RDS (Room Data Sheets) are used to document the details and requirements of each space in a project. These are usually prepared by the client at the time of briefing (also called architectural programming in the US) of the design process. They can be updated throughout the design process https://searchstreams.info/what-is-an-alternate-data-stream to reflect changes or to give an easier understanding to those responsible for delivering the project.

The Room Data Sheets SmartTool is an accurate and reliable sheet view and schedule building utility that can be used to create rooms (or space) data sheets within the Revit project. The tool can generate 3D plans, 3D elevations and schedule views for rooms or spaces, all of which are named parametrically and numbers on new sheets.

The tool will default to the Room Numbering Template and Sheet Format that is determined by the Revit Project. However, you can select an alternative style of sheet and name from the Tool Options tab. You can also click ‘Load Config’ …’ on the toolbar to load previously saved configurations that will replace the current settings. This helps reduce the amount manual re-work required for each different room or space type and size.

The tab ‘Naming’ permits the user to choose whether the selected room/space is included in the sheet’s Name text box that appears on the left of the screen. The ‘View Title: option specifies the text that appears in the title bar for each view. View Increment is the number of increments that exist between each view on the sheet. The option ‘Spacing’ can be set to control the space between each view on the sheet and the ‘Exclude View Names in estimating view sizes on Sheets’ option will prevent titles from being included when determining the number of views that can fit on a single page.