Drag and drop details and sheets of details with the keynote definition maintained so that you don’t have to save the detail views in your template.
Introduction & Revit Limitations
Keynotes are a parameter, in all Revit categories, which link predefined notes from a separate .txt file to Revit objects that adjust dynamically with the model. This means when setting a keynote, and the plan is adjusted, the keynote will adjust with the changes.
Because keynotes are stored in a .txt file, the same keynote data can be shared from one project to another. In contrast, you can have more than one keynote file specific to a building type, market sector, discipline, etc. Only one keynote file can be used per project.
In a typical traditional environment, details that have associated keynotes would need to be stored in a template file to keep the data noted accurate. This can lead to a bloated template, which can be detrimental over time.
Through AVAIL, you can drag and drop details and sheets of details with the keynote definition maintained so that you don’t have to save the detail views in your template. As long as the keynote file is referenced in the destination project, the keynote data will stay intact.
- Automatically build (because it is already created) a detail or a full sheet of details with referenced keynotes for your active project.
- Continue to manage a lean template because details do not have to be stored in the template itself.
Improve Operational Efficiency & Reduce Risk
- Manage Complexity: Always know you are using the most current details, since they are being brought in through AVAIL, typically approved and shared by the team managing your firm standards. Always know you are using the proper keynote file per project, since it will be promoting the selection of the keynote file at the initiation of the project. Control held by the leaders of the project will likely result in more accurate and up-to-date content being used.
- Improve Design Quality: Because you are using the most up-to-date keynote file and details themselves, the communication of your design intent through your Construction Documents will always be accurate.