October 3, 2011

Ideate Explorer for Revit - Auditing Key Notes

This was a great question that our Support team fielded last week about Keynotes. Ideate Explorer for Revit can easily handle this kind of request along with finding other hard-to-find items such as Revision Clouds, hidden DWG Imports, Model Lines, Text.

Question: Can Ideate Explorer for Revit tell you where keynotes are used? It would be very handy to see a list with each keynote and all the sheets it’s used on.

Answer: Ideate Explorer for Revit can help you find all the keynotes. Here’s a step-by-step on how to find and review your keynotes.

  1. Index the “Entire Project” as shown; with Ideate Explorer 2012 this should take less than one minute, even with files that are 250 MB+. 
  2. Select the Checkbox next to the “Keynote Tags” as shown. This is the same as selecting every Keynote Tag in the project. 
  3. Select “Current Selection” as shown. This will clear the Results window of extraneous information. 
  4. Change the View dropdown option from “Category” to “Instance List” as shown. At this point you can double-click on each item and Ideate Explorer for Revit will open up the view for reviewing/editing purposes OR you can export the list. 
  5. To Export this list, right-click and select “Export to Excel.”

Give it a try! Download a free Trial of Ideate Explorer for Revit. What’s in your RVT?!

Glynnis Patterson,
N.C.A.R.B. – Director of Services

Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Development Services at Ideate, Inc. and continues to work with AEC clients across the nation, developing, and implementing best practices solutions. In her spare time Glynnis is a member of the Morristown Environmental Commission and builds Lego projects. @GVPinNJ

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