The ability to group items within a Schedule Table and have subtotals for each group has long been wished for by AutoCAD® Architecture users, extending back to when the program was called Architectural Desktop. That wish has been granted in the 2013 release, which supports up to three levels of grouping and subtotals.
In the past, you have been able to sort by the values of one or more properties, which would get objects with the same value for a given property in close proximity. If you specified a quantity column in your Schedule Table (whether displayed or hidden), you could also get objects with identical values in all columns to collapse onto one line. For properties with numerical values, you could specify that the total of all items in the Schedule Table be shown at the bottom of the Schedule Table.
While getting totals for each Space type in the sample Schedule Table above might not be too difficult, on a real project with tens or hundreds of Spaces, it could be quite a chore, and in the past, would likely have resulted in exporting the Schedule Table contents to a spreadsheet program, followed by additional formatting and manipulation to get useable subtotals. Doing this repeatedly as changes are made to a project in the early design phases can be tedious. In a copy of the previous Schedule Table Style, the Group feature for the SpaceStyles:Style property has been activated by checking the Group toggle under that property.
Doors are another object that are often scheduled. A simplified Door Schedule, such as might have been done in a previous release, sorted by Door Type, is shown below.
New components for Schedule Tables mean more display settings. The image below shows the components and out-of-the-box Drawing Default settings for Schedule Tables (final Beta, US Imperial content). There are separate display settings for Data Text, Separator Lines, Title Separator Lines and Indent Lines for each of the three levels of Groups, as well as settings for Data Text, Row Lines and Column Lines for each of the three levels of Subtotals. These are all set to ByBlock, with the exception of LtScale, which is set to 1, so they will initially inherit the properties of the parent Schedule Table object. You may want to edit the Drawing Default values of the newly added components to be compatible with the settings for the previously available components (especially if you have customized those settings).