Design changes are inevitable throughout the life of a Revit project. And because of this doors, rooms and other building elements may be added or deleted in the process. In turn, we go through a cycle of renumbering these categories of Revit elements, which equates to too much time spent renumbering, when we could be focusing on other tasks at hand. 

Now, with Ideate ReNumber you can easily re-number Revit elements by selection, path, or auto-update; create and even save customized renumbering rules.

Ideate ReNumber can be found along with other IdeateApps, and Ideate Software add-ons, in their own Ideate Software ribbon on the Revit User Interface.

Ideate Software Ribbon

Within the Ideate ReNumber dialog, you can create rules to be applied when renumbering doors in your project.

Ideate ReNumber Dialog Box

You also have several options for numbering sequence methods. For additional information on the different numbering methods, please visit this Ideate Software support page.

Ideate ReNumber Dialog Box

After deciding on the rule and numbering method, you can now start renumbering! A Preview dialog will give you information on the doors being renumbered. It shows the Revit element ID of the room, the Door Type, as well as the original and new value of the door number. Once you’ve reviewed the Preview dialog, and everything looks good – you can then accept changes!

Ideate ReNumber Preview Results

If you were to go through multiple design changes throughout a Revit project - and doors are perhaps deleted and/or added to your design in the process – you can continue to use the Ideate ReNumber tool to renumber the doors in your project.

Let’s take a closer look at how this tool can help streamline your design and documentation process when it comes to renumbering doors in Revit  watch this Ideate ReNumber Video.

About the Author

Katrina Vea Rodriguez, RA, AIA – AEC Application Specialist
Katrina is an AEC application specialist at the Ideate, Inc. San Francisco office. She is a California–licensed architect with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of the Philippines. Katrina has over 18 years of experience in the AEC industry with a focus on both commercial and hospitality projects. She is also a Revit Certified Professional with over 8 years of experience utilizing the software on both small and large scale projects, from programming to project close out.