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    Material take-off schedules list the sub-components or materials of any Revit family. Material take-off schedules have all the functionality and characteristics of other schedule views, but they allow you to show more detail about the assembly of a component. Any material that is placed in a component within Revit can be scheduled.

    Click View tab (1), Create panel, Schedules drop-down (2), Material Take-off (3).

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    In the New Material Take-off dialog, click a category for the material take-off schedule, and click OK.

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    In the Material Take-off Properties dialog, for Available Fields, select the material attributes.

    Optionally, sort and group, or format the schedule.  Then, select Calculated Value.

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    Once you have selected Calculated Value and set the following parameters (as shown below). Make sure you leave a space after each name in the formula, also after the colon.

    • Name: Total Cost of Square Metres
    • Discipline: Common
    • Type: Number
    • Formula: (Material: Area/ 1) * Material Cost

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    Select OK.

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