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    Glass Takeoff

    Hello all,

    I am attempting to create a glass takeoff from a curtain wall model. I've had some success creating the takeoff, but I cannot get it to total things in a useable manner. As of now, the takeoff lists each individual piece of glass independently, resulting in a takeoff that is over 13,000 cells long.:banghead: I need to find a way to create something basic like, 27 pieces of Glass Type 1 @ 270 SF, 49 pieces of Glass Type 2 @ 300 SF and so on. Any ideas?

    Thanks

    #2
    First off, welcome to the forum! :thumbsup:

    In your schedule you need to uncheck "itemise every instance" and then use a sorting heirarchy that follows how you wish the output to appear.

    Going by your description, you'll need [count] as a field (if you've not one already), sort by [Type] and filter by [the designation that differentiates your glazed panels from those that aren't]


    We typically maintain the "raw" schedule, and duplicate it (as many times as needed) for such (documentation) purposes; as sorting/filtering can sometimes hide/miss information that you may otherwise wish to report - and since no one likes breaking open the formatting of a schedule-destined-for-documentation once it's been made, it's easier (for us anyway) to refer back to the "raw" schedule to make sure all is in order.

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      #3
      Work with the schedule a bit and you'll get there. Start by: Sort by type, check the grand totals box, uncheck Itemize Every Instance.

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        #4
        Thanks for the welcome and the help!

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          #5
          Now I have half of the information the way that I need it, but I have another question for the second half. When I created the initial takeoff, I selected "Curtain Panel" as the initial basis of the takeoff (which gave me half of the information I needed), but the other half of the units on the building are labeled "System Panels" and I can't find a parameter by that name. Is that something I need to create or am I just not looking in the right place?

          Thanks!

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            #6
            Originally posted by nelsner9494 View Post
            Is that something I need to create or am I just not looking in the right place?
            No you're almost there - system panels are simply Revit OOTB panel types (rather than those you may have introduced yourself) so if you've filtered your schedule to only look at your panels, you could (quite easily) have culled them from the schedule. Take another look at the first schedule - they should appear in your "raw" schedule, you simply need to make sure that your filter doesn't exclude them.
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              #7
              Ok, now I have everything that I need in my takeoff, but I had to turn "itemize each instance" back on to do it, so now I'm back to a 36,000 line takeoff. Is there no way to group identical items to avoid this? I don't need 400 lines to tell me I have 400 identical components, I only need one. Your help is greatly appreciated.

              Thank you

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                #8
                Check your sorting parameters. Add or use the Family and Type (or just Type) parameter first. The sorting will take place top down. So first parameter will break the schedule into different panel types.
                Then you might want to sort on panel Area, place that in the second row... And so on...
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
                  Check your sorting parameters. Add or use the Family and Type (or just Type) parameter first. The sorting will take place top down. So first parameter will break the schedule into different panel types.
                  Then you might want to sort on panel Area, place that in the second row... And so on...
                  you can't sort by Type. As others have suggested the best way to handle this is to have your own identification parameters for the different types of curtain panels you want to sort or filter. I use AssblyCode for panels per frame type and GlassType for panels per type and you can use both to get a schedule of type per frame
                  I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
                    I use AssblyCode for panels per frame type and GlassType for panels per type and you can use both to get a schedule of type per frame
                    It was always Type Marks for us. Hours, if not days of discussion have been spent (wasted?) working out natty nomenclatures for each category - but now we're finally using keynotes as a standard in our projects I'm going to start looking at using them instead...

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