How To Delete Rooms in Revit

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Most people instinctively try to delete rooms directly from the drawing area.

However, this method doesn’t actually remove rooms from the project.  Instead, a warning message appears, which some users might simply dismiss.

Revit Warning: A room was deleted from all model views but still remains in the project. The room can be removed from any schedule or placed back in the model using the Room command.

Delete rooms from floor plan warning

The problem is that a room deleted this way remains hidden in the project, even though it’s no longer visible in the drawing. This “ghost room” can still show up in schedules and potentially affect calculations.

To truly remove a room and all its associated data, you need to delete it from a project schedule.

Here is how you can do this:

1. If your project does not include a room schedule, you need to create one.

  • To create a new schedule in Revit, navigate to View tab, and in the Create panel click on Schedules drop-down to select Schedule/Quantities.
Create new schedule in Revit
  • In the New Schedule dialog box make sure to select Architecture from the Filter list. In the Categories, scroll down (or use search box) to find Rooms. Click on Rooms and select OK.
New Schedule - Revit dialog box
  • Select Schedule fields from the Schedule Properties dialog box. You can select multiple fields, but the most important ones will be Name and Number. Add those fields and select OK.
Revit Schedule Properties

2. Delete rooms using the room schedule:

  • Right-click on the row of the room you want to delete, and select Delete Row.
Delete room from Revit's schedule

Delete all unplaced rooms at once

To delete multiple unplaced rooms in Revit, use Project Cleanup.

Project Cleanup is part of Kobi Toolkit for Revit, which includes over 40 different tools to optimize your workflow and increase productivity. You can download a free trial here.

Go to Kobi Toolkit tab and under QA/QC panel click on Project Cleanup drop-down and select Unplaced Room Cleanup.

Project Cleanup - Kobi Toolkit for Revit

The tool will open a new dialog box with a list of all rooms that are not placed. Simply select the unplaced rooms you want to delete and click on Purge.

Delete Unpaced Rooms in Revit

Project Cleanup can also be used to delete unplaced areas, spaces and other elements, thereby improving Revit’s performance and decreasing its file size.

Check all the tools that are included in the Kobi Toolkit for Revit and download it for free!

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