Zone headings sit at the discipline level and any zones are added below them, at the drawing level.

Why the order of zone headings matters

When you have multiple zones that overlap, the ordering of your zone headings guide which quantities get split out first when the final Excel spreadsheet is created.

The higher up a zone heading is in the list, the more ‘preferred’ it is.

For example, if you have a “Core” zone inside a “Tenants” zone, so long as the “Core” zone heading is at the top of the list, it will be split out separately.

How to re-order zone headings

To re-order a zone heading:

  1. Click and hold the heading

  2. Drag it up or down

In the above clip, there are two scenarios:

Scenario 1 — The larger “Tenants” zone heading is at the top of the list and therefore takes precedence over the smaller “Core” and “Meeting Room” zone headings. This is also represented visually on the drawing, as only the blue “Tenants” area is displayed.

In this scenario, all quantities will be split into “Tenants” column within the Excel spreadsheet, and no quantities will be split into the “Core” or “Meeting Room” spreadsheet columns.

Scenario 2 — The “Core” and “Meeting Room” zone headings are moved further up the list, meaning they then take precedence over the “Tenants” zone heading. This change is also represented visually on the drawing with both the “Core” and “Meeting Room” zones being displayed.

In this scenario, quantities will first be split into the “Meeting Room” column within the Excel spreadsheet, then quantities will be split into the “Core” spreadsheet column, followed by all remaining quantities being split into the “Tenants” spreadsheet column.


Learn more

How to: Copy zones.

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