This page covers the use of Revit's Lists, Schedules and Legends. Revit can extract data from a project and assemble the data. These tools can save a considerable amount of coordination time when putting together a set of drawings.
LSL.1. Creating Sheet Lists
LSL.1.1. Create a sheet or drawing list which will go on the cover sheet of your drawings. This video walks you through the generation of a sheet or drawing list. Creating Drawing List
LSL.1.2. You can create a drawing list by right-clicking on Schedules/Quantities.
LSL.1.3. Find Sheet Number in the list of available fields. Click on Add to add it to the Scheduled fields list.
LSL.1.4. Include the Sheet Name by clicking on them in the list and clicking on Add.
LSL.1.5. The list of drawings will appear. If you don't have any sheets yet, your list will be empty. As you later add sheets, they will automatically be populated in the list. You can change the number and name of a sheet in the cells in the list, or you can change the sheet number and name in the titleblock on the sheet itself. If no sheets appear in the list, it is because you haven't created any yet.
LSL.1.6. Later when you create a new Cover Sheet, you can drag your list from the Project Browser to the sheet.
LSL.2 Creating Schedules
LSL.2.1. This video discusses the generation of a window schedule: Create Schedules
LSL.2.2. In the Project Browser right-click on the Schedules/Quantities and select New Schedule/Quantities.
LSL.2.3. Choose Windows from the list.
LSL.2.4. To add a field to your schedule, click on it and click on Add.
LSL.2.5. Insert the parameters shown below. Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to put the parameters in the order shown.
LSL.2.6. Keep in mind that Revit defines the windows and doors differently by default. Windows become types. Doors and given individual numbers. You may have several window types that repeat as shown in the type mark column. In the schedule change the window type marks to letters. As shown in the image below window A appears several times. This will automatically be updated in the plan.
If the Type Marks are out of sequence (A, B, C, etc or 1, 2, 3, etc.), use the Sorting/Grouping tool to order them.
LSL.2.7. Create a new schedule for doors.
LSL.2.8. Add the following fields and place them in the order shown.
LSL.2.9. Add a new parameter for the door material.
LSL.2.10. It will automatically be added to the list. Move it up so that it is between Frame Material and Comments.
LSL.2.11. Input the material you intend for the frames and doors. After you input a material description, it can be selected from the pull-down list. Sort the doors if they are not in sequence numerically.
LSN.2.12. Create a Room Schedule. The following video may help: Room Finish Schedule.
LSL.2.13. Add the following fields in the order shown.
LSL.2.14. Change the title of the schedule to Room Finish Schedule by double-clicking on it.
LSL.2.15. The schedule should include any rooms that you have already created. You can add more rooms as necessary. Change the content of the cells to describe the material that you intend to use. Walls and ceilings, for example, might be Painted Gyp. Bd. Floors might be Wood, Ceramic Tile, Carpet, etc.
LSL.2.16. Make sure that your room numbers are in numeric sequence without any gaps in the sequence. Go to the plan and make adjustments as necessary.
LSL.2.17. Then go back to the schedule and sort the list by mark.
LSN.3. Creating Legends
LSL.3.1. Create a new Legend by right-clicking on Legend in the Project Browser.
LSL.3.2. Name and scale the legend as shown below.
LSL.3.3. The legend will contain all of the graphic symbols that you are using in your project. In the Project Browser expand the list of Annotation Symbol.
LSL.3.4. Begin dragging symbols to the legend. They may be very small on the screen. Zoom in to view the symbols. Include door and window symbols, detail callouts, elevation keys, a north arrow, and any other symbol that you have used. More symbols can be added later. See image below.
LSL.3.5. Use the Text tool to insert text which defines the symbols. Text should be 3/32" high or 1/8" high.
LSL.3.6. Center symbols and text as shown below.
LSL.3.7. Save and upload the Revit file to your Google Drive folder.