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Contextual Help

CREATE PROJECT BUTTON: TEMPLATE CREATION

 

This button is used to create new projects keeping in tune with your company standards, while being able to duplicate templates, create levels, sheets, and views all in one swift move.  Follow the steps below in order to successfully create an entire standard for your company.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

TEMPLATE CREATION:

Step 1:  Before beginning to modify all your line weights, fonts, and templates set up, we need to start with your units.

1 - Manage Tab

 

To set up units, click on the manage tab and click on Units (Left hand side).



From there, you will be able to change your default units from Metric or Imperial by clicking on the format of the units and then selecting the specific units for that unit of measure.  Click OK when completed.



 

 

Step 2: In this step, you will be modifying and setting your companies lineweight settings.  To do so, follow the below steps:

To set your lineweights, let us first begin on the manage tab.



 

Under additional settings, select line weights.  In this dialog, you will be able to modify your lineweight defaults to the weight you wish them to display.  Keep in mind these are based on scale.







If you would like additional linestyles other than the defaults set in this template, go to LineStyles under the manage tab / Additional settings. Here you will be able to create a multitude of different line     types by creating or modifying existing lines.



 

Finally, go into the Manage tab, and click on Object styles.



 

Here you will be able to set your Default Lineweight settings for your company.  Your object styles control your initial lineweight settings while under the view tab, visibility graphic settings will override these settings.  Please proceed to the next step.



 

Step 3: In this step, we will create text fonts for your company.  Proceed to the Annotation tab, and click on Text.



 

Once selected, in the properties dialog on the left hand side, click Edit Type.  From this view, you will be able to modify your fonts (Color, Type, and Size) but make sure to Duplicate each font unless you wish to override your current settings.



 

Step 4: Once you have set up your line weights, line styles, and text, now is time to create template files.  Several templates have been created for you that you can now edit the properties to them.  If you do not currently have these template files provided by our plugins, you can download a new copy through our download section.  To edit or adjust these templates, click on the View Tab, View Templates, and Manage Templates.



 

In this menu, you can alter what your company standards and the visibility of objects.

You are allowed to adjust any of these settings.



 

Once you have created your settings. you must have a template assigned to a floor plan as depicted on the left properties menu.


 

CREATE PROJECT BUTTON: BUTTON USE

 

This button is used to create new projects keeping in tune with your company standards, while being able to duplicate templates, create levels, sheets, and views all in one swift move.  Follow the steps below in order to successfully create an entire standard for your company.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

BUTTON USE:

Step 1:  To begin, click on the KB-BimStore ToolBar, and then proceed to click on Create Project.  By default, the KB-Bimstore template will appear in the background with default settings.




Step 2:  To begin, you can select a new reference .rvt file in the middle of the dialog box shown below.


Step 3: After choosing your default template created in the previous help section, you can now choose any size title block you would like that is already existing in your reference .rvt file shown below.

Step 4: Once you have selected a titleblock, make sure to adjust your “Starting number”, “Prefix”, “Between value”, and “Suffix” before continuing to your other options.  These adjustments and values are shown below.




Step 5: Once you have selected the options from Step 4,  you can now begin to edit your “Distance Between Levels”.  Please note that your Distance between levels is based on measurement (Imperial or Metric) from your reference file.




Step 6: After the settings from Step 5 have been established, you can now enter in Main Sheet Amounts.  This number should be based on your differences in sheets.  For example, A100, A200, A300 = Main Sheet Amount (3).



 

Step 7:  After step 6, you should now be able to see different fields appear in the menu below.  During this step, you may want to rename your Sheet Names and Corresponding Template files as this will significantly reduce your input value in further steps.




Step 8: Once you have entered the information you would like, you can now proceed to increase your “Amount of Levels”.  By doing so, the information previously input into the bottom values, we be duplicated allowing you to easily manipulate and change the information as needed.







Step 9 (Optional):  Before you hit the create project button, you may click Save Configuration.  This button will create a temporary .XML file so that you may click Load Configuration to load your default presets.  Furthermore, you may export your configuration for multiple assignments or additional users.

 

Step 10: Once you have established all your settings, click on the create New Project Button.  All of your settings, sheets, views, and templates will be assigned accordingly to save you many hours of initial setup time.  You can use the Front Sheet Menu above to establish default single sheets as well.

ADD VIEWS AND SHEETS

 

This button allows the user to easily and quickly add views and sheets to your current project.  By using this tool, your views can adopt templates, and be put onto sheets with applicable scales quickly and efficiently.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-Bimstore Tab and click on Add Views And Sheets.  From this menu, you will have to RIGHT CLICK to add or remove any sheets you wish to enter.



 

Step 2: Once you have entered the corresponding information with or without templates assigned, you can click on the Create Button to see your information created.



