A dropdown list can be used within Excel to expedite your work and ensure standardized values across your data.
Ideate BIMLink will automatically create a dropdown list within the Excel file when these conditions are met:
Most of the properties supported by this functionality are built-in parameters where there are a controlled set of options for the allowed parameter values. Examples of this include, but are not limited to: Schedule Keys, Level, Phase, Phase Filter, Workset, View Template, Scope Box, Family and Type, Electrical Equipment: Circuit Naming, Space: Space Type, Structural Usage (for Walls and Footings), View Reference, View: Discipline and Zone: Service Type.
Additionally, custom parameters are also supported for any Material-based or Image-based parameter. To create dropdown lists in Excel for unsupported properties, refer to the topic Manually Create a Dropdown.
Assembly Codes, Keynotes, Area Types and Area Schemes, and other custom parameters not mentioned above are not currently supported but can be managed by the manual methods described below.
A dropdown list can also be created within Excel by using the Data Validation tool.
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