Ideate BIMLink can be utilized to batch rename and renumber sheets in your Revit Project. The Revit interface has limitations in terms of editing large amount of data. BIMLink allows you to edit model data by exporting it to Excel and pushing it back into Revit. Here is how you can do it in the latest version of Ideate BIMLink:
Or – create the link utilizing the “By Schedule” if you already have a Sheet List Schedule created in your project.
In this first sheet renumbering exercise, we will rename A104 and A105 as follows:
Save the excel file and import the data back into Revit via BIMLink. You will notice the following issue:
This error message is expected as Revit doesn’t allow duplicated values for Sheet numbers. The new Sheet numbers picked are already used in the project which triggered the “Sheet number is already in use” error message.
One way to resolve this issue is to perform a two-step Excel Importing process through BIMLink. First, importing a new sheet number that isn’t already used in the project by utilizing a unique placeholder character as a suffix, example: “A105-”. Then, edit the excel file again by removing the placeholder character and Importing the second time. As follows:
Then Import again!
The above is an example of two lines of data. The same process applies for large amount of data for information that cannot be duplicated in the project such as sheet numbers.
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