Room Data Sheets SmartTool

RDS (Room Data Sheets) are used to capture the details and requirements of each space in a design. They are usually created by the client during the briefing (also called architectural programming in here the US) phase of the design process however, they may also be revised during the design process to reflect evolving requirements or to give a more complete and clearer overview for those who are responsible for the project’s execution.

The Room Data Sheets SmartTool allows you to create rooms (or space) sheets of data using a Revit project. It’s a fast and accurate tool that can be used for sheets, elevations and schedule views. The tool can create 3D plans elevations, plans, and schedule views of rooms or spaces.

The tool will default to the Room Numbering Template and Sheet Format that is created by the Revit Project. However, you can select an alternative sheet style and name from the Tool Options tab. Click the button ‘Load configuration … » on the toolbar to replace the current settings with previously saved configurations. This reduces the amount needed for manual rework for different dimensions and types of rooms.

The tab ‘Naming’ allows the user to choose if the selected room/space is included in the Sheet Name text box that is located on the left of the screen. « View Name » is the text that appears in the title bar of each view, and the ‘View Increment’ option specifies the increment between each view when it is placed on the sheet. The ‘Spacing’ option allows you to alter the spacing between each view. The ‘Exclude Titles from Estimating View Sizes for Sheets’ choice will prevent titles from being included in the calculation of the number of views on a sheet.