DESIGN OPTIONS MAKER

 

This button allows the user to easily and quickly add views and sheets to your current project.  By using this tool, your views can adopt templates, and be put onto sheets with applicable scales quickly and efficiently.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-Bimstore Tab and click on Design Options.



 

Step 2: After you have successfully clicked on the Design Options Maker, you may be prompt to create Design Options in your project if they do not already exist.



 

Step 3: At this point, once you click yes, you will be brought to the default Design Options shown in the project.  Here, you can make new Design Option Sets, rename accordingly, and create different design options for your model.  This will be the preface before continuing to our default Design options maker.



 

Step 4:  Once you have entered in the information for Design options in Revit and click close, the following dialog will appear.  Much like Add New Views And Sheets Button, you can select which options you want for scale, templates, titleblocks, and naming conventions.  Once you hit the create button, all the applicable information will be created.



 

ALIGNMENT BUTTON

 

This button is used to let the users move all the views of a particular plan view throughout all sheets.  This makes the transition from sheet to sheet perfectly aligned for graphic purposes.  Follow the steps below in order to successfully all the sheets within several easy to follow steps.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

BUTTON USE:

 

Step 1:  To begin, open your project and go into the particular plan view you would like to move or alter.  From this step, select the Page Alignment Tool under the KB-BimStore toolbar.



Before beginning the next step, please see the two views we are focused on adjusting per the sheet location.



View 1



View 2
Step 2:  Once you have clicked on the Alignment Tool, a prompt will open to allow you to select your Viewport scale.  This was purposely made to ensure blow up plans or enlarged plans are not altered if specifically targeting floor plan views.





 

Step 3:  Once you have selected a scale and clicked on the “Select Start And End Point”, you may now drag your viewport to the ideal location.



 

Step 4:  Finally, once you have click and dragged your viewport over to the ideal location, you will be able to check your views to see the alignment for all applicable scale viewports.  See the example below:



View 1



View 2 

LICENSE TOOL

 

This button is strictly used when you want to purchase our KB-BimStore addon.  After our initial 90 day trial period, you will only be able to access this button.  If you are trying to utilize our AutoCAD to Revit Detail converter, a purchase must be made and entered into the plugin system.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and click onto the License Button.  You may see the days remaining on your trial period popup before and after you exit the License procedure.



 

Step 2: Once you have clicked on our License Button, you will see the following prompt appear.  To ensure quick and easy activation, we highly recommend activating online.  You can purchase a license from https://kb-bimstore.com/buy-now/ OR https://kb-bimstore.com/bundle-deals/. After purchasing a license, you will receive an email with your credentials to activate, manage, and keep track of your products.



 

IMPORT DETAILS: Settings and Use

 

This button is used to let the users quickly access many company standards put into place.  Typically, a detail library will be created by creating details in views known as “Drafting Views”.  These buttons eliminate the need to open such files manually and locate where the detail files are.  Follow the steps below in order to successfully set your detail locations to make the process even faster.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

Settings:

Step 1:  To begin, we must first set your detail locations.  First, click on the KB-Bimstore toolbar and navigate your way to “Import Detail Settings”.




Step 2: Once you have clicked on the “Import Detail Settings”, you will be prompt by a menu to select your default detail setting locations.  Please Note:  In order to save the default paths, all paths must be valid.



After you have clicked Save, a default menu will appear confirming your settings:



 

Step 3:  Now that you have selected your default path for the detail locations under settings, you may now utilize the detail buttons. Currently, these detail buttons are only applicable to:

  1. Base And Transition
  2. Door And Window
  3. Ceiling
  4. Millwork
  5. Partition

 

However, this does not mean you cannot set alternate detail files but must make a note that it does not correspond with the applicable detail picture.



 

Step 4: Once you have clicked on the any of the above details, you will be greeted by a prompt showing you all the corresponding details and views you can now import into your existing file.  Once checked off, click on insert and you are ready to go.



 

AUTOCAD DETAIL CONVERTER

This button is perfect when converting AutoCAD details into Revit.  This procedure keeps your lineweights intact, while converting over to Revit Lineweight standards.  By utilizing our AutoCAD converter, you will save hundreds of hours.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017.

 

Keep in mind that if this icon is greyed out, you will need to purchase a license through our website.



 

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the View Tab and create a new Drafting view.  This drafting view can be called anything you choose as they are primarily used for detailing.

 



 

Step 2:  Once you have created a drafting view in your Revit file, proceed to KB-Bimstore Tab and click on CAD Detail Converter.

 



 

Here you will be asked which view you would like to import your AutoCAD Dwg File too.  Furthermore, you will have to select the DWG file you wish to convert.



 

Step 3: Once you have selected your DWG file, a prompt with both the line weights and text options will appear.  These options are based on line weights and line types both found in the Original AutoCAD file and your current Revit File.



