Revit Occupant Loads

Revit Occupant Loads contains files for Calculating, Tagging and Scheduling occupant loads for parametric life safety plans. You may find these families particularly valuable when determining the means of egress for large complex buildings. With the use of two integer parameters, Revit Occupant Loads extends to Dynamo for automatically updating area tags with the number of occupants.

Revit Occupant Loads

The Key-Schedule

Revit Occupant Loads includes a key-schedule named Maximum Area Per Occupant for adding integer required to divide areas that result in occupant loads. Add values to areas as required for the occupant load from the Area’s Properties.

Go to the parameter named Maximum Area Per Occupant under the group named Identity Data (see image below). Use the little pull-down menu at the far right to add values to your areas

Revit Occupant Loads Area Tag

Load the family provided in the download named Occupancy Load Area Tag.rfa into your target project Edit the Tag to suite graphic standards as required. The area tag has two shared parameters but requires Dynamo to add values in projects.

The Area Schedule

Your download will contain a schedule name Occupancy Load per Area for sorting areas by Level. Modify this schedule to suit your own graphic-standards as required. The image below displays the schedule with all columns “unhidden”. The parameter named Area Total is a calculated value for adding sub-totals. Column ‘G’ is a text parameter with the header text removed. If you wish to change a row’s height but leave the text size in your cells, use this valuable Revit workaround.

The download contains two Dynamo workflows in a single DYN file. 

User Instructions are located in the starting view of the RVT. Periodically remove unused areas as required. Create net and gross area as required by local codes.