Updating Revit Content With AVAIL

Upgrading Content and transferring tags using Tag IO

Tag IO allows for a simple workflow to copy tags from one channel to another.

Sample Scenario:


  • Channel A (Contains current 2022 Revit Content)
  • Channel B (New Channel for 2023 Revit Content)

Content Location

  • E:\\Example_Location\Revit2022\Library
  • E:\\Example_Location\Revit2023\Library


  1. Copy all content from ‘E:\\Example_Location\Revit2022\Library’ to ‘E:\\Example_Location\Revit2023\Library’
  2. Upgrade all content in  ‘E:\\Example_Location\Revit2023\Library’ to Revit 2023 using a bulk upgrade tool such as Bulk File Upgrader
  3. Index content from ‘E:\\Example_Location\Revit2023\Library’ into ‘Channel B’
  4. Download the Tag IO spreadsheet from both channels.
  5. Open both files in Excel.
  6. Since Tag IO operates off of the ID column to identify which content it's targeting, we want to place the IDs from Channel B into the spreadsheet for Channel A.
  7. Resize the first column for more space and then select cell A2 in the Channel A spreadsheet and type =xlookup(
  8. Click the file name in the same row.
  9. Type a comma, then select every filename in the Channel B Spreadsheet.
  10. Type a comma, then select every ID in the Channel B Spreadsheet.
  11. Type a closing parenthesis, then hit Enter. The ID in column A2 on the Channel A spreadsheet should now match the ID of the file of the same name in the Channel B Spreadsheet.
  12. Now we can apply this formula to the entire Channel A spreadsheet by clicking and dragging from the bottom right corner of cell A1.

  13. We've now created a spreadsheet (initially our Channel A spreadsheet) with all the tags of Channel A, but the IDs of Channel B. Save and upload your spreadsheet to Channel B using Tag IO.
  14. Apply your changes, and you're done!

Please contact support@getavail.com if you need any assistance or have any additional questions around bulk upgrading your content to newer Revit Versions.