 

Step 4: Once you have successfully chosen the linetypes and text you want to convert, Click on Convert.  You may also export and import these default settings to save for multiple AutoCAD files.  The results are shown below:



WEBSITE TOOLS: Search, KB-BimStore, And Video Library

 

These buttons are currently installed to make your life easier by easily accessing the web.  This allows you to not have to remember websites and easily access search engines.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

Settings:

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and click on any of the corresponding websites.  The search tool by default will bring up Google.com while the video library tool will bring up a quick and easy way to access our tutorials.  You can purchase our tutorials through https://kb-bimstore.com/tutorials/.



 

Our main website can be accessed at: https://kb-bimstore.com/



 

Our tutorial website can be accessed at: https://kb-videoaccess.vids.io/



 

REVITCITY: Search Bar

This search bar really helps in eliminating the many steps of one of the most popular Revit websites.  By utilizing our search bar, you can quickly and easily search one of the top ranked Revit websites worldwide. This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and drag the Revit Search bar out by clicking and dragging.  Please Note: Your default internet search selection must be Internet Explorer as RevitCity is not currently compatible with Mozilla and Chrome.









 

AUTO-SYNCHRONIZATION

This button is crucial for the average team player.  With this tool, the user will be able to continuously work without any worry of loss of work.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and click down to Start Auto-Synchronization.  Please note: You will need to set up a central file and enable work-sharing.  To do so, follow the instructions of the following link:

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2016/ENU/Revit-Collaborate/files/GUID-3896288A-0729-4C41-A67D-4FA970DF3E43-htm.html

 



Step 2:  Once you have clicked on the Start Icon, you can then select the timeframe.  Finally, click start and your file will automatically synchronize to the central file.


RENUMBERING BUTTONS: Rooms

These buttons are used to quickly renumber items by clicking on the specific target whether a room, door, or viewport.  Follow the steps below for each type of renumbering to easily and swiftly renumber items.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

 

Renumber By Rooms:

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and click down to the Renumber By Rooms Command.



 

Step 2:  Next, proceed to click on the rooms you want to renumber in chronological order.  You can easily select rooms by clicking on Tab over the room names to select them accordingly.  The room should show up with a X mark and the total space to be displayed as a color.



Step 3:  Finally, once you have selected all the applicable rooms in the order you would like them renumbered, you can now click on the ESC button.  This will terminate the command and renumber accordingly.  Please Note: You may have duplicates or get a duplicate warning if you do not select all of your rooms.



RENUMBERING BUTTONS: Doors

These buttons are used to quickly renumber items by clicking on the specific target whether a room, door, or viewport.  Follow the steps below for each type of renumbering to easily and swiftly renumber items.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

 

Renumber By Doors:

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and click down to the Renumber By Doors Command.



Step 2:  Next, proceed to click on the doors you want to renumber in chronological order.  The door should show up with a blue highlight to the object when about to select each door.



Step 3:  Finally, once you have selected all the applicable doors in the order you would like them renumbered, you can now click on the ESC button.  This will terminate the command and renumber accordingly.  Please Note: You may have duplicates or get a duplicate warning if you do not select all of your rooms.



 

RENUMBERING BUTTONS: Viewports

 

These buttons are used to quickly renumber items by clicking on the specific target whether a room, door, or viewport.  Follow the steps below for each type of renumbering to easily and swiftly renumber items.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

 

Renumber By Doors:

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and click down to the Renumber Viewports Command.



Step 2:  Next, proceed to click on the viewports you want to renumber in chronological order.  The viewport will be displayed as a highlighted object once you hover over your target.



Step 3:  Finally, once you have selected all the applicable viewports in the order you would like them renumbered, you can now click on the ESC button.  This will terminate the command and renumber accordingly.  Please Note: If you have any duplicate viewports, the command will not work.



 

RENUMBERING BUTTONS: Automatic Door Renumber

These buttons are used to quickly renumber items by clicking on the specific target whether a room, door, or viewport.  Follow the steps below for each type of renumbering to easily and swiftly renumber items.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

 

Automatic Door Renumber:

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and click down to the Automatic Door Renumber Command.



Step 2:  Next, proceed to click on the room you want to pre-select.

 

Step 3:  Finally, once you have selected the room, proceed to click on the door you want the number to correspond to.  This will terminate the command and renumber accordingly.

 

RENUMBERING BUTTONS: Automatic Door Renumber To|From

These buttons are used to quickly renumber items by clicking on the specific target whether a room, door, or viewport.  Follow the steps below for each type of renumbering to easily and swiftly renumber items.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

Automatic Door Renumber To|From:

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and click down to the Automatic Door Renumber To|From Command.



