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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

#Revit Tip - Occupancy Loads / Room Capacity Scheduling and Calculations

Source: http://therevitkid.blogspot.com/2011/03/revit-tip-occupancy-loads-room-capacity.html

13 hours ago by noreply@blogger.com (The Revit Kid)
An interesting issue that I worked through at the office today...  Thought I would share.

Basically, the issue is in the math.  When calculating the occupancy load using the schedule we had a parameter already in the schedule that divided the Room Area (based on the Revit Model) and the SF Per Person (A fixed number manually typed in based on certain factors).  This would then yield the Room Capacity.  Because we cannot have 1.75 of a person this number is usually rounded.  First, to round the number I used a Field Format override of (0 decimal places).  This rounds the number found up (if over 0.5) and down (if under 0.5).

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