Room Occupancy Load Tag in Revit View

As an Architect, I find it helpful to be able to look at a floor plan and see the occupancy load for each room, and some building permit reviewers require this information be shown on the plan.  My previous blog article addressed creating a schedule in Revit to show occupancy loads for rooms.  This article will take off from that point and desmonstrate how to create a room tag to place on a floor plan view that shows the occupancy load of the room.

The previous blog article addresses how to create the parameters that will be used in this tag, so it is important to go through the process of creating those Room Occupancy schedules prior to creating this tag.  This tag is dependent on those schedules.

  • In the Project Browser, right-click on the Room Tag family (under Annotation Symbols) and choose to Edit the family.
  • Select the Edit Label function from the Label panel on the Modify|Label tab.
  • In the Edit Label dialog box, select the Add Parameter button in the lower left corner and select the Occupancy Load Tag Value parameter.
  • Back in the Edit Label dialog box, select that parameter and pick the Add Parameter to Label button in the middle of the dialog box.  In the Prefix column, type Occ =  (or whatever else you desire) and pick the OK button.
  • Adjust the location of that label as desired for display purposes.
  • Select the Family Types function on the Properties panel of the Modify tab.
  • Pick the Add… button on the right side of the Family Types dialog box to add a new parameter named “Show Occupancy Load”.
    • Type based
    • Type of Parameter:  Yes/No
    • Group parameter under:  Graphics
  • Pick the New… button on the upper right corner of the Family Types dialog box to add a new type named Room Tag with Occupant Load.
  • Place a checkmark next to the new Show Occupancy Loadparameter so that this label will be displayed for this room tag type.
    • Make sure that Show Occupancy Load is not checkmarked for the other family types.
  • Exit the Family Type dialog box.
  • Select that new label and go to the Properties palette.  Pick the button to the right end of the “Visible” option.
    • In the Associate Family Parameter dialog box, select the Show Occupancy Load option and pick the OKbutton.
      • This ties the visibility of this label to the Show Occupancy Load parameter, so when that parameter is on, this label will be seen.
  • Load this revised tag into the project with the Load into Project button on the Family Editorpanel.
    • Select the “Overwrite the existing version and its parameter values” option if asked.
  • The following illustrates the appearance of the tag in the project file:

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2 thoughts on “Room Occupancy Load Tag in Revit View

  1. Doug,

    I seem to get everything to work with the Schedule and the parameters, however, I am stumped at getting the occupant load to show in the room tag. I’ve followed these steps to a t, I seem to be missing something?

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