameter to set it correctly and then remove the column.
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    You can just change the value in the schedule - if you click on the value there's a pull-down for that item which gives you a choice of the two rooms) as per image:

    Door Schedule - To Room From Room-door-schedule.png
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    Thank you both for the responses,...
    Additionally, I just unchecked the room calc point in the family
    Chuck
    Last edited by Charles Karl; January 9th, 2014 at 10:50 PM.

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    Aha - forgot about the Room Calculation Point. I never use them for exactly this reason - they should be flipable as an instance base for the door. Since they are not, they are all but useless for me

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    The RCp doesn't change how Revit regards To Room. It only defines which side of a door shall be the default To Room side when you place it. The room the RCp is inside when the door is placed is the To Room until you change the parameter in a schedule.

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    Well - I learn something everyday, thanks Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Page View Post
    Well - I learn something everyday, thanks Steve
    Sorry, I am mistaken, was typing on iPad from memory. Now that I'm in front of my PC, if the RCp is ON it does alter the effect of flipping a door on the orientation To/From Room.

    Door with RCp pointing toward opening into Room 101 (adjacent to Corridor 100) will report To Room number 101.
    Door with RCp pointing away from opening into Room 1 will report To Room number 100.

    Without the RCp the flipping action of a door does not alter the To Room setting. It must be manually altered in the schedule. I'll tack on a couple images in a minute.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Door Schedule - To Room From Room-doorto01.jpg   Door Schedule - To Room From Room-doorto02.jpg   Door Schedule - To Room From Room-doorto03.jpg   Door Schedule - To Room From Room-doorto04.jpg   Door Schedule - To Room From Room-doorto06.jpg  

    Door Schedule - To Room From Room-doorto05.jpg  
    Last edited by Steve_Stafford; January 10th, 2014 at 02:27 AM.
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    Until the Revit team makes the room calculation point modifiable on an instance basis, you won't have a perfect solution. With a little work on your own you can get close.
    Create a shared Yes/No parameter "Outswing"
    Add "Outswing" to your door families as an instance parameter and load into your project
    In your door schedule, add To Room:Number and From Room:Number fields
    In the schedule, create a calculated parameter "Room" with the formula if(Outswing, From Room: Number, To Room: Number)
    In schedule properties Formatting tab, hide To Room:Number, From Room:Number, and Outswing if you don't want to display them.
    Select any door you want to show with the from room number and check the Outswing property.
    In the schedule, you have one column Room to show either the To Room or From Room number.
    The image shows a snippet of schedule without hiding the columns so you can see all the values. Obviously,the Room column can be located wherever you need it. Parameter names can be changed to whatever works best for you.
    Door Schedule - To Room From Room-room.png

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    What do you do when you want the Option in the "to room" or 'from room" to say Exterior?

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