by Gareth Spencer
If you’re an Autodesk Revit user and you have subscription, you can get product enhancements which you can download from the Autodesk Subscription Centre. All you need to do is type in your User ID and Password and this will allow you to download any of these product enhancements.
Then selecting Downloads > Product Enhancements on the left hand side of the screen. A full list of Subscription Advantage Packs will be available for you to download. Simply click on the item you wish to download.
The one I am looking at today its Space Naming Utility for Revit MEP 2014, which is going to help me automatically assign the Revit MEP Space names and numbers from the Architects rooms in his link Revit.
Please note it is also available for Revit MEP 2013, 2012 and 2011 versions as well.
So once you have downloaded the Subscription pack you will need to install it, then you’re ready to go.
Right so how does it work? Well if you link in an Architects model and it has the Rooms applied then you can add your spaces and the Space Naming Utility will do the rest.
As you can see from the below image I have building linked in and I have just applied my spaces but they need amending so it matches what the Architect has called them in his model.
To use the Space Naming Utility go to the Add-Ins (tab) > Space Number Utility > Launch SNU. This will open up a dialog box on screen you can then choose if you want to Coordinate both the Names and Numbers or just change Names or Numbers individually. You can all so select All levels or Specific levels. I am going to just choose Level 0 as I only have one level in my model, then within seconds not minutes or hours my Spaces are now re-named and re-numbered.
I personally think it’s a great tool and well worth downloading. It's major bonus is it's going to save you loads of time.
If you would like to know a little more about this tool why not look at Autodesk Wikihelp Page, see following link:Wikihelp-Space Naming Utility