Step 2:  Next, you will be prompt with an option of either doors leading to the room or from the room.  Finally, click renumber for the doors to renumber according to the room selection.

 

Step 3:  Please Note: You may encounter a duplicate Mark error if you have multiple doors leading to one single room.  At this point, you will need to renumber those applicable rooms accordingly.

 

 

WINDOW TILE: Modify Your Views

The following buttons were created to help control your views and allow for multiple screens open simultaneously.  Follow the procedures below to adjust your screen accordingly.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

Window Tile:

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and click down to the Window Tile Command.



 

Step 2:  Next, proceed to click on the settings you would like to display.  The buttons adjust the screen accordingly.



 

 

2A – LEFT CONFIGURATION:



 

2B – RIGHT CONFIGURATION:



2C – TOP CONFIGURATION:


2D – BOTTOM CONFIGURATION:



 

Step 3: From the other buttons listed below, you can use these tools to load, save, make your tile screen bigger, and/or smaller based on your specific needs.



 

TOOL PALETTE

This button is ideal whenever doing any type of mechanical, electrical or plumbing work.  By utilizing our tool palette, you can easily navigate through the components already pre-loaded into your Revit file.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and click down to Tool Palette.



 

Step 2:  Once you have clicked on the Tool Palette Icon, you will be shown a tool Palette of several Mechanical fixtures, Plumbing Fixtures, and Electrical Fixtures pre-loaded into your file.  Please Note: If your tool palette is 100% completely empty, save your file and try to restart Revit.  The error should be corrected.



 

Step 3:  After you have navigated your way to the physical component, double click on that object to be able to place and/or layout the design/component you wish.  You will also see a preview to the right of the screen.



DOOR OFFSET TOOL

This button is ideal whenever working with doors and trying to get a consistent offset from a wall.  By following the steps below, you can rest assure that each door will be offset from a wall with the appropriate measurements.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and click down to the Door Offset Tool.



 

Step 2:  Once you have clicked on the Door Offset Tool, you will see a dialog appear asking for an input value.  For Example: 0.5 Units may equal 0’-6” Offset.






 

Step 3:  Finally, begin by selecting a door and then selecting the wall that you want the door to be offset from.  Once you are done selecting your doors and walls, hit ESC to finish the command to see all the doors move accordingly.


DWG FILE REMOVER

This button is perfect for removing all dwg files that may be nested within your Revit file.   Follow the instructions below to easily remove all dwg files you may of accidentally imported.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and click down to the Door Offset Tool.



 

Step 2:  Once you have clicked on the DWG File Remover tool, a prompt will show up showing the results of the DWG files removed.



VIEW DEPTH OVERRIDE: Elevation Tool

This button is perfect for saving you hundreds of hours in re-creating line weight for elevation views.  By following the simple / easy procedure down below, you can quickly change all your line weights in elevations, sections, and blow up details within seconds.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

Step 1:  To begin, find a view that you would like to edit the depth and line weights too. This can be for an elevation or section.  In this example, we will use an elevation marker.  Click on the elevation marker triangle to select the properties of the elevation marker.



 

Step 2: Once you have clicked on the elevation marker, proceed to the properties dialog and scroll down to “Far Clipping”.  By default, this is shown to No Clip.  Change the “No Clip” option to “Clip with Line”.  This will show a boundary of how far you can see in the view.



Step 3:  This boundary can be adjusted using the arrow tools to set the maximum distance seen.  As a result, our elevation tool will break it up into 5 zones.  Keep these zones in mind for the following steps.



Step 4:  Once you have understood these boundaries, proceed to open up the elevation view and navigate to the appropriate View Depth Override Tool under KB-Bimstore Tab.



 

Step 5: After you successfully click on the View Depth Override Tool, a dialog will appear with several line weight options.  The previous zones shown before can be seen in this dialog box.  The numbers coordinate with the line weights set in the project so please be aware that quality may be different due to line weight settings and scale.



 

Step 6: Once you have successfully established your line weights and clicked on the “Execute” button, you will see your results change.  If you need to change these values, you can do so quickly by just clicking back onto the View Depth Override Tool.

Results Vary Based On Scale And Line Weights Set Within Project.



EXPORT TO EXCEL

 

This button is perfect when you need to export quantities and materials into a well-documented excel chart automatically.  By clicking on our excel chart, all of the elements and views within your project are successfully exported into an easy to use chart.  Follow the steps below in order to export your items to excel quick and efficiently.  This procedure is applicable in Revit 2015 to Revit 2017

 

Step 1:  To begin, navigate to the KB-BimStore tool bar and click down to the Export To Excel.



 

Step 2:  Once you have done this, Excel will automatically open and begin quantifying all of your model elements from your project.  You can flip through the tabs located on the bottom to see different components.