How do I sync Area and Types from my Revit model to Spaces in Designer Pages?

2 min. readlast update: 10.17.2023

Only available for Designer Pages PRO Ultra and higher.

The Spaces functionality within Designer Pages PRO allows you to set up Area/Type/Room hierarchies, so you can organize products into Areas and Types. With the DP Sync plugin, you have the option to build this hierarchy in Revit and send this information to Designer Pages PRO together with component quantities.

Before you get started, you will need to create the following four custom parameters in Rooms: Area Name, Area Number, Type Name, and Type Number. Based on your workflow below, you may also need to create custom parameters for Type Quantity and Is Typical. 

The video below should help, though it's possible some of the user-interface elements may now be slightly outdated.

Once these custom parameters are created, launch into DP Sync using the Products tab, select the Project, fetch the products from Designer Pages PRO, and click OK. 

In the next screen (DP Sync - Family Tag), select the Spaces radio button. Note, you will be asked to map room area and type parameters. Click OK and then click the Spaces Option button beside the radio button to input this information.

Which Scenario is right for me?

Recognizing that Revit models are built in lots of different ways, we've developed this Spaces integration to support the following three scenarios.

Scenario 1: All Rooms/ All Components. 

Use this scenario if you draw all your furniture in each Room within your model. In order for this to work, the product families and quantities per Room within the same Type must always match throughout your model. 

Scenario 2: Type Quantity. 

Use this scenario if you only draw furniture for one Room in each Type within your model AND you only draw one Room per Type. You will need to utilize the Type Quantity custom parameter to indicate how many Rooms should exist within the Type.

Scenario 3: Typical Room. 

Use this scenario if you only draw furniture for one Room in each Type within your model AND you draw every Room within the Type. You will need to utilize the Is Typical custom parameter by checking the box for the Room within the Type with your furniture families. 

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