Latest Schedule Information

For anyone working on a project started after the release of Template 18.2, we have a new system for scheduling non-door & window objects. Rather than using independent schedule tags, which are duplicates of most of the model elements they represent, I have mapped an IFC system to match the previous naming and identification system.

The advantage to this is that any object can be scheduled together, requiring fewer (or no) tag elements to create a schedule. The section you want to look for in the element selection settings is at the bottom of the settings window under Tags and Categories > IFC Properties, and should look something like the window below:

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The 01 QTY, 02 ITEM… fields replace the tag settings for all objects, including the tags (in case they are still needed for some hardware elements or surfaces).

If the IFC Properties field does not match what is shown above, it is simple to bring them up for any object. These 7 fields have been mapped for all object types in the latest template version. Just click on the Manage IFC Properties… button at the bottom to bring up a window like this:

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Open the Pset_ManufacturerTypeInfo… section and check boxes 01-07 and click OK.

Next check the specific schedule settings you want any element to be listed under. In the Criteria section look for the Name (Attribute) starts with line. For plumbing fixtures, the abbreviation is PF. This field is up in all IFC settings, and if you notice in the first image I have called the toilet under its IFC parameters to be called out as PF-TOILET 1. Now any additional fields filled out in items 1-7 added to the IFC settings list will populate the schedule:

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I will admit, this does potentially require an additional step (until I get the favorites updated to include these settings), but it does mean that literally anything can be scheduled together. Quite literally, it is possible to schedule a column, slab, wall, etc. element with the plumbing fixtures, hardware, etc.

If this is a little confusing at first, let me know when you get into scheduling, I can do small group or even one-on-one desk sessions to clarify. I think ultimately this will make scheduling a lot more flexible and easier to manage.





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