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Spaces are typically scheduled to analyze their data to determine the performance of systems.
However, creating a Space schedule can also help with model maintenance or quality control.
A very simple Space schedule can be a useful tool for removing unwanted or misplaced spaces, reducing the risk of performing analysis of an incorrect model.
Spaces can be placed into a model manually or by using the Place Spaces Automatically tool on the Modify | Place Space contextual tab. The one drawback to the automated process is that Revit will place a Space object in any enclosed area that is bounded by objects defined as Room
Bounding and that is 0.25 square feet or larger. This often results in Space objects being placed in pipe and duct chases or column wraps and other small enclosures. In a large model, it could be time-consuming to search for all the unwanted Space objects, making the automation of space placement seem unreasonable. When these spaces are found, deleting them removes them from the model only. They still exist in the project and could be inadvertently used again or have unnecessary analysis performed on them.
Consider creating a simple Space schedule that will quickly identify any unwanted spaces and allow you to delete them all completely from the project with a few clicks. When you link in an architectural model, one thing you need to do is set the Room Bounding parameter so that it will define the boundaries of your spaces. Placing a space within the same boundaries as a
Room object will associate that space with the architectural Room object. So, unless your architect has placed Room objects in areas such as chases or column wraps, you can easily see which of your spaces match up with the rooms.
Figure 7.24 shows the settings for a Space schedule that can be used to eliminate unwanted spaces. The schedule is sorted and grouped by room number so that all spaces without an associated room will be listed together at the top of the schedule.
The unwanted spaces can be highlighted in the schedule and then removed from the project by using the Delete button on the ribbon. You cannot use the Shift or Ctrl keys, but you can click and drag your cursor to select multiple rows within a Revit schedule.

The Schedule Properties dialog box for a Space schedule contains an additional tab for creating and managing an embedded schedule. This allows you to create an additional schedule that is set up “inside” your Space schedule. On the Embedded Schedule tab, you can select the box to
include an embedded schedule within your Space schedule and choose the model category you want to schedule. When you click the Embedded Schedule Properties button in the lower-left corner, a new Schedule Properties dialog box appears. You can then set up the embedded schedule in the same way you would set up a regular one. The Appearance tab is not available in an embedded schedule because the settings are controlled by the host schedule.
Figure 7.25 shows the Fields tab of a Lighting Fixture schedule that is embedded into a Space schedule. The fixtures in the embedded schedule are sorted and grouped by the Type Mark parameter, and grand totals are shown.

Figure 7.24
Space schedule

Figure 7.25
Embedded Light
Fixture schedule

The information within the embedded schedule will be included in the host Space schedule, as shown in Figure 7.26. By creating this type of schedule, you can see how many elements are
associated with each space.

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