Note Blocks – Schedules

20 May

A Note Block schedules the instances of a Generic Annotation (Symbol) in your project. They are useful for repetitive tagging of detail elements. I say ‘detail’ elements, because I feel that the use of tags should be in the following order of preference:

1. Tag of appropriate type for tagged element (eg. Door Tag)

2. Keynote Tag by Material where 1 is not possible

2. Note Block and Generic Annotation where 1 and 2 are not possible

(The above is based on the fact that you should be trying to make your Model as intelligent as possible – detail lines and text should be the exception when using Revit, not the rule).

Here are the steps using Note Blocks:

Load LPC_WorkNote (Generic Annotation family) from annotation Bim Library.

Create or insert from template Note block  Schedule – and choose the family you just loaded. Add the parameters to the Schedule Note Number and Note Description are fields in the schedule.

Go to a view and place a ‘Symbol’ – use the Generic Annotation family “LPC_WorkNote” you just added. Make sure to choose at least 1 leader for the note.

Type value/values into the properties fields.

Have a look at your ‘Note Block’ and you will see the values starting to fill.

If you change the Note Block schedule, it will change the notes (this is Revit, remember).

Label things with ‘numbers’ and then use the Note Block to refer these numbers to the appropriate text or note.

This Note Block can then be placed on a sheet, just like any schedule.



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