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Creating a Plumbing, HVAC, or Appliance Schedule

Reference Number: KB-00929 Last Updated: 12-13-2013 08:06 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite


QUESTION


I've noticed that some fixtures can be included in a plumbing, HVAC or appliance schedule, but do not see these in the Schedules Tools. How to I create one of these schedules?

ANSWER


You can create a plumbing, HVAC or appliance ­schedule by creating a Fixtures Schedule and then making a few simple changes to it.

To create a plumbing, HVAC or appliance schedule

  1. Open the plan file in which you would like to create one of these custom schedules.  


  2. Select CAD> CAD Detail Management  from the menu, and in the CAD Detail Management dialog, click New.  

    • You can also create a schedule in floor plan view; however, schedules, CAD blocks and other 2D objects that enhance your working drawings are more easily organized when placed in their own CAD Detail windows.  


  3. In the Create New CAD Detail dialog that appears, type a short, descriptive name for your detail, such as "Plumbing Schedule", then click OK.  

     


  4. In the new window that opens up, select Tools> Schedules> Fixtures Schedule  from the menu, then click in the drawing area to create a Fixtures Schedule.  


  5. Select the new schedule and click the Open Object  edit button.  


  6. On the General panel of the Fixture Schedule Specification dialog:  

     

    • Check only the type of schedule you wish to create under Objects to Include.  

    • For the Main Title, type the name that you would like for this schedule.  

    • Click OK to close the dialog and apply your changes.


To specify a symbol for inclusion in your schedule

  1. Select a symbol that you would like to include in your new schedule and click the Open Symbol  edit button.  

     


  2. On the Options panel of the Symbol Specification dialog, check the box beside Treat as Plumbing in Fixture Schedule, then click OK.