Layer-Icon-1-Create and Collect Create & Collect

Customize and maintain a library of FF&E that can be linked to other related data like vendor directories, room data sheets, and Revit elements.

Layer-Icon-4-Deliver and Report Share & Collaborate

Collaboratively markup documents, make comments, and assign tasks that are linked directly to elements like cut sheets, drawings, and product specifications.

Layer-Icon-3-Connect and Integrate Connect & Integrate

Connect FF&E types to the Revit model automatically and instantly see up-to-date quantities and locations of instances as the project progresses. Make it easy for non-Revit users to access Revit data without knowing or opening Revit.

Layer-Icon-2-Share and Collaborate Deliver & Report

Create simple presentations and export detailed reports with FF&E data in Layer without the need for third-party software.

What is FF&E?

FF&E stands for Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment and it generally includes items that are not permanently attached to a building and are removable when needed.

In the architecture and interior design realms, this term encompasses items that are not typically supplied or installed by the general contractor on a construction project.

Why Use a FF&E Template?

As architects and interior designers, we often use a FF&E Schedule to document all of the specifications during the design process. Depending on the firm, some like to include the FF&E Schedule in the Project Specifications, while some include it in their Construction Documents for procurement.

A FF&E Schedule can help you:

• Organize all of the FF&E details in a written format
• Give your client a clear presentation of your FF&E selections
• Coordinate with vendors and manufacturers easily during FF&E Procurement

To stay organized, we need a simple and clear way to collect all our FF&E selections. That’s where this FF&E template comes in. The template is set up to let you collect all your data that needs to be included in an FF&E schedule in an easy to use format.

What Is Included in this FF&E Schedule Template?

There is quite a lot of information that needs to be included in an FF&E schedule, such as:

• Photos or drawings of the item
• Item code to reference on a plan
• Location of where it’s being used in your project
• Name and product number of the item
• Manufacturer’s contact info
• Correct measurements and sizes
• Finish selection including colors, fabric, metal etc.
• And more!

Why Use FF&E Specification Software Linked to Revit?

On a simple project, you can use a regular old Excel template to create your FF&E schedule. But over time, manual entry into a spreadsheet template can lead to mistakes and errors, particularly in large-scale projects.

This is exactly why firms are using FF&E specification software like Layer, to integrate their FF&E schedule directly with Revit.

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Get All Your FF&E Data in One Place

How much time have you lost searching for the same product online over and over again? Or looking up your furniture schedule in a folder structure that no one follows?

Layer helps you streamline your FF&E workflow by collecting all of your FF&E data inside of Revit, so you can spend less time searching and more time designing.

Having one source of truth that updates in real-time also means that everyone (from architects to interior designers) can be on the same page across your team.

“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked what a product looks like in a client meeting. I no longer have to go searching for a catalog; now I simply use Layer to click on it in the model to see its photos and specs instantly.”

Louise Cupac, Founding Principal, Plus Parts FF&E
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Specify FF&E Seamlessly within Revit

One of our customers’ favorite feature in Layer is its ability to integrate directly with Revit. Within our Revit Add-in, you can connect FF&E types to the Revit model automatically and instantly see up-to-date quantities and locations of instances as the project progresses. 

Layer also makes it easy for non-Revit (and non-tech-savvy) users to access Revit data without ever opening Revit. This lets you have an accurate FF&E schedule in Revit or outside of Revit.

“Layer has streamlined our FF&E process significantly in comparison to our previous Excel-based approach. From design to documentation, Layer’s flexible database and direct connection to Revit has saved design staff hours of time producing accurate and complete FF&E deliverables.”

AnnMarie Jackson FASID, CHID, CID, EDAC, The Beck Group
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Build FF&E Presentations in Minutes

It takes a lot of billable hours to format your FF&E data into a presentable format. Especially when you’re designing for a large-scale project like a hospital or school where you have to specify tons of furniture.

With Layer, you can create simple presentations and export detailed reports with FF&E data in minutes, without third party software.

Ready to link your FF&E schedules to Revit? Schedule a time below to see how Layer can transform the way you manage FF&E.

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