Creating a Plumbing, HVAC, or Appliance Schedule

Reference Number: KB-00929
Last Modified: February 7, 2022

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


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


You can create a plumbing, HVAC or appliance schedule by creating a Fixture Schedule, and then making a few simple changes to it. A custom schedule could also be created with any of the available categories.

To create a plumbing, HVAC or appliance schedule

  1. Select CAD> CAD Detail Management  from the menu.  

    • A schedule can be created in floor plan view; however, schedules, CAD blocks and other 2D objects that enhance your working drawings are more easily organized when placed in a CAD Detail window.  

  2. Choose to Open the Schedules Detail located in the CAD Detail Management dialog, or click New to create a separate CAD detail window. 

    Selecting the Schedules Detail option and choosing Open

  3. In the CAD detail window, select Tools> Schedules> Fixtures Schedule  or Tools> Schedules> Custom Schedule  from the menu, then click in a blank area to create the schedule.  

  4. Using the Select Objects tool, click on the newly placed schedule and select the Open Object  edit button.  

  5. On the General panel of the Schedule Specification dialog that opens:  

    Schedule Specification dialog on the General panel

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

      In this example, we have chosen Plumbing Fixture Schedule for the title.

    • Check the categories you'd like to include under the Categories to Include section. Multiple categories can be selected to be included in the schedule, if desired.

      In this example, both the Plumbing and Indoor boxes are checked under the Fixture category.

    • Choose the Columns to Include in the schedule.

    • In X14 and newer program versions, check the box for Swap Rows/Columns box to swap the position of column headings with row headings.

    • Navigate to the Main, Title, and/or Header Text Style panels to change the text properties for those respective elements of the schedule.

      In X13 and prior program versions, only the Text Style panel is available, which affects all of the text in the schedule.

    • Make any other desired changes, then click OK.

To specify an object for inclusion in your schedule

  1. Select an object that you would like to include in your new schedule and click the Open Object  edit button. 

  2. On the Schedule panel of the Specification dialog that opens, select the desired categories by clicking the Include in Schedule As radio button and checking the appropriate boxes.

    In this example, we have specified the Bowl Sink from the Chief Architect Core Catalogs to be part of the Plumbing subcategory under Fixture. This is also the default schedule category for this sink, so if we didn't choose the Include in Schedule As radio button and left the Auto Schedule Category option selected, this sink would still appear in our Plumbing Fixture schedule.

    Fixture Specification on the Schedule panel

  3. Click OK.

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