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    Assembly Codes/Uniformat

    In Revit all families are associated with Uniformat 2004 which is not near as complete or thought out as Uniformat 2010. I would like my firm to use the newer Uniformat version for many reasons but in particular because a client of ours is requiring it for Facility Management.

    I have found and edited the Uniformat text file found in the Program File location (locally) and it seems to do nothing? When I open a family and try to change the Assembly Code it appears to not be looking at the txt file??? Does anyone know how to get Revit to read the changes and/or does anyone know if Autodesk is going to update to the 2010 version rather than the old 2004 format?

    Thanks,
    David J. Patera, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, LEED AP

    #2
    Hi david
    My RAC2010 reads the assembly codes from: "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit Architecture 2011\Program\UniformatClassifications.txt"
    And I have no problem with it.
    I am still using the draft version 2 because I didn't like the super structure in the B division.
    Besides that, never got the change of putting my hands on the new 2010 version pdf.
    Otherwise I would probably be using it right now.
    Gonçalo Feio
    "Ignorance, ignorance, sheer ignorance - you know there's no confidence to equal it. It's only when you know something about a profession, I think, that you're timid and careful." George Orson Welles

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      #3
      No problems here in changing the Uniformats, just like feio stated already. I use a completely altered file which is based on the SfB-coding system.
      Martijn de Riet
      Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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        #4
        I found the issue! In 2011 and prior that is the location but in 2012 the location of the Uniformat file is C:\Users\#User#\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Aut odesk Revit Architecture 2012
        David J. Patera, Assoc. AIA, EDAC, LEED AP

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          #5
          Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
          I use a completely altered file which is based on the SfB-coding system.
          Doesn't sfb suck big time?
          And shouldn't it be used as a keynote?
          Gonçalo Feio
          "Ignorance, ignorance, sheer ignorance - you know there's no confidence to equal it. It's only when you know something about a profession, I think, that you're timid and careful." George Orson Welles

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            #6
            Originally posted by feio View Post
            Doesn't sfb suck big time?
            And shouldn't it be used as a keynote?
            Why does SfB suck big time? I find it very useful. Especially because the ability you have to implement it in different stages. You can simply use the major categories (interior walls = 22, external openings = 31, etc) or go as far as using coding for materials and stuff.
            And no, I don't use keynoting. One major dealbreaker: not being able to assign rows in a multiple parts keynote. For instance, I want a wall keynote to look like this:

            100mm masonry
            100mm insulation
            40mm air layer
            100mm concrete blocks.

            Not all crammed in one line. As soon as this problem is solved, I'm switching to Keynotes. Until then, I use Assembly Codes combined with good old tags for this.
            Martijn de Riet
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              #7
              Martijn, I have the same issue with sub-types of keynotes.
              It is described in the NCS as reference keynotes modifiers, and just recently I started using the Type Mark parameter for that.
              Unfortunately, for those cases I have to duplicate the tags, since keynote tags can only take keynotes.
              I guess SfB is ok. I just got allergic to it because it was the system I learned at the university.
              Gonçalo Feio
              "Ignorance, ignorance, sheer ignorance - you know there's no confidence to equal it. It's only when you know something about a profession, I think, that you're timid and careful." George Orson Welles

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                #8
                I created a set of shared text parameters (type parameters) which I always fill out when creating new families. You do have to redo this with every new family but the keynotes simply look like crap. I have to read them a few times in a row to understand what is meant, let alone my clients.
                Martijn de Riet
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
                  I created a set of shared text parameters (type parameters) which I always fill out when creating new families. You do have to redo this with every new family but the keynotes simply look like crap. I have to read them a few times in a row to understand what is meant, let alone my clients.
                  I've also do this.i have shared parameters like core, side1 layer1 ... side1 layer6, side2 layer1....side2 layer6. So totally 13 param The anoyng part is that we use 3 walls for the exterior int part/core part/ext part so you have to reposition the tags to form that grup.

                  if you use just one wall or floor It is a compromise method to use the keynotes.
                  the keynote should be like
                  100mm_description1 150mm_description2 250mm_descriptio3
                  and your field length defined in keynote family to be very small like space for one character. So revit will wrap automaticly every continuous sequence as one row. I use that a lot with tags.
                  Last edited by gaby424; May 29, 2011, 10:48 PM.

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                    #10
                    Well, I simply have generic text notes 0 t/m 8 (I think). Without a reference to a layer or something. So I don't have the problem of regrouping (but do have to retype...)
                    I thought about this method for keynoting but my tags are often very descriptive (without paying attention to the translation):

                    "afwerking_nader_te_bepalen_iom_opdrachtgever" just doesn't look right by me.
                    Martijn de Riet
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