The Uniformat Classification is what Revit uses to categorize content. It is good that we can perform a takeoff using this as it is more closely related to the application that is sending the models over. This video will show you how to start a quantification using the Uniformat catalog
- [Voiceover] Let's examine the Uniformat classification catalog. This one you'll find ties a little closer to applications such as Revit, or even AutoCAD Civil 3D, in the fact that those programs break down into Uniformat as well. So what I'd like to do is jump into Navisworks Manage or Simulate. On my quick access toolbar, I'm going to click the Open button. I'm going to browse around, keeping my models. I'm gonna grab my NavisworksQuantity.nwd model. Now I'm going to click Open.
Now that I have my model open, I'm going to go to my Home tab, I'm going to come down to my Tools panel, and I'm going to click on the Quantification button. I'll close out of my sheet browser. Now I'm gonna click on Project Setup. Remind me later. Let's go Uniformat. Let's click Next. I'm going to go with imperial measurements. I'm going to click Next, and, of course, I want my model volume to be cubic yards. I'm going to click Next.
Now I want to click Finish. Now, what's happening here is if I drill in to one of my items, just Shell, we've got Roofing, but boy, I'd like to have Floors here. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to click on Shell. I'm going to go to Item Catalog, and I'm gonna click on New Group. So now we'll see under Shell we have a new group. So for my new group, I'm going to type in Floors, and hit Enter. For my work breakdown structure, I can change this.
So I see I have B.1, while the others are B.1,2,3. I'm going to make this four, and hit tab, and it'll change it to B.4. I'll put a zero in there, just to be consistent. Hit tab, so I got one, two, three, four. Perfect. Now what I'm going to do is I'm gonna go to my Selection Tree, and I'm going to drill in to NavisworksQuantity.nwd, I'm going to drill into Structural. Now what I'd like to do is I'm going to go to my Second Floor. Notice we have floors here. I'm going to select that, I'm going to drill into Third Floor, I'm going to hold down my Control key, and grab my floors here.
I'm going to go into Floors for my Fourth Floor; I'm gonna grab that, holding down my Control key. So now I'm just gonna drag these into Floors, but notice that it won't let me. Why is that? That's because we're still in the Item Catalog. Remember, Item Catalog is just a way to configure our items. Let's go to Quantification Workbook. Go back to our Selection Tree. Now we have our Floors selected still. I'm going to click and drag them into Floors; now we've got them. It seems a little redundant, but it's going to put them into the right category.
So, just because the Shell: Superstructure, Exterior, and Roofing, we're able to add floors into here. So now, when we go to our Floors, three-inch lightweight concrete on two-inch metal deck, notice that we can scroll down, we can see our parameter area volume is. Of course if I go down now, our volume is 107 cubic yards. Now, down here, you can see our floors, and they're broken down each floor, parameter, and volumes here.
So, we've got all our floors here, and broken down here. Now we have them in our Uniformat classification, which closely mirrors AutoCad and Revit.
- Understanding the Quantification dialog
- Using the catalogs
- Importing or creating a custom catalog
- Adding resources and viewports
- Showing and hiding takeoffs
- Selecting objects
- Grouping objects
- Taking off elements from a DWF
- Performing a 2D takeoff