RevXL is a spreadsheet data link utility that allows users to import their existing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets into Autodesk® Revit® while preserving formatting, fonts, and information.
Given how integral spreadsheets are to the BIM and AEC industry, the ability to connect the functions of Microsoft Excel and Autodesk Revit is an absolute necessity. The built-in scheduling functions native to Revit lack a lot of the functions that users transitioning from Autodesk® AutoCAD® would expect. Data Links in AutoCAD were an absolute necessity in every project, regardless of scale. RevXL brings back the functionality of Data Links to Revit with an intuitive interface and efficient design.
Revit makes it very challenging to represent table data when elements don't necessarily exist in the project model. RevXL allows you to create links between existing spreadsheets and your Revit projects and updates them anytime you want. Links are saved regardless of whether or not the project is active so that every time you close and reopen the model, your links are right where you left them. More so, all links are created as Revit schedules which allow you drag and drop the Excel data link onto any sheet you want. Subsequent updates to the data link will update the information on any sheet that has an instance of the schedule - typical of Revit's usual functionality.
To use RevXL:
- Create a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel with any formatting, borders, font, style, and data you desire
- Launch RevXL for the "RevDev Studios" tab under the "Excel Link" panel
- Once the add-in has launched, click "Create Link" and navigate to the file you wish to link
- Select the worksheet you are interested in linking and then click "Import"
Your link will process and generate the Revit schedule with all the formatting and information that was held in the Excel spreadsheet. RevXL will easily save you days’ worth of time by streamlining the process of importing your important spreadsheet information to your projects. RevXL eliminates any time-consuming work arounds required to show your spreadsheet information in the format you desire. Furthermore, once a link is created it will exist for the lifetime of your project. Any changes that you make to your Excel spreadsheets can easily be updated in Revit in a matter of seconds.
This is a 14-days trial period application.