Use Ideate ReNumber to Include the Revit Linked File Room Number

When large Revit projects are split into multiple files, quite often the Room or Space elements end up existing within a linked Revit file. The parent file may contain other elements such as Doors, Fixtures, Equipment, Lighting etc. that may need to reference information from the Room or Space elements within the linked Revit file. 

This lack of information will not deter Ideate ReNumber!

With Ideate ReNumber, elements that exist within the parent file can easily be numbered based on the Room or Space number found within a linked file. This functionality was added to Ideate ReNumber with the May 2017 release of IdeateApps.

To take advantage of this functionality, all you need to do is ensure that you are using a Rule that specifies whether you are looking at the Room or Space data. Ideate ReNumber will then determine which file the data lives in, and use that to populate your element with a new number.  For example, the out-of-the-box sample Rule called “Lighting” is designed to automate Lighting Fixture numbering based on the Space Number as shown:

Automate Lighting numbers based on the Space number with Ideate ReNumber for Revit

However, you can also import a Rule from the Bonus folder called “Lighting — Room”. This Rule references the Room Number field as shown:

Lighting Fixtures numbered by Room with Ideate ReNumber for Revit

RELATED TOPIC: Ideate BIMLink — Linked Files and Room Data

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