Introduction & Background to the Interactive Schedule
ArchiCAD’s Interactive Schedule function allows you to automatically generate schedules. Unlike simple lists created with the commands of the Document > Schedules and Lists menu, the Interactive Schedule not only displays quantities and other parameters – you can actually edit it. This makes it possible to notice and correct inconsistencies resulting from a data entry error or from the merging of the work of several people on different parts of the same project.
For example, the schedule may allow you to detect that all but one of the thirty or forty doors placed in your building have the same height and width. You can then select this door directly from the schedule and check whether there is a reason for this inconsistency. If you find that this was a mistake, then you can correct the setting in the schedule and automatically update the door in all views.
Similarly, it’s easy to double-check how many of the doors open to the right or the left. There are two categories of Interactive Schedules:
- Element Lists show characteristics of simple construction elements.
- Component Lists are optimized to list information about each component of composite elements (composite walls, slabs, roofs and/or multi-component profile elements
You will now see the view “Element” at the bottom of the Navigator – View Map. Expand the “Element” View and select Door or Window List then click on the button at bottom of Navigator – View Map > “Settings…”
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