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    Not Placed - Rooms

    We have been working on a large scale residential project, in which the suites were formed as groups. Recently, we changed all these groups, and in the process, the room name and numbers overlapped within the model, and were deleted. The previously assigned room names and numbers are still in the schedule however, they are all labeled as 'not placed'

    With this situation, I'm wondering how to proceed. Is it possible to streamline this process and Re-place all the 'not placed' rooms? Should I just delete these rooms within the schedule and start over? How this is approached has huge repercussions. We have 5 rooms per suite, and around 300 suites total, so suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    #2
    That is indeed exactly why the Factory added the Not Placed capabilities. When you next place a room, look on the Options bar for Room:. The default in the dropdown will be New, but below that will be all the rooms that where deleted from the model but are still present in the database. VERY helpful when rooms have a lot of extra data added.

    Also, in your schedule, it is possible to Show(Include), Hide or Isolate those No Placed rooms. Often I will Isolate, then add an * to the room name so there are no longer duplicates. This way you can keep your old rooms around, use them as needed and just renumber after placement. The sheeted schedule is set up to Hide the unplaced rooms so you get an accurate report without losing anything. And the only way to really delete a room is to Delete from the schedule.

    Gordon
    Pragmatic Praxis

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      #3
      Exactly. This is useful for even more than just moving rooms around the project. I like to start projects by making a type cataloge of all my rooms from the program so I have all the rooms and their data in the project before I even start drawing. Then I just pick them off the list after the walls get drawn.

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        #4
        If it was me, I would just go group by group (suite by suite) and add the unplaced rooms as Gordon suggests. I don't think there is an automatic way of handling this. Revit doesn't know where you want the rooms, it just knows what data you have each room.

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          #5
          Thanks Gordon, that did the trick.

          One more question, if any one can help. Is there a way to select multiple room tags, and align them all at once? I know you can align when you are placing the tags, but in the end, I always have sets of tags with different alignments across the plan.

          Thanks!

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            #6
            Have you tried using attached detail groups for the tags? That's the only way I can think to get the consistency your after. It has worked pretty well us.

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              #7
              nope, only thing I can think off is that you align them on refplanes. This is also manually but you don't need the "line of sight" and can align across multiple floors.
              Martijn de Riet
              Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
              MdR Advies
              Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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                #8
                hi
                i think that your method is quite interesting need4mospd
                how do you proced to create your type catalogue of room?
                thanks
                Phil
                Freelance WWTP/HVAC Designer
                Revit 2019

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                  #9
                  This is an old thread, but I'm still going to plug my Revit Idea
                  https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit.../idi-p/6353474
                  I love the drop-down list for Unplaced Rooms, but one of the weak aspects of it is that you can ONLY see the Room Name and Number, and that it's ALWAYS sorted by Number
                  Many times I'd like to sort or even filter that list by, say Department, or one of our other custom parameters.
                  Even then, it's still awkward to scroll do the list every time you place a Room.
                  My suggestion is that you should be able to select a Room from a Schedule and drag it into position.
                  Then you can adjust the Schedule any way you want to make it easier to find the right Room to place.
                  Dave Plumb
                  BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

                  CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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