In previous versions of Revit, Key Schedules were often used for generic data, general notes and the like.  However, Key Schedules have limitations – one of which is that you cannot insert an image in a Data Row.

Are you ready to see a more powerful version of generic, custom schedules in Revit?  Do this:

  1. Make a Schedule that finds no elements (you can use a Filter), and turn off “Show Headers” but leave “Show Title” checked
  2. Click in the Title
  3. Insert Row Below Selected, as per image:

You can also insert columns (these are not “aligned” to actual Schedule parameters).

And guess what?  You can insert images into these cells, AND you can insert Fields / Parameters by using the drop down list:

Interestingly, this is a somewhat un-Revit workflow – we have a sandbox here for creating a custom Schedule, perhaps for Title Sheets (including Consultant Logos).  But you cannot really enter or leverage new data here – it is reading data from the Project or View (Schedule) parameters.  However, you can enter “dumb” text in any of these fields.

Idea via this comment:
David Conant (yep, that guy)
Principal User Experience Designer

In 2014, create a schedule that finds no elements (use an unused category or filter out the elements). Go to the header and add rows and columns. Voila, a generic table into which you can add text, project parameters, view parameters, or images. You can modify cell shading, borders, font properties etc. The table will appear in the project browser schedule section.
link: Revit Users | LinkedIn

Full thread:
I know Revit schedules are very versatile and can be used many other ways than simply scheduling items in a model. What are some of the more creative ways you have found to use Revit schedules? | LinkedIn

I have run into an issue when using a Key Schedule, Area Plan and View Template.  My Area Plan uses a Color Fill Scheme which uses a Key Schedule as its basis for the different colors of shading. If I change an entry in the Key Schedule, it seems to ‘break’ the Color Scheme on the Area Plan.

To correct this issue:

  1. Un-apply the View Template (set view to
  2. Open the View Template Properties
  3. Open the Color Scheme dialog for the affected View Template
  4. Set the Schemes to (none), then
  5. Reapply the original Color Scheme by clicking its name.
  6. Press OK a few times

The Color shading for the scheme should now re-appear.