We tend to look at Autodesk Revit as an architectural or engineering design tool, but in effect, it is a relational database in the background with an associated graphical user interface in the front end. Let’s look at that database configuration, with regard to the Project Information.
The advantage of a relational database is that a user enters the information once and it automatically propagates throughout the project. For example, the project information shows up in different parts of a project, such as titleblock on sheets, project landing pages, reports, etc.
Consider a typical titleblock. The titleblock displays both project information and sheet information. It retrieves that information from the parameters (or fields) within the relational database of Revit. To enter the information, you can edit the titleblock, as shown below.
The Sheet Information can also be entered or altered in the Properties of the titleblock as shown below.
The Project Information can also be entered or altered in the Project Information dialog box, which is accessible via the Manage tab>Settings panel, as shown below.
Of course, since this is a central relational database, any change to a parameter has an immediate impact – i.e., entering new or modifying existing information anywhere will update those parameters wherever they are displayed throughout the project. For example, you can create a sheet schedule that can contain both project and sheet information. Below, you can see all the different parameters Revit stores (by default) for both the Project and the Sheet.