Creating a Plumbing, HVAC, or Appliance Schedule

Reference Number: KB-00929
Last Modified: January 10, 2020

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 in the Schedule Tools. How to I create one of these schedules?


You can create a plumbing, HVAC or appliance schedule by creating a Fixtures Schedule, and then making a few simple changes to it. A custom schedule could also be made 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:  

    Choose what categories to include and change the title of the schedule

    • Check the categories you'd like to include under Categories to Include. In this example, Fixture> Plumbing is selected.

    • 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 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 category box. In this example, Fixture> Plumbing is selected.

    You can specify how you want an object to be included in a schedule as.