Synchronize Sheets dialog box

Use this dialog box to synchronize Autodesk Revit sheets with Project Center record documents via Newforma Project Information Link.

Only sheets in the native file will be synchronized. Linked .RVT files are ignored.

Sync Settings

Click to open the Edit Settings for Document Control Properties dialog box to map properties of Revit sheets with Newforma record documents and configure synchronization.

Select the Properties to Synchronize

This section lists the parameters from Autodesk Revit that are mapped to the record document properties from Project Center. Mark the checkboxes of the items you want to synchronize.

It is recommended that you do NOT synchronize revision data using Synchronize Sheets, as this could cause data inconsistencies between Revit and Newforma. Parameters that contain revision information are automatically deselected in the Select the Properties to Synchronize section by default. To synchronize revision data, use Synchronize and Add Revisions, as it is specifically intended to be used for synchronizing revision data between Revit and Project Center.

Revit Parameter

This column lists the Autodesk Revit parameters that are mapped to the record document properties from Project Center.

Mapping Behavior

This column indicates which direction the synchronization will go when you click Synchronize.

        Revit -> Newforma indicates that the modified Revit parameter information will be imported into the Newforma property.

        Newforma -> Revit indicates that the modified Newforma property information will be exported to the Revit parameter.

        None indicates the items will not be imported or exported.

Newforma Property

This column lists the Project Center properties that will be synchronized with the mapped Revit parameters.

Group Name

The name of the group the Newforma property belongs to.


        Built-in indicates built-in Newforma properties for record documents from Project Center.

        Extended indicates custom properties added for record documents in Project Center.

Select the Items to Synchronize

This section lists the record documents to be synchronized. Mark the checkboxes of the items you want to synchronize.

To select multiple items at once, use the Shift key to highlight them, then press the space bar to select them.

Assign Sheet

Click to open the Set Associated Revit Sheet dialog box to create a new Revit sheet for a Project Center record document, or link the currently selected record documents to the Revit sheets you select from the list.

Assign Title Block

In order for a sheet to be imported into Revit, you must assign a title block. Select the sheet that does not have an assigned title block, select a title block from the drop-down list next to the Assign Title Block button. Click Assign Title Block to assign the title block to the selected item.

You can do this in advance by populating the default Title Block parameter. This gives you a way to pre-assign the title blocks to use for record documents. You would have to set up a new extended property to store the default title block and export that to the default title block Revit parameter. You would have to edit the extended property in the modify dialog or in a spreadsheet to match the title block names in the Revit model. This is a special parameter in that it is only used by this dialog box to pre-select title blocks. If you don’t do this then you would have to manually assign all the title blocks by clicking the Assign Title Block button each time you click Synchronize to create new Revit sheets.

Sync Action

This column indicates the type of action that will be taken.

        Record documents found in Project Center but not in the Revit model are listed as Import Sheet into Revit.

        If there are no record documents in Project Center or sheets in Revit, the list will be empty.

        If a Revit sheet and its associated Project Center record document are both found, then they will be listed as Synchronize.

        Sheets found in the Revit model but not in the Project Center project are listed as Create Newforma Record Document.

        Previously associated record documents that were deleted in Revit will be listed as Delete Orphaned Record Document.

Sheet Number

This column lists the ID numbers of the Revit items.

Sheet Name

This column lists the names of the Revit items.

Revit Revision

This column lists the Revit revision number for the item.

Revision Date

This column lists the revision date for the item.

Sheet Sets

This column lists the Revit sheet sets for the item.

File Name

This column lists the file name of the Revit items.


This column indicates the Revit item's type.

Title Block

This column indicates the title block of the Revit items.



Click Synchronize to process all of the selected items. Items created or modified in the Project Center project will be saved to the database. Changes in Revit will be applied to the current session, or you can choose to not save the changes.


To access this dialog box

Click Document Control, Synchronize Sheets from Newforma Project Information Link.


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