RDS (Room Data Sheets) are used for capturing the details and requirements for each space in a design. They are typically created by the client during the briefing (also known as architectural programming in the US) phase of the design process but they can also be revised during the design process to reflect changing requirements or to present an accurate and complete view for those in charge of delivering the project.

The Room Data Sheets SmartTool allows you to create rooms (or space), data sheets using a Revit project. It is a quick and precise tool that can be used to create sheets, elevations and schedule views. The tool is able to generate 3D plans, 3D elevations and view schedules for rooms or spaces, all of which are parametrically named and numbering new sheets.

The tool will default to the Room Numbering Template and Sheet Format that is created by the Revit Project. However, you can select a different sheet style and name by clicking the Tool Options tab. Alternately, click ‘Load’ …’ on the toolbar to load previously saved configurations that will replace the current settings. This can reduce the amount of manual work required to change the settings for different dimensions and types of rooms.

The tab ‘Naming’ lets the user data management tutorial to choose whether the selected room/space is included in the sheet’s Name text box which appears on the left of the screen. ‘View Name:’ specifies the text that appears in the title bar of each view, and “View Increment” indicates the number increments between each view once it is placed on the sheet. The ‘Spacing:’ option can be set to control the space between each view on the sheet and’Exclude View Titles when estimating the size of views on Sheets’ option will stop titles from being included in determining the amount of views that are able to fit on a single page.