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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dept. of Hacking - Panel Report Custom Formatting

Hands down, Steve Stafford has the best Revit tips and tricks out there. Steve, I hope you don't mind my reposting of your hard work, but it does increase traffic and google rankings. For the rest of you, this is important stuff as I'm sure all of you are now using Revit MEP engineers aren't you? If not, go to www.Rossbar.com and ask for Ken Schriever. They're a fully implemented Revit MEP firm. Tell them I sent you. Enjoy Steve's post...

Repost: http://revitoped.blogspot.com/2009/11/dept-of-hacking-panel-report-custom.html

Faced with an odd situation where a field in Panel Reports will NOT display data I did some digging around today and then again tonight. I realized this evening that I could do some interesting things with the Panel Reports that I didn't really expect. First of all a file called PanelSchedule.xslt exists in the Program folder where Revit MEP is installed, which is typically located here:

C:\Program Files\Autodesk Revit MEP 2010\Program (64 bit and 32 bit OS)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk Revit MEP 2010\Program (32 bit Revit installed on 64 bit OS)

If you double click the file to open it, most likely, the VSTA (Visual Studio Tools for Applications) interface that is part of Revit will open to let you edit it. I created a video that clocks in just under five minutes to show the file and what I did to change the report. Here's what the finished report looks like.

Here's what the html file looks like after I added some text to the Description parameter field that I added.

You can just listen and watch the video here now too.

I've written about Panel Reports before HERE and HERE.

Source: Dept. of Hacking - Panel Report Custom Formatting:


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