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Customizing the Graphical Column Schedule: Adding Parameters

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    The graphical column schedule (GCS) in Revit® Structure may be a system family that cannot be edited in the Family Editor, but this does not mean that it cannot be customized. This class discusses how the graphical column schedule can be customized to suit your needs. We demonstrate how to create parameters within the column families so that information, such as base plate sizes and detail information, shows up dynamically in information boxes within the GCS. We also cover how to create custom column tags. The main focus of the class is to show how to schedule steel columns; however, the fundamentals of this class can also be applied to concrete, concrete masonry units (CMU), or even timber columns.

    Key Learnings

    • Describe the limitations of the graphical column schedule and explain how it can be customized
    • Describe column schedules used at John A. Martin & Associates
    • Create parameters within column families that comply with company standards
    • Use creative solutions to develop customized column tags for automated repetitive tasks