Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Tagging elements (doors, windows, etc.) by category, part of Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional (2016).
- [Narrator] We're staying in the documentation part of our Revit Architecture Professional Certification prep course. And you'll notice I'm in a Revit project called RevitProject_Tagging, you can see the name of it at the top of the screen. As usual, you can download that from your Lindner.com exercise files and use it to follow along with the videos. And also be aware it's a Revit 2014 project file, so it will upgrade in newer versions of Revit. In the project browser, you can see I'm in level one. And what we're going to do in level one is actually hide some bits here that we don't really need to see.
So I'm gonna select the color legend here, I'm gonna right click on it, hide in view, category. And that just removes that and gives me a bit of space. Same with the grids, highlight a grid, any grid will do, that one there maybe. That one there, any grid. Just select one, right click, and again hide in view, category. And it starts to just give us a nice clean view that we can work with. Do the same with the section marker. Right click, hide in view, category. Now you can bring all of those back by going down here to the view control bar and revealing the hidden elements and setting them not to hide again, in the reveal hidden elements view.
So I'll just click on the light bulb again to switch that off. Now I'm gonna zoom in on the lounge area down here. And you'll see that we've got a whole load of windows already tagged with the tag 46. I'm gonna select the left hand group of tags here, and them I'm gonna go up to the modify panel, click on the red cross and delete them. Now the reason I'm deleting them is I want to place them again to show you how to tag by category. Now what I'm going to do is go up to the annotate tab on the ribbon, and I'm gonna come into the tag panel and I'm gonna select tag all. So this will allow me to tag everything that isn't tagged already.
So if I do that, you'll notice that it gives me the option to pick all of these elements here. Now Revit knows which elements and categories I already have in the project. And I want window tags, I want to tag all the window tags that are not tagged. I want to give them a leader line, which is going to be 12.7 millimeters long and I want the tag orientation to be horizontal. Now if I just drag the dialog box over to this side and then click on OK, keep an eye on that left hand side of the building, and there's my tags with their leader lines.
So again, I've got these tags here. So if I delete these ones as well, just little crossing selection again. And click on the little cross there in the modify panel. And again I'll go tag all. And again I get the dialog box, window tags. And if I drag the dialog box over this way. And this time I'm going to leave the leader unchecked and click on OK. And it gives me tags that are not using a leader line. Now that's great because I can tag everything that isn't tagged in any Revit project. I'm gonna delete those again now.
I'm gonna zoom in a little bit now. And you can just see the windows. There's one, two, three and four when I highlight them. I can also tag by category. Which means that Revit knows what the object is and tags it accordingly. So if I go to tag by category now and come into the drawing area. You can see I just need to hover over that window there's a tag. If I go back again, to annotate now and go tag by category again and click on that one. Click on that one. And click on that one. So I can do it individually as well.
Now the good thing about this is because I can do it individually, I'll just hit escape there to deselect that last tag, it means that I can individually pick an individual item by category or I can go into Revit and say to Revit which items by category are not tagged. Select them and get them all tagged all at once. Now be careful with that tag all option because it will tag everything in the category you select. And it can get a bit messy and a bit busy. So use the tag by category if you need to first, and then use the tag all if there's items that you know still need to be tagged.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional exam.
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