Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Adding Revisions to a Sheet Index

Recently, I had someone make a request for adding an X to a column in a sheet index schedule for all the revisions that sheet had. Currently, they have to do it by hand and it is tedious.





















To get this to work, I added a parameter for each revision called "Seq #" (with # being the revision sequence number). I looped through each revision on each sheet and looked up it's sequence number, then add an X to the parameter matching it.

Here is a video showing how it fills in the sheet index schedule:






And the code...


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public void SheetRevisions()
{
 Document doc = this.ActiveUIDocument.Document;
 
 using (Transaction t = new Transaction(doc, "Revisions on Sheet"))
 {
  t.Start();
  
  // loop through all the sheets in the model
  foreach (ViewSheet vs in new FilteredElementCollector(doc).OfClass(typeof(ViewSheet)))
  {
   // get a list of all the Revision Ids for this sheet
   IList<ElementId> revIds = vs.GetAllRevisionIds();
   
   // if at least 1 Revision, continue
   if (revIds.Count > 0)
   {
    // loop through each of the Revision Ids
    foreach (ElementId eid in revIds)
    {
     // get the actual Revision element
     Element elem = doc.GetElement(eid);
     Revision rev = elem as Revision;
     
     // add an X to the parameter named "Seq #"
     vs.LookupParameter("Seq " + rev.SequenceNumber.ToString()).Set("X");
    }
    
   }
  }
  
  t.Commit();
 }   
}

3 comments:

  1. Awesome Troy! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hi!

    I keep getting:

    "} expected (CS1513) error"

    any ideas what I might be doing wrong??

    Thank you!

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  3. Good day Mr. Gates. Thanks for the help thus far. May I request a step-by-step explanation as how to make this work please. It seems my Revit skills (which I though were pretty good) are not enough to fill in the blanks. Thanks in advance.

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