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Revit Assembly Codes: source?

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01-23-2009 11:42 AM
What is the source reference for Revit's OOTB Assembly Codes?

It's obvious that they are based upon
ASTM Uniformat II Classification for Building Elements (E1557-97);
but that standard only uses 4-digits.

Where is Autodesk getting the last 2-digits from?

Has the Standard been revised recently?

Also, When will Revit be updating it's Keynoting system to comply with CSI
MF-2004 format?

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CoreyL
Post 2 of 7

Re: Revit Assembly Codes: source?

01-24-2009 05:54 AM in reply to: *Corey A. Layton
UniFormat
Home - Standards - UniFormat

UniFormat, a publication of CSI and CSC, is the Uniform Classification System for organizing preliminary construction information into a standard order or sequence on the basis of functional elements. Functional elements, often referred to as systems or assemblies, are major components common to most buildings that usually perform a given function regardless of the design specification, construction method, or materials used. UniFormat users can easily understand and compare information since it is linked to a standardized elemental classification structure. The use of UniFormat can provide consistent comparable data across an entire building life cycle. The use of UniFormat’s elemental framework reduces the time and cost of evaluating alternatives in the early design stages of a project, assuring faster and more accurate economic analysis of alternative design decisions


CSI web site - http://www.csinet.org/s_csi/sec.asp?TRACKID=&CID=1379&DID=11342

Check out the following document - http://www.csinet.org/s_csi/docs/15700/15694.pdf

Mel Persin, aia

Re: Revit Assembly Codes: source?

01-26-2009 06:36 AM in reply to: *Corey A. Layton

melarch@comcast.net wrote:
> UniFormat
Home - Standards - UniFormat UniFormat, a
> publication of CSI and CSC, is
the Uniform Classification
> System for organizing preliminary
construction
> information into a standard order or sequence on
the
> basis of functional elements.

 

Thanks Mel.

 

I'm pretty familiar with
uniformat,

but was really interested in where the
extra 3 digits in Revit's Assembly Codes are coming form? Unifiormat's
standard only uses a 4-digit coding system. Revit's assembly Codes are 7-digits
in length. Looks like the first 4 digits of Revit's Assembly Codes adhere to
unifomat, but then 3 extra difits are tacked-on at the end. Is there a defined
reference for what these extra digits mean?



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CoreyL

Post 4 of 7

Re: Revit Assembly Codes: source?

01-27-2009 05:04 AM in reply to: *Corey A. Layton
The Unifromat Codes provide for additional digit codings for identifying wall assemblies as well as other assembled components. Revit has created the additional 3 digits as their method of assigning. There is no specific additional 3 digit assignment or defined standards specified by CSI. For CSI to create a standard for additional assemblies the code would probably be greater than 3 digits and since CSI or the national standards connot predict the variety of assemblies which wouold be so numerous, I think this is Revit's way of further classifying the assmbly codes.

Autodesk is promoting the further refineent of assembly coding.

Mel Perisn, aia

Re: Revit Assembly Codes: source?

01-27-2009 06:02 AM in reply to: *Corey A. Layton

melarch@comcast.net wrote:
> The
Unifromat Codes provide for additional digit codings
> for identifying
wall assemblies as well as other
> assembled components. Revit has created
the additional 3
> digits as their method of assigning.

 

Thanks, Mel.

 

Do you you know if Autodesk has published
anything on the topic?

 

I'm asking because, as I deveolp my own Revit
content,

I'd like to code things properly, so that I
can remain consistent

with the system that's been extablished
OOTB...


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CoreyL

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Re: Revit Assembly Codes: source?

01-27-2009 09:01 AM in reply to: *Corey A. Layton
Corey A. Layton wrote:
> Do you you know if Autodesk has published anything on the
> topic?

likewise, Revit's Keynoting system *resembles* CSI MasterFormat,
but is one digit short (before the decimal place)?

why?

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CoreyL
Post 7 of 7

Re: Revit Assembly Codes: source?

05-23-2012 02:12 PM in reply to: *Corey A. Layton

Corey,

Did you ever get anywhere with this?

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