Co-contributor: Chuck Jolin
Issue: You want to be able to have the foundation thicknesses schedule under one common column.
Solution: The Parameter Copy tool from the Imaginit Revit Utilities.
Free to IMAGINiT's Autodesk Subscription clients via the Client Portal.
If you are familiar with structural foundations in Revit you know that each of the three different foundation types have their own parameter that controls the thickness. Of these three parameters only the parameters for the wall foundation and the slab are scheduleable out of the box. We can create a shared parameter in the isolated foundation and set it to be equal to the Thickness parameter, but we will still end up with three columns in our schedule.
Our schedule at this point looks something like the image below. Three columns, telling us the same information, in three different locations.
We want to tie all of these different parameters to one common parameter. In order to do this, you will need the Imaginit Revit Utilities installed. These will show up on the Add Ins tab on the ribbon as shown below.
Once you have the updated Isolated Foundation with it's newly added shared parameter loaded into the project, we will have everything we need to map all of the individual parameters to the one common parameter for our schedule.
- Add a shared project parameter named Common Thickness to your project or template with the following settings:
- Associated it to the project in the Parameter Properties dialog as shown below:
Now you are ready to map the parameters.
- Select one of the foundation types (not required, but I found it makes it easier)
- Select the Parameter Copy tool from the Add-ins tab. You will see the following dialog
- Make sure Structural Foundations is highlighted, select Next
- From the dialog box shown below, select the parameter you want to copy from on the left and the parameter you want to copy to on the right.
- Select next, it will open a dialog that indicates that it was copied.
You will need to repeat this process three times for each of the three different parameter types from the various foundation types.
Now you can create a schedule that looks like this!
If you would like detailed instructions on this process please select the following link to download. Download How to Schedule all of the Structural Foundation Thicknesses in one Column