|Typical project browser names|
When you create a new Area Schedule, it puts the Area Scheme in brackets at the end of the schedule name. Many people rename it and remove that suffix because it shows up on the sheet, or they just don't realise how important it is for identifying the Area Scheme it belongs to.
Area Scheme names and descriptions are things that people are often very casual about - and it soon gets very messy. In many cases, people just leave the default description.
|Badly named Area Schemes|
|Slightly improved Area Scheme naming and descriptions|
Area Schemes in Schedule (Workaround)Since it is not always feasible to keep the area scheme in the name of the schedule, here is a workaround that might help you out:
- Whenever a new Area Schedule is created, add a calculated parameter
- Call it 'Area Scheme'
- Make it a text calculation
- For the formula, put the Area Scheme name in quotes
- In the schedule it will display the Scheme name in every row, even for elements in linked files
- You can hide this column, but it remains there so you can check the scheme name later on
If anyone knows a better way, please tell me.
[Edit] - As Dmitry Chubrik has pointed out in the comments, here is a good technique for changing the Area Schedule titles:
Renaming Area Schedule TitlesAs it is strongly advisable to keep the Area Scheme name in brackets within the schedule name, there is a way to do that without it showing up in the schedule title that appears on the sheet. If you want change the title, do not rename the schedule in the Project Browser; also, do not just edit the text in the schedule title cell, as this will rename the schedule too.
Instead, you should click in the schedule title cell, then click on the "Clear Cell" icon that appears in the ribbon - this literally removes all text from the title cell. You can then type in new text, which will not have the effect of renaming the schedule in the Project Browser.
Once the link has been broken between schedule title and schedule name, the title can be changed just by editing the text in the title cell.
Using this method you can keep the Area Scheme name in the Project Browser for multiple schedules of the same Area Scheme - and keep track of which is which. It would be good practice to teach all Revit users to do this as a matter of course.
Thanks for the tip, Dmitry