Weekly Workflow: Use Schedules and Filters to Track Imported Objects in Revit

It can be challenging to keep track of imported objects in Revit, especially when teams are combining model elements from a variety of different applications. When teams are equipped to keep track of where the imported elements were originally modeled, it can help to streamline design changes and QA/QC process.

When imported objects have distinct parameters from native Revit objects, it’s easy to create schedules and view filters that highlight these objects. For example, our Conveyor app sends elements from Rhino to Revit with these schedulable parameters:

  • File path to the Rhino document the element came from
  • Timestamp of last update
  • Layer the object came from
  • Identity data (such as the Rhino Object ID)

Users can create a schedule in Revit that itemize the imported elements with these parameters. Similarly, a visual filter can be applied to 2D or 3D views that change the appearance of imported objects. The video tutorial below demonstrates the process.

This workflow tip is not exclusive to models with Conveyor-imported elements, but if you’d like to give Conveyor V4 a try you can start with our free 30-day trial!

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