Revit Panel Schedules Not Updating

I have run into a quirky situation with Revit electrical panel schedules that I want to pass along.

When using Revit MEP for electrical design, part of the process is creating circuits and then adding that circuit to a panel or switchboard.  The Trip Rating of the circuit sets the size of the breaker on the panel or switchboard, so it is shown on the electrical panel or switchboard schedule appropriately.  If the Trip Rating is changed, the breaker size automatically updates on the panel schedule.  All is good.

The panel/switchboard schedule is then placed on a sheet for documentation/printing purposes.

The problem:  Sometimes the updated Trip Rating does not update on the sheet although it is actually updated and correct in the panel schedule.

This creates a strange situation where the information shown on the sheet is not the same as the information shown in the actual panel schedule view.

Fortunately, when the project file is closed and then re-opened, the sheet will update to show the correct trip rating (breaker) size.

2 thoughts on “Revit Panel Schedules Not Updating

  1. You really make it seem really easy with your presentation but I in finding this topic to be really something that I believe I would by no means understand. It kind of feels too complicated and extremely vast for me. I am taking a look forward in your next submit, I’ll try to get the grasp of it!

  2. I used Dynamo to fix this problem. Please see my Dynamo Graph here: https://forum.dynamobim.com/t/data-exchange-between-electrical-equipment-and-electrical-circuit/39469/8

    Everything started with a problem in my families. In my families, when Panelboards are overloaded, the user will change the size of the MCB Rating and that will change the bussing of the panel and also its physical dimensions. Well, the problem is that revit users might forget that they also need to update the Rating parameter in the Panel Schedule. To avoid this problem, I created a graph that will update the schedules based on the MCB Rating. You can also change the Rating in the Panel Schedule and update the MCB Rating in the equipment. When I did this I faced the issue with the panel schedule views not showing the correct information. so then the link above does the trick and also contains my graph for data exchange.

    I hope it helps,

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