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    Help with keynotes

    HELP!!

    I know I want to create my own "User" Keynotes. Not sure how to get numbers 1-20+ on each sheet and all w/ different notes corresponding to each number. I could just type it w/ TEXT, but that doesn't seem very "smart". Please help.

    -Lisa
    (frustrated Revit user)

    #2
    You can create your own keynote file. It needs to be a .txt file. Number then tab then text. Revit comes with a default keynote file. Under the keynote settings you can find that file and save as something else to get to a starting point.

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      #3
      I messed around a little with this. I just have one .txt file for the WHOLE project? If so, how do I turn off notes that I don't need on every sheet? I'm still quite unclear about this whole concept. I've started creating a block w/ text that I can just copy to each sheet, but hopefully will find an actual solution.

      -Lisa

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        #4
        Go to View Tab, Legends, select Keynote Legend...
        You drag the Keynote Legend to any sheet you have Keynotes listed... When you look in the Project browser version of the Keynote Legend it will show all the keynotes in the entire project...when on a sheet it will only show those keynotes on that sheet.
        Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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          #5
          That's sounding good.....I'll let you know. Thanks.

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            #6
            Lisa, you should have a look at the Keynote Manager Add-In for Revit... It really makes keynote a breeze to work with.
            And welcome to the forum BTW :beer:
            Klaus Munkholm
            "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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              #7
              I'm still so confused........I now have a keynote legend, but getting the right info into it is another thing. Is this the only keynote legend I'll need? It's a very large project - 100+ sheets.

              What tag do I use? User keynote? :crazy:

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                #8
                Lisa, you can use either Element, Material or User Keynote Tag, dependent on what you´re tagging... You can probably use the same Keynote Legend on all sheets, but to get the functionallity MP mentioned, you need to check the "Filter By Sheet" option in the Filter tab of the Keynote Legend Properties. (See attached)
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                Klaus Munkholm
                "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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                  #9
                  Element Keynote - This assigns a keynote number to a family. If you tag the same family in another view it will add the keynote number automatically.
                  Material Keynote - This assigns a material keynote, as listed in the material properties.
                  User Keynote - Allows you to tag something, but doesn't save the keynote info to that family. Comes in handy if you want to tag something multiple times.

                  FYI...if you create a keynote text file, you have to exit Revit and restart for Revit to see the keynote txt file.

                  Yes, in most circumstances that one legend is all you need. But you will have to add that legend to each sheet. If there are no keynote on a sheet view then it would appear blank.
                  Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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                    #10
                    The elements/objects themselves need to have Identity Data/Keynote values input so that the Keynote Tags will "pick them up"---i.e. you put the info in the object first, then the annotations--which makes them "smart" and not plain unintelligent text notes. Sorry if you already knew this--just couldn't tell from your post how much experience/knowledege you have with Revit Keynoting.

                    Take a concrete precast plank for instance. Edit the Family, and under Identity Data, fill in the Keynote section with the appropriate keynote value from Division 0300(or whatever format you are using for keynote values-we use MasterSpec 2004). Then save the family/load into your project. Now use the Keynote Tag (Element, for example here) and it will automatically fill in the keynote value based on what your Keynote Text File has in it.

                    Hope this helps.
                    Cliff B. Collins
                    Registered Architect
                    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
                    Autodesk Expert Elite

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