What are schedules ?
A schedule is a spreadsheet representation of extracted properties of the project elements.
It is a common request to see tables with detailed data on the elements used in the project. For example, by arranging the rooms in a table, we can see how many doors and windows are on the plan, what type they are, what material the walls and ceilings are collected on each level or in relation to the whole building. Creating construction documentation is much more accurate and faster using schedules .
The Schedule command group is available from the Ribbon / Documentation tab.
In order to illustrate the process well, here is an example:
Create a room statement where we will illustrate what rooms the project has per level. From the Menu Bar / Documentation / Schedule menu, choose Create schedule.
In the Create Schedule dialog that appears, you must first select the scope of application to create an inventory of architectural elements, interior-related, or environmental / outdoor elements.
From the Types, you can select the type of item you want to create schedule.
Select Architectural Elements from the Application Areas, and then select Room from Types to create the room statement.
Each type in the program has a default statement that can be modified. The current is a statement called Room. In the middle of the dialog are the parameters related to the schedules from which we can create the schedules . These features are included in the program by default.
Hide statement columns
Among the parameters of the schedule, if we do not need one, it is not necessary to delete it, it is enough to turn off its visibility. Click the check box in the Visibility column and turn it off. In this case, the parameter is part of the statement, when placed, the table can be sorted according to the hidden parameter, but the hidden parameter does not appear in the table.
Create a new schedule
To create a new schedule (schedule template), click New and type a name for the schedule. In the middle of the dialog you can see the main groups of general properties, calculated values and BIM parameters. Choose from these which means the desired properties or quantity.
Let’s start adding to the Statement the parameters we need from the list below.
Once you have selected a parameter, click on the add right icon next to it, i.e. the arrow. The parameter appears in the table on the right as part of the Statement Template.
Let's start with the General Properties category and add the Level, then the Room Name, Room Number, and Room Materials. Click another parameter category above, select the Calculated Values category, and add the Gross Area from the list below.
The table on the right shows the contents of the new Statement. Here you can also move the parameters up and down in the list or delete them.
Parameter names can be renamed. Click the Gross Area box on the right and change its name to Area.
There are some detection parameters that can be summarized. For non-summable parameters, this field is gray and cannot be activated. Where the table allows, click the check mark in the Summary column and turn it on / off. When switched on, the sum of the given values can be displayed in the placed table, e.g. total gross area of rooms on one level.
Click OK to close the window and save the schedule.
The New Statement appears in the Project Navigator under the Schedules category, under the Room subcategory.
Insert a schedule template into another project
To use this new Statement on your computer for all other projects, right-click the statement in the Project Navigator. Select Save Globally from the menu. From now on, the given statement will be available in the program. Of course, this only means the transfer of the Statement template, it does not carry the data rows of the project, it lists the elements of the target project.