A schedule is a tabular display of information, extracted from the properties of the elements in a project. A schedule can list every instance of the type of element you are scheduling, or it can collapse multiple instances onto a single row, based on the schedule's grouping criteria.
You can create a schedule at any point in the design process. As you make changes to the project that affect the schedule, it automatically updates to reflect those changes. You can add a schedule to a drawing sheet. See Adding a Schedule to a Sheet.
You can export a schedule to another software program, such as a spreadsheet program.
Types of Schedules
You can create several types of schedules:
You have several choices available for formatting the look of the schedule. You can
- Specify the order and type of properties to display
- Create totals
- Create your own custom properties, which you can then include in the schedule
- Apply phases to a schedule
- Set conditions to apply background color to cells in the schedule in order to verify design parameters are met.
- Mouse-wheel scrolling is available in schedule views. Move the mouse wheel to scroll vertically. Hold Shift and move the wheel to scroll horizontally.
- You can select an element in a non-schedule view from a schedule view. This works best if you are tiling windows. (To tile windows, click View tabWindows panel Tile.) To view an element in a non-schedule view, click in the element’s cell in the schedule, and then click Modify Schedule/Quantities tabSchedule panel Highlight in Model. The Show Elements in View dialog displays. You can continue to click Show in this dialog to open other views that show the element.