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    Can you link Excel

    Good morning

    I've been wondering if there is a way to link an excel spreadsheet into revit....???????????????????????????

    A way so if it is updated in excel i could just reload the link and it will update.

    I have a script that i already use in Dynamo that helps load the drawing schedule from xcel and automatically creates the sheets with information on for me. However if there are any further sheets to be added it will have to be manually.

    Bream and lifetime homes schedules have both been created in xcell and get updated on a weekly basis. So a link between would be a massive help to make sure all of the issues are of up to date information...

    If anyone can help that would be great.....im hoping there's a simple solution rather than creating a script

    Thankyouuuu!

    Tom
    Last edited by RT_Architecture; December 2, 2016, 12:14 PM.

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    Link in a DWG!

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      There are several 3rd party tools that can import an Excel file and create (fake?) a View in Revit
      https://ctcexpresstools.com/product/...ct-suite-2017/
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      Last edited by DaveP; December 2, 2016, 03:53 PM. Reason: Arghh! " - - Updated - - " and duplicated
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        Originally posted by RT_Architecture View Post
        Bream and lifetime homes schedules have both been created in xcell and get updated on a weekly basis. So a link between would be a massive help to make sure all of the issues are of up to date information...
        What information is contained (and being updated) in these schedules that could/is not otherwise captured by the model?

        Do you have shared parameters (in your model, assigned to your room/area elements) that correspond to the fields within your (xcell=Excel?) schedule(s)?

        If you've Dynamo skills, you should be able to readily tie them - but there are a host of other Excel push/pull apps. available that could aid doing the same.

        I guess my main question relates to one word in your main query: "into" - which suggests you want to put the actual schedule into Revit (?!) and for which Hans already has that 'solution' for you - but I'd wade in at that point (if that's what you mean by "into") and contest why - presuming the schedule lives on its own as a seperate document/deliverable (unless it's purely an internal-use 'cheat-sheet' QA device?).

        "Link-to", or better still, "Link-with" would have implied a data-based connection - that's ideally mainatained in a bi-directional workflow - where Dynamo again, or something like Flux, can really start to show off their qualities.
        Last edited by snowyweston; December 2, 2016, 03:16 PM.

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