In AutoCAD, we usually put 3′-0″(PR) in the the door width field to indicate a pair of door in the Door Schedule. But in Revit, door width for a pair of door reads as 6′-0″ in the Door Schedule. I wish Revit has an option to set the width to read as either 6′-0″ or 3′-0″ (PR). It really bothers me for a while. The door is actually (2) 3′-0″ door, but the door schedule makes it look like the door is (1) 6′-0″ wide door. I understand we can always refer back to the door elevation for reference, but making it clear in the door schedule will make our life easier when reviewing shop drawings during CA.
Instead of complaining what Revit can’t do, why don’t we look for a work around solution? I believe conveying the information clearly in the construction documents is the key. My solution? I add a new column next to the door size called Single / Pair. This column indicates whether the door is a single or double door. I will go one step further to make this an automatic populated field to avoid human error.
To get started, open up the Door Schedule. Click on the Field button in Properties.
Once the Schedule Properties menu opens, click the Calculated Value button. I am going to input a formula to make it automatically show the door as either Single or Pair in the Door Schedule.
In the Calculated Value window, input the field as shown in the image below.
In the Name field, call it the name you want it to show in the Door Schedule column title. In the Formula field, type in
What this formula mean is: if the door width is not greater than 4′-0″, input “Single”; otherwise, input “Pair”. The word “width” you see in the formula is actually the name of the door width parameter. If you name the door width parameter something different, change that word in the formula accordingly by clicking on the […] box to select the correct parameter. You can also change 4′ to a different number to fit your project need. I put in 4′ just because my project only have 3′-0″ and 6′-0″ doors.
Exit Schedule Properties and go back to our Door Schedule. You should see a new column added into your schedule. In my case here, it is called Singe / Pair. You can see that the fields are all automatically populated based on the door width. This make it very clear to see which door is single or double.
This is my response to the problem. If you have a better solution, please don’t hesitate to share it with us!