07 Feb

Revit Add-in: Create List of Floor, Wall, Roof or Ceiling layers

Schedule wall layers with materials and thicknesses (widths) in Revit … I could not wait anymore for Autodesk so I solve it this weekend by myself.

Here’s the short video instructions on how to get it to work:

It works with all layered categories in Revit.

You can use Engipedia shared parameters files, or you can create your own.

Download Shared Parameters and tags from the Warehouse




Description and features

Add-in analyses all layered structures in Revit project, looking for material names and layer widths (thicknesses). Materials, widths, and material layers with widths can be written into multi-line Type parameters of all six layered categories (Ceilings, Floors, Site > Pads, Roofs, Structural Foundations and Walls).

These parameters can be used to show in tags and schedules.

  • Tree structure displays all layered structure types, materials and widths (thicknesses), showing:
    • Red color shows missing materials (<By Category> )
    • Core layers are underlined
    • Structural materials are bold and blue (or bold red if the material is missing)
  • Units can be set: millimeters, centimeters, decimeters, meters, decimal inches and decimal feet
  • Unit format can be set: number of decimals and trailing zeros


DISCLAIMER: The software add-in is safe and made with best intentions. Author tested the add-in on his system but there are no guaranties it will work on your system, nor can be responsible for potential damage. Please test the add-in on non-critical project first.
If needed, you can always delete the add-in from %appdata%\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\**your revit version number** folder(s).

5 thoughts on “Revit Add-in: Create List of Floor, Wall, Roof or Ceiling layers

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    • Hi Ivan,
      it’s not possible since add-in writes into parameters and you cannot write into linked files. The only way is to open linked file and run the add-in. Add-in will write layers information into parameters, then you can go into your main file and tag elements from linked file. Make sure to use shared parameters in both linked file, main file and tags.
      It is also important to run the add-in again every time layered structures are changed since information in layers are not “live”.

      In Croatian:
      Ne, to nije moguće jer Revit ne dopušta zapisivanje u linkane modele. Aplikacija čita slojeve i upisuje u parametre. Jedini način je da otvoriš linkani model posebno, u njemu pokreneš aplikaciju, ona će zapisati informaciju o slojevima u taj model. Zatim u glavnom modelu možeš tagirati (označavati) te elemente, ali moraš učitati share-ane parametre u linkani model, glavni model i tag.
      Također, bitno je znati da svaki put kad se slojevi promijene, potrebno je aplikaciju ponovo pokrenuti jer informacije nisu “žive”.

    • Hi, Bora! Sorry, I don’t understand what you meant? If you are referring to the Warehouse, that’s the zone reserved for our paying customers only.

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