Tag element compound layer structure with Dynamo

14/08/2018

On our drawings we often need to report all the element layers – name and thickness. Standard Revit tools and workflows doesn’t allow to do this easily. You could use material tags, but there will be different tag for each layer. You could try different scenarios but everytime you should combine couple of elements to do this. Here is our way using a little help from Dynamo. We are using line based detail item family. This custom family has parameteres for the number of rows and the text on each row. We use Dynamo to read the information from the element which the detail item is crossing and then writes this information back to the detail item family. The information is the material and thickness of each layer.