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    New User- question about possible "parsing" of fixtures in Revit?

    Hi, I'm a new user to Revit and I had a question about Revit functionality.

    If I had a retail floorplan Revit file with multiple floors and infrastructure such as lighting fixtures, and I wanted to "parse" out the lighting fixture locations on each floor of the floorplan and export it into a new file (i.e. dwg), is that possible to do?

    If this is possible, does Revit have a "parsing" or filtering function that would allow me to do this, or would I need some other software to be able to have this functionality?

    If not, would it be possible to code something that did this outside of Revit?

    Thanks!

    #2
    To do that kind of thing in Revit, you usually create a new View, and then apply Filters to it.
    Filters can look at (almost) any parameter in a family and determine if the element would be Visible or not.
    If you're talking about a View that shows ONLY the Lighting Fixtures, that would be done with a View Template, which sets the Categories that are visible.
    Last edited by DaveP; January 5, 2017, 01:42 PM.
    Dave Plumb
    BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

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

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      #3
      Hi Dave, thanks for the response.

      To clarify- when viewing only the lighting fixtures with a View Template, can I then export the view into a file that could be ingested by another user who has Revit or is using a different program to view it?

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        #4
        You wouldn't exactly "export the view" if your partner had Revit. You'd just send them the Revit model, who could then Link it in to their model.
        And it depends on what you mean by "a different program".
        Revit can print to PDF, or export to DWG, DGN, or IFC.

        So, lots of options.
        Dave Plumb
        BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

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

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