What is Autodesk Revit DB Link?

What database does Revit use?

Revit DB Link allows you to maintain a relationship between a Revit project and a Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, or ODBC database.

Does Revit have a database?

Revit is a single file database that can be shared among multiple users. Plans, sections, elevations, legends, and schedules are all interconnected, and if a user makes a change in one view, the other views are automatically updated.

How do I extract data from Revit?

Export Revit Data to a Database

  1. On the Link Revit Model with Database dialog, select MS Access.
  2. Select a recently used connection, or click Select a new connection to create a new connection. If you selected Select a new connection, the Select database dialog displays. Browse to the desired location. …
  3. Click Export.

Open an existing model, and link another model to it.

  1. Open an existing model or start a new model. You will link another model into this model.
  2. Click Insert tab Link panel (Link Revit).
  3. In the Import/Link RVT dialog, select the model to link. …
  4. For Positioning, specify the desired option. …
  5. Click Open.

How do I convert a Revit schedule to Excel?

How to Export Revit Schedules to Excel

  1. Open the schedule you want to export.
  2. Go to File -> Export -> Reports -> Schedules.
  3. Choose a location and name to save the text file.
  4. On the next window go with the default options making note of the delimiter setting.
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How do I open a Revit file in Excel?

How to Extract Excel Files From Revit

  1. Create a schedule if you have not already done so. …
  2. Click “OK” to preview the schedule. …
  3. Select the “File” menu, point to “Export” and click on “Schedule.” The file is converted to TXT format. …
  4. Start Excel. …
  5. Select “Delimited” and start the import at row 1.

To access tools for link management, click Manage tab Manage Project panel (Manage Links). To update linked models without closing the current project, you can reload the linked models.

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