Use a Revit File List

Multiple Revit models can be added to a task by manually picking Files. An alternate method of specifying the Revit files for an Ideate Automation task is to use a RevitFileList.txt formatted text file. It’s easy to create a RevitFileList using the AUT-Generate_Revit_File_List script. 

The benefits to using a this method are:

The Revit Files: variable is typically at the top of the list of Task Script Variables. Most scripts will also have a R Use File List option immediately below. that can be toggled on or off. This provides the option to reference a formatted .txt file, that lists Revit models and the relevant information about them such as file name, path, and release year. When this option is checked, the field above named Revit Files: is replaced with Revit File List: as shown in the animation below.

To create a Revit File List, start from the script named AUT-Generate_Revit_File_List shown below.

The Task Script Variables are as follows:

In this example below, we have browsed to select ž Live Cloud Models and set the following options to narrow down our selection.

Click Select Files when complete. The Task Script Variables are displayed, and a network location is chosen to save the file.

Pick Next to Confirm Task Selections and choose Save and Run. Here are the results from our example.

NOTE: If you need a list that contains more than ~100 models, you can run the AUT-Generate_Revit_File_List script multiple times to build a larger .txt file. It’s recommended you create a new task each time rather than cloning the task that was last run. This way you don’t have to delete each previous file in the Revit Files: variable. Each additional time the script is run, make sure the R Append To File option is selected.

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