With the "Reload" command you can make sure that your Tables schedule always corresponds to your current Revit project. This way you load your Revit data into Tables. If you click on the upper part of the button (on the green circle arrow) the already generated and currently active Tables schedule will be generated with the current Revit model as database. Any formatting that Tables can analyze will be adopted or retained.
Loading Revit information into Tables using "Reload" & "Refresh" commands
If you click on the small arrow at the bottom of the button, a drop-down menu with further commands will open:
- Reload current Spreadsheet: Same command as the green circle arrow: loads the active Revit information into the current table
- Reload All Spreadsheets: If there are several Tables spreadsheets in the current xlsx workbook, this click reloads all tables. This can be useful for complex template files, which can be updated with a single click
As well as:
- Refresh current Spreadsheet: This command only updates the Revit data (the existing information of elements, rows = elements & columns = parameters) that are already in the Tables spreadsheet
- Refresh selected Rows: Only those rows (=elements) that are selected will be updated, i.e. re-read from Revit
- Refresh selected Columns: Only the selected columns (= parameters) will be updated, i.e. reread in again from Revit
Please note that any new Revit elements that might have been added to your Revit model in the meantime and which are not yet in the Tables spreadsheet are not taken into account.
Note: Difference between "Reload" and "Refresh" = "Reload" generates the table completely new - as set in the table settings dialog. "Refresh" only updates the existing information of the current Tables table or the selected rows (=Revit elements) or columns (=parameter values)