Are You Delivering All the Value You Can at Handover? Part II

April 29, 2016 ACS Uberflip User

Revit_to_BIM_360_Ops-E.pngPart II: Asset Handover from Autodesk Revit

Last week we wrote about how to prepare your BIM 360 Field equipment data for handover with BIM 360 Ops. Today, we will discuss Revit.

But first, why should you consider BIM 360 Ops for handing over your BIM asset data?

First, it helps the building owner realize the value of your efforts to keep the model up-to-date during design and construction. Second, it makes it possible for the owner to begin operating and maintaining the building from Day One. Third, it is free for you, as a General Contractor.

To help you to create more value for building owners at handover, here’s how we recommend you prepare your Revit asset data.

Preparing your Revit asset data for handover is a must!

You will find the BIM 360 Ops Add-in for Revit at the bottom of the Settings page, accessed from the Portfolio dashboard. Only standalone Revit files are supported.

The element mark property is the BIM 360 Ops Asset ID. If the mark property is empty, BIM 360 Ops automatically generates a unique Asset ID. The Revit Element Type and Element Name, formatted as Element Type: Element Name, are the asset Description.

Element Type Category is the assets’ Category. Asset categories are used for grouping and reporting.

Any parameter with “barcode” in the name is the BIM 360 Ops Barcode.

We recommend that the element be a family instance. If the room calculation point is turned on inside the Revit family, the BIM 360 Ops location will be the room number. If the element is not a family instance, it will be the Level or Floor. If the Revit project has a location base point assigned, the element geometry location is mapped to the BIM 360 Ops asset geolocation.

Element Type images are added to the BIM 360 Ops Photo gallery.

Parameters with URL string values will be imported into the BIM 360 Ops document gallery.

Manufacturer and Model will first be populated using the Element Type Manufacturer and Model. If those properties are blank, then parameters with names containing “manufacturer” and “model” will be used.

Parameters with names containing “serial number”, “install date’, and “expire date” will be used to populate the corresponding BIM 360 Ops fields.

Parameters in a Revit MEP group will be imported as custom fields in the More Details section. The Revit MEP groups are: Electrical, Electrical – Circuiting, Electrical – Lighting, Electrical – Load, Mechanical, Mechanical – Flow, Mechanical – Loads, and Plumbing. Only shared parameters of type MEP are exported.

As a best practice, we recommend exporting one asset initially to validate your results.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!


BIM 360 Ops Revit Property Name Notes
Asset ID Element Mark If empty, assigned by BIM 360 Ops
Description Element Type: Element Name  
Category Element Type Category  
Barcode / QR Code Any parameter that's name contains "barcode"  
Location   See above
Manufacturer Element Type Manufacturer, otherwise a parameter that's name contains "manufacturer"  
Model Element Type Model  
Serial Number Any parameter that's name contains "serial number"  
Installation Date Any parameter that's name contains "install date"  
Warranty Expiration Any parameter that's name contains "expire date"  
More Details   See above
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