How to automatically create a bill of materials (BOM) in Revit

Updated: Jun 12



Nowadays, more and more engineering and consulting companies are using Revit to create and deliver project documentation.


The main opportunities and benefits that the software of Revit provides is the collaboration and ease of accessibility that all different disciple members of a project can have access.


This feature that BIM provides allows engineers and related parties working on a project to make changes faster and more efficient and please the client's wishes and remarks.


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What is REVIT?


Collaborate across teams, disciplines, and time zones

  • Revit features tools for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals.

  • Contributors across all disciplines work together in Revit, helping them deliver projects more efficiently and with fewer errors

  • Design and construction teams can collaborate on Revit projects anywhere, anytime using BIM 360 Design, a powerful and secure cloud-based design collaboration and data management solution.

Use Revit® to drive efficiency and accuracy across the project lifecycle, from conceptual design, visualization, and analysis to fabrication and construction.

  • Begin modelling in 3D with accuracy and precision.

  • Automatically update floor plans, elevations, and sections as your model develops.

  • Let Revit handle routine and repetitive tasks with automation so you can focus on higher-value work.

Source: Autodesk.com

An essential part of every project is BOM and the possibility of reusing this document automatically is a big bonus of Revit.


However, we need to configure this option manually, since Revit by default does not give it to us.


A Bill of Materials (BOM) is a summary of items needed to manufacture a part or product. A BOM includes item numbers, quantities, part descriptions, lifecycle state, and other properties.