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RDS (Room Data Sheets) are used to capture the details and requirements for each space in a design. They are typically created by the client during the briefing (also called architectural programming in the US) phase of the design process but may also be updated during the design process to reflect evolving requirements or to provide more complete and precise overview for those who are responsible for delivering the project.

The Room Data Sheets SmartTool is an accurate and efficient sheet that lets you view and schedule your building tool for building room (or space) sheets of data in the Revit project. The tool can create 3D plans, elevations, and schedule views of spaces or rooms.

The default setting is to use the Room Numbering template as well as the Sheet Format that are set by the Revit project however, a different sheet name and style can be selected from the Tool Options tab. Alternatively, click ‘Load Configuration …’ on the toolbar to load previously saved configurations that will replace the current settings. This can reduce the amount of manual rework required for different rooms and types.

The tab ‘Naming’ lets the user to choose if the space or room is included in the Sheet Name text box that appears on the left side https://searchstreams.info of the screen. The ‘View Name’ field is the text that appears in the title bar of each view, while the ‘View Increment’ option specifies the increment between each view after it is placed on the sheet. The option ‘Spacing’ can be set to control the space between each view on the sheet and the ‘Exclude View Titles in Estimating View Sizes on Sheets:’ will prevent titles from being included when determining the number of views that could fit on a page.