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    Order of items in floor material takeoff schedule

    Hi all

    I've done a search here and on Google, but nothing showing up.

    I've created a floor type using the correct method, the assembly has 7 layers. The view is great and it goes onto a sheet perfectly. I want to schedule the layers in this assembly by layer and thickness rather than keynoting, tagging or text noting them. I've done that fine, using Vol / Area to get the thickness, actually (frustrating in itself). However, the order of the items in the schedule is not the order in the assembly. I have no idea what is determining the order. I can force the order once only by setting the material mark, say, for each material layer to 1 ,2 ,3 ,4 ,5 etc, and sorting by that parameter, but the next floor type requires a different order, and so I have to use different materials, as the marks are set per material. An example would be dpm above slab, dpm below slab: requires two dpm materials, one with a higher mark value than the slab, one with lower. This is a horrid and laborious workaround.

    This is frustrating as the layer has a number in the assembly, but it's not accessible in the schedule builder.

    Nor is it possible to insert a shared or project parameter into the schedule with a unique value per line: they all change at once.

    What sets the order of the items in the material takeoff schedule and is there a way of controlling it without having new user materials unique to each wall type?

    Thanks!

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    I'm trying to do the same but with a wall material takeoff schedule. I want to set the order of materials to the wall assembly or set them manually without creating a lot of duplicated materials. What did you end up doing?

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    Create several shared parameters: Layer 1, Layer 2 ... Layer X, then use Dynamo to fill the parameters. If there are not many types, you can do it manually.
    Or try Revit Parts.
    Last edited by Nurlan; May 13th, 2019 at 03:33 AM.

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