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Schedules and Quantities

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Key Terms

The following key terms were used in this lesson:

Schedule

A live view of project elements within the model that can be used to enumerate items, including building objects (walls, doors, windows, and so forth); calculate material quantities or areas and volumes; or list project sheets, text notes, keynotes, and so on.

Tag

A text label for elements such as doors, walls, windows, that displays information about that element in a view. Tags are typically used to provide a reference between objects in a view and a row in a schedule of the building elements.

Parameter

A data value that describes a property of a building element.  Parameters are also commonly called fields.

Calculated Value

A parameter whose value is calculated based on a formula that relates other parameters of the same element.