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    Schedules for General Notes

    I have some general notes that I would like to cut and paste into a schedule.

    I need to add many rows. As I understand it, only 4 types of schedules can allow you to add rows.
    Room, Area, Sheet List, and Key Schedules.

    I've used both the Areas (I don't need them for real areas, I'm using them for general notes.

    My question is: Is there a limited number of schedules available to me where I can add rows?
    i.e. area rentable, etc.

    Can I make any number of these "fake" schedules? Maybe by using Key Schedules. If so, what is a Key Schedule in Revit?
    Is it talking about all schedules or a certain type?

    #2
    Use Key Schedules.
    By design: Schedule keys give the ability to input data once and use many times in many schedules (of the same category), by allowing the data input into the keys to be sucked into the schedule of actual components.

    Typically one would choose a category that one would not use and although you say you don't need rooms, I'd choose something different since those may be needed on other projects and you don't want to keep reinventing the wheel (key schedules) for future projects... Look into using some MEP or Structural category key schedules.
    Last edited by JBZ; March 4, 2013, 09:39 PM.
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      #3
      I used that workaround last week (using topography key schedule) and here's an advice:

      I added a project parameter (General Note Section) that allows me to sort my general notes by sections and then by key number. See attachment.

      The result on the paper is pretty good.
      Attached Files
      Alexandre Cantin
      "BIM is happening now! Be part of it."

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        #4
        Thank you, those are good responses.

        I'm still a little confused on the type to use.
        The help menu says that only (4) types can allow adding rows.
        Room
        Area
        Sheet Lists
        Key Schedules.

        When I open the schedules dialog, I don't see Key Schedules as a category.

        On the right, I see the two buttons : Schedule Building Components & Schedule Keys.

        I guess I'm still confused as to what is and is not a Key Schedule.

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          #5
          Schedule Keys are the ones you want, and will allow you to add rows. Pick a category that you aren't likely to use in your model.
          Julie Kidder
          Architect + BIM Director
          Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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            #6
            Originally posted by Ant123 View Post
            When I open the schedules dialog, I don't see Key Schedules as a category.
            see if this helps: 2013-03-05_1044 - cellophane's library
            Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


            chad
            BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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              #7
              Yeah, don't use a category that you do use.....like furniture....people who don't understand what a key schedule does sees the extra lines and starts deleting them....and then wonders why a lot of their furniture in the model disappears.... :/
              Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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                #8
                Originally posted by cellophane View Post
                helps very much, thanks

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                  #9
                  I'm going to disagree with the Key Schedule idea. I prefer to make a Note Block inserted into a Drafting View that holds the notes I need and then schedule that.
                  Greg McDowell Jr
                  about.me/GMcDowellJr

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by GMcDowellJr View Post
                    I'm going to disagree with the Key Schedule idea. I prefer to make a Note Block inserted into a Drafting View that holds the notes I need and then schedule that.
                    this is how I do it also but then my GNotes are 98% typical job to job so I have a master note block that I copy for each project then make the changes as required...done
                    I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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