Scan to BIM: A standard template for all Views and Schedules

A standard template for all Views and Schedules in Scan to BIM projects

As you know, a schedule is a display of information in the format of a table, extracted from the properties of the elements in a project. A schedule can record every instance of the type of element you are scheduling.

Besides naming conventions for views and schedules, we’re going to share with you the standard template to apply for all views and schedules in Scan to BIM process. Why is this necessary? How do we use it? Let’s discover it in detail right now.

1. What is a standard template for all Views and Schedules?

Schedule and view templates are templates that apply to schedules, material take-offs, sheet lists, view lists, and views. They can be created and modified in the Revit tool. This consists of being transferred with project standards.

Scan to BIM services - a template for views and schedules

In our Scan to BIM project, we assure that all views and schedules have a standard the client template applied to them.

2. Why do all views and schedules have a standard template?

In every Scan to BIM project, we aim to create a structured 3D BIM model. So these templates are created with the purpose of displaying the exact characteristics of each view and schedule. The use of the right template for each view and schedule will help to show correctly the objects on the view and schedule.

For example, the plan template will be applied for the view of the plan level. This enables you to accurately display the objects and the information on the plan. It can be a door swing direction, room building, floor cote. Similarly, the section template will show the elements and the information of the one.
In the following example, we assign the floor plan with the template G-VB-2D_VR_1.5m that demonstrates the information of the floor cote, door tag, materials, and other annotations.

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3. How do we use it?

These templates are extremely useful for you in some situations like exporting drawings from the model. By this time, we need to use the exact template for each drawing. To check if the template you’re using is correct, you can click to “View” and check it in the “Properties” section. In case, the template is lost and you forget what the original one is you may open the setup file to see and apply it again.

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Scan to BIM - assign template

The important thing to remember is that we should not change the original template. If you want to use that view template, then you need to duplicate and customize it. For example, duplicating the plan to adjust the model, then you need to delete it if everything has done.

Scan to BIM - delete template
We can have a standard template for all Views (the plan, the section, 3D view) and Schedules.

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3. In conclusion

Throughout lots of Scan to BIM projects we’ve implemented for the client, we realize that following the standard naming convention will bring an enormous advantage for the project team now and in the future. We believe if you do start to use these standards it will be fantastic for your BIM projects. You will be able to make these great searches, not just on one asset, but across all assets.

Do you have a standard template for your Views and Schedule within a project? If not, let’s in touch with us to know more about them.