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How to Effortlessly Export Schedules to PDF

Archi Communications Team

July 23, 2023
How to Effortlessly Export Schedules to PDF

Greetings, architectural trailblazers and engineering maestros! As you know, we're here each week providing you with the most efficient tools to supercharge your workflow. Today, we're delving into an indispensable feature of our application, "Reports," and trust us, this is going to make your Autodesk Revit journey smoother than ever: exporting schedules to PDF!

In our digitally evolving world, PDF holds a solid ground, especially in the building industry. It's like the trusty hammer in your toolbox - reliable and relevant. And who are we to mess with perfection? Instead, let's make it even more efficient with Reports. 

While Autodesk Revit does not natively export schedules to PDF, leading to a multi-step and manual splitting of schedules across sheets, Reports steps up to save the day. With nearly a one-click operation, you can publish multi-page documents with pre-set page sizes and automatic page numbering. 

The real icing on the cake? All your settings, from page size to fonts, even your logo, are saved and can be shared among all project users. This makes re-exporting the Revit schedules faster than ever. Let's jump into the action!

Chapter 1: How to Export a Revit Schedule to PDF:

Thanks to its intelligent algorithm, Reports detects the schedule contents and selects the most appropriate page size. Follow these steps to export your Revit schedule to PDF using Reports:

1. Launch Reports: Start by firing up the Reports application.

Export Revit Schedules to PDF main dialog

2. Choose the Schedule: Identify and select the schedule you wish to convert into a PDF.

Select Revit Schedule to export to PDF

3. Adjust the Settings: Modify the page size, orientation, and fonts as required.

Settings of the Revit schedules to export to PDF

4. Preview the PDF: Take advantage of the preview window for a full-page preview of your soon-to-be PDF.

5. Hit Publish: Finally, click on 'Publish' to export your schedule as a PDF.Preview Revit Schedules to PDF

Final remarks

And that's it - your digital routine just got a whole lot easier! By making the tedious task of schedule exporting into a virtually single-click operation, Reports allows you more time for innovation and less time for monotony. After all, we believe you should be spending your valuable time designing the future, not wrestling with manual tasks.

The shared settings feature ensures that your team maintains a consistent style, creating a unified and professional appearance across all your projects. With Reports, you're not just working efficiently; you're working smart.

Be sure to tune in next week for more tips and tricks designed to streamline your Autodesk Revit workflows. Until then, keep pushing boundaries and creating a better tomorrow. 

Happy designing, folks!