Read BOLTONS-2014-Readme.txt provided in the zip download first before you start using this tool.
BOLT-ONS include following commands.
1) Update Door From/To Room Information - Updates From/To Room information in door schedules
2) Occupancy Load Calculator - Calculates occupancy load for each Room and Area objects based on occupancy load factor specified
3) Custom Area Calculator - Calculates custom area for each Room and Area objects based on custom area factor specified - ***NEW in 2014
4) Room Sheet Generator - Generates Sheets for each room in an active project - ***NEW in 2014
UPDATE DOOR FROM/TO ROOM INFORMATION
This command is same as the one released as a standalone command last year. I simply packaged it in BOLOT-ONS. Read this blog post for how this command works.
blog post for how this command works.
You will have to add "Occupancy Load Factor" and "Occupancy Load" shared parameters (instance) to both ROOM and AREA objects.
CUSTOM AREA CALCULATOR
This is a new command. This command calculates 'custom area' based on actual area and custom area factor. This command supports ROOM and AREA objects. Add "Custom Area" and "Custom Area Factor" shared parameters (instance) in ROOM and AREA objects. Read BOLTONS-2014-Readme.txt for more details.
NOTE: Calculated custom area value is not dynamically linked with other values so if you change area size or custom area factor then you will have to rerun this tool to update custom area values.
ROOM SHEET GENERATOR
This is my favorite one in BOLT-ONS as this tool has a lot of potential to be used to generate punch lists, room data sheets etc.
This command generates a sheet per (placed) room object in an active project file and copies Room Name, Number, Level and Department information to the sheet objects (as long as you have equivalent shared parameters added to sheet and project). Also, generated sheets get name and number based on room name and number and the supplied sheet prefix.
When you run the tool, it will ask you to specific sheet number prefix and choose a title block family. You can use defalut sheet number prefix "RS" or specify your own. Select a title block family and click OK. I have tested this tool and it generates almost 1000 room sheets in 30 secs (of course depending on your pc spec).
You will have to add following shared parameters to your title block family and also the project file.
Once you add these parameters to your title block family, you can place them anywhere you like and the tool will copy Room values to these parameters. Read BOLTONS-2014-Readme.txt for more details.
TBL_Room Name [as Text type]
TBL_Room Number [as Text type]
TBL_Room Level [as Text type]
TBL_Department [as Text type]
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