Coordinate Scheduling with the Excitech Toolkit

The original Excitech Revit toolkit was created in 2009 to produce coordinate schedules of elements such as isolated foundations, structural columns and any family with a single insertion point. The toolkit provided a solution to those customers who needed to produce piling schedules. An extension to the toolkit was added in 2012 to allow the automatic renumbering of elements, again aimed at piling.

Old Excitech Toolkit - Coordinate Scheduling

The new Excitech Toolkit was introduced in 2018 and contains a greater number of tools and utilities to improve productivity in a number of different areas. The new toolkit also provides the option of scheduling coordinates from elements.

New Excitech Toolkit

Please see the video for a tutorial on how our toolkit is used to schedule coordinates.

 

Here you can see the tutorial for the new Revit Excitech Toolkit.

Below is the procedure to create a piling schedule and renumber the piles using our new toolkit.

  1. First you select the piles that are required to have coordinates. If you have used a foundation family that has piles nested into the pile cap then you will need to select the sub elements.

On the Excitech Toolkit ribbon in the Selection panel click the Filter command as shown below.

Excitech Toolkit Selection Tools

In the Filter dialog box select Structural Foundations and then the pile sub elements that you have used in your project.

Click OK to make the selection.

Excitech Toolkit Filter

2. On the Excitech Toolkit ribbon in the Analysis panel, click the Analyse drop down menu and select Insertion as shown below.

Excitech Toolkit Insertion Point

You will then see the Insertion Point to Parameter dialog box. Here you can select the internal origin of Revit, the Project Base Point or the Survey Point. For piling that has been set out using shared coordinates, click Survey Point.

Excitech Toolkit Insertion Point to Parameter

Click OK

3. Each pile will now have the following coordinates added. X coordinate, Y coordinate and Z coordinate. These coordinates are at the toe of the pile. X Top Coordinate, Y Top Coordinate and Z Top Coordinate are positioned at the top of the pile (this would also be the cut off level)

Excitech Toolkiit Coordinates

 

About lawrenceh

I am employed by Excitech, one of the largest Autodesk resellers in the UK, to provide training and other services such as implementation and project support to our clients. The main products I get involved with are Autodesk Revit Structure, Dynamo & Autodesk Inventor. My personal interests include aviation, engineering and walking.
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