Friday, July 25, 2014

CBS Schedule Importer Add-in for Revit

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

The purpose of the CBS Schedule Importer is to create Autodesk® Revit® rooms and populate or update the Revit room parameters with values from an Excel file containing a schedule of accommodation.

A standard CodeBook Pro Project database is created during the import process. If doing a one off import, this file can be discarded. However, if retained, it can be used, on a future occasion, to update the previously imported rooms with changes made to the source Excel file.

The CodeBook Pro Project database can also be used with the CodeBook Pro software, taking advantage of the full functionality of libraries, templates and synchronization that CodeBook Pro provides.


  1. Create the Excel schedule of accommodation.
  2. Select the Excel file and define which Excel column should be mapped onto which Revit room parameter.
  3. Define the target CodeBook Project database details.
  4. Run the import.

 Alternatively, rather than using a schedule of accommodation created in Excel, a template file can be created from an existing Revit model. Additional columns of data can be added, or values edited. This can then be used to update the Revit project, taking advantage of the convenience of data editing with Excel.

The Import dialog

Parameter mapping

Template creation

There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.

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