I have created a schedule in Revit and i just want to select that view in Dynamo and read the data as strings, so it gives me nested lists of each of the columns/rows in the schedule. I know I can return the elements but i want the entire table of information as it has been filtered and sorted. Any ideas?
You’ll need Python / Revit API. I believe there is a package that does this too but not sure which so maybe someone else on the forum can point you in the right direction.
I use this python script…next time, I’ll need to invoice you
If you use filters, this script will simply pick up the data thats visible
#Copyright 2016. All rights reserved. Bimorph Consultancy LTD, 5 St Johns Lane, London EC1M 4BH www.bimorph.co.uk #Written by Thomas Mahon @Thomas__Mahon email@example.com import clr clr.AddReference('ProtoGeometry') from Autodesk.DesignScript.Geometry import * # Import DocumentManager and TransactionManager clr.AddReference("RevitServices") import RevitServices from RevitServices.Persistence import DocumentManager from RevitServices.Transactions import TransactionManager from System.Collections.Generic import * # # Import RevitAPI clr.AddReference("RevitAPI") import Autodesk from Autodesk.Revit.DB import * doc = DocumentManager.Instance.CurrentDBDocument uiapp = DocumentManager.Instance.CurrentUIApplication app = uiapp.Application schedule = UnwrapElement(IN) # "Start" the transaction TransactionManager.Instance.EnsureInTransaction(doc) #count the number of rows and columns in the schedule table = schedule.GetTableData().GetSectionData(SectionType.Body) nRows = table.NumberOfRows nColumns = table.NumberOfColumns #Collect all of data from the schedule dataListRow =  for row in range(nRows): #Iterate through the rows. The second row is always a blank space dataListColumn =  for column in range(nColumns): #Iterate through the columns dataListColumn.Add( TableView.GetCellText(schedule, SectionType.Body, row, column) ) dataListRow.Add( dataListColumn ); # "End" the transaction TransactionManager.Instance.TransactionTaskDone() OUT = dataListRow
Haha cheers Tom, I thought I had seen a node in someones package that did it.
This is great. Thanks for sharing. I would just have two small comments:
you don’t need a Transaction for this as you are not creating anything but merely reading a data in a ViewSchedule
You don’t need a ProtoGeometry import since you never use any methods from that library.
Also, @Mark_Thorley1 as an alternative, and I am not sure what you want to do with the data, but if you want to take the data and write it out to Excel, you can do this:
# Copyright(c) 2016, Konrad K Sobon # @arch_laboratory, http://archi-lab.net # Import Element wrapper extension methods import clr clr.AddReference("RevitNodes") import Revit clr.ImportExtensions(Revit.Elements) # Import RevitAPI clr.AddReference("RevitAPI") import Autodesk from Autodesk.Revit.DB import * import sys pyt_path = r'C:\Program Files (x86)\IronPython 2.7\Lib' sys.path.append(pyt_path) #The inputs to this node will be stored as a list in the IN variable. dataEnteringNode = IN def ProcessList(_func, _list): return map( lambda x: ProcessList(_func, x) if type(x)==list else _func(x), _list ) def Unwrap(item): return UnwrapElement(item) if isinstance(IN, list): schedules = ProcessList(Unwrap, IN) else: schedules = [Unwrap(IN)] directory = IN def ExportSchedule(schedule, dir = directory): options = ViewScheduleExportOptions() # there are couple of options that can be set here: # ColumnHeaders: options are None, OneRow and MultipleRows options.ColumnHeaders = ExportColumnHeaders.MultipleRows # FieldDelimiter: input is a string. By default Tab is used options.FieldDelimiter = "," # HeadersFootersBlanks: if you want to export blank headers and footers just set it to True options.HeadersFootersBlanks = True # ExportTextQualifier: how to identify text fields. Options are None, Quote or DoubleQuote options.TextQualifier = ExportTextQualifier.DoubleQuote # Title: set to True if you wish to export it. options.Title = True schedule.Export(dir, schedule.Name + "_export.csv", options) try: errorReport = None ProcessList(ExportSchedule, schedules) except: # if error accurs anywhere in the process catch it import traceback errorReport = traceback.format_exc() #Assign your output to the OUT variable if errorReport == None: OUT = schedules else: OUT = errorReport
Result when you import it into an Excel would be this:
This is a method that is available in API for exporting ViewSchedules directly to CSV, TSV or any other delimited text files. Hope this helps!
@Konrad_K_Sobon nice one, appreciate the tips!