How to Create Room Data Sheets in Revit

Room data sheets are used to communicate the requirements of the client for a particular space type to the design teams. They are typically developed during the planning and briefing stages. The information they contain could include general requirements as well as guidance notes as well as detailed specifications for fixtures and finishes (F&F) and electrical and mechanical equipment.

The information is normally presented on one sheet for each room (hence the name) however, depending on the scope may be spread across more than one sheet. These are usually given to contractors with drawings and specs.

A variety of software is available to aid in the creation of RDSs. Some software is designed to link Revit models to ensure that the contents of the model and room data sheets are identical. This synchronisation makes the document easier to manage and prevents duplicate entries in both.

Layer is a powerful tool to help with the management of room data. It provides an easy-to use interface for recording room data and can generate multiple sheets for each space type. It can also fill in the room types of existing Revit projects and create custom reports. Layer also lets users to specify naming conventions that are applicable to views on sheets. It also allows users to modify properties such as scale, browser organisation, and naming.

The Layouts panel provides settings to manage the layout of views on a page including margin values as well as the location of the titleblock. In addition the option to exclude the view titles from the estimation of the total size of a view on a sheet is enabled. This will prevent titles from overlapping on the sheet and it can also allow more elevation views to be generated on one sheet.

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