Creating a Plumbing, HVAC, or Appliance Schedule

Reference Number: KB-00929
Last Modified: June 11, 2019

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 Schedules 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.

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  from the menu, then click in a blank area to create a fixture 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 Fixture Schedule Specification dialog that opens:  

    Specify the Main Title and the Objects to Include within the Fixture Schedule Specification dialog 

    • Check only the type of objects you wish to include in the schedule 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 that opens, select the appropriate option under the Schedules heading, then click OK.

    Choose how to treat the symbol when added to a schedule