I have a rather lengthy question I need some help with.
I am working on setting up an office standard project template for a new company as they make the transition from CAD to Revit Architecture 2012. In their elevations (both interior and exterior), sections, and details they use material tags and a materials list. For example; an exterior elevation has a tag with the number 09 24 00 called out with a leader arrow pointing to the exterior facade. That Con-doc number is then referenced elsewhere on the drawing sheet in a materials list at 09 24 00 - Lath & Stucco.
This is the first time I have ever come across a company that notes there drawings in this way. I have am more familiar with calling out materials with a simple leader arrow and note.
My question is, is it possible to duplicate this material tag as well as create a schedule that lists these Con-doc numbers and their corresponding material? Does each material in Revit Architecture have spec section numbers built into it, or would I have to manually enter each Con-doc number into the individual materials?
If I understand correctly, what you are describing is keynotes. Please check Wikihelp for more information on that topic.
I just looked thru Wikihelp and it was not much help on this matter.
What I am looking for is a list of common materials (GWB, Metal Stud, Plywood) that would already have the keynote section filled in. Is this something each office needs to go thru during initial setup?
e-SPECS provides keynotes for MasterSpec and other commercial masters as well as management of master keynotes, automatic filtering for project specific list of keynotes, and advanced assignment and validation within Revit. Have you already checked into the e-SPECS keynoting functionality?
Yes, I am with InterSpec who develops e-SPECS. I am also hoping this functionality helps firms save time and money in coordinating their construction docs while reducing the extra manual steps required.