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    Extract scheduling information on door casing

    I am doing some over the top interior modeling and have been directed to model all the door casing using individual components because that is the only way that the door casing can be scheduled for a quantity take off. I am a newbie to Revit coming from an Archicad background and wanted to ask if this is the case or if we can simply select different profiles for different doors and be able to extract quantities of all the different door casing profiles we are using. This project is in 2011 if that makes a difference. Thanks for any advice.

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    They dont all HAVE to be different components, you just have to have your door library set up to handle it in whatever fasion the estimators want it in. Ive seen Door Casing taken off a ton of different ways, so there isnt "one revit way" to do it: It depends on the estimator.

    Some just want a casing type, and a length... So the length is a simple formula of Hx2+W, depending on where your parameters tir in and if its an arched top. Others want it as shared nested casing families (one family per door casing), and it has similar parameters with formulas in it. Others want the casings as itty bitty pieces, which i dont find value adding, but a lot of people do.

    But, you can either hack it pretty basically with formulas in your door family, or you build your door library ahead of time accounting for it.

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    Thanks for the advice. We will often have a situation where one side of the door might have a stone casing profile and the other wood. It sounds like there are ways to extract door casing data, but I want to make sure it is possible to extract it by profile type. I am not sure if the one "guru" in our office has a clear idea of what can be scheduled and I am comming from 15 years of Archicad with good conceptual knowledge, but I am just learning Revit.

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    Well, if youll be swapping Casing on each side, youll want them to be nested families. A *good* door library takes about 80 hours to get right. Its not two clicks. But it works wonderfully.

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    I make a Generic Model Trim Family(face Based/shared) nest it into the Door families and have visibility parameters for interior Exterior and type. Then I can tag each casing.

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