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Friday, May 25, 2012

Australian Revit Keynotes and NATSPEC

You may or may not already know that the Australian Revit content includes keynote files for NATSPEC.

I struggle to find keynoting settings every time.

I have previously posted about the NATSPEC BIM Portal

The Natspec Keynotes have been available since at least Revit 2010, possibly earlier:

In relation to 'element lists' and Revit standards, the VA BIM Guide is an expansion of the AIA Document E202 BIM Protocol Exhibit – 2008.

You can download a copy via the Web Links/ BIM Standards page of this site [downloads link inserted] (See Main Menu to your left). The VA BIM Guide is the last item in the list. Coincidentally, NATSPEC is in the process of adapting the Guide for Australian use.
National BIM Guide review

The excellent and free Keynote Manager is still available at:
Keynote Manager - Home


  1. Can you supply a direct link to the keynotes for Natspec, as the ones mentioned earlier in this post don't exist anymore, and I had a search & still can't find them.

  2. I found them at:
    "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RVT 2013\Libraries\Australia\Architecture\RevitKeynotes_AUS - NATSPEC.txt"
    "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RVT 2013\Libraries\Australia\Structure\RevitKeynotes_AUS - NATSPEC.txt"

    I have uploaded them for you to:
    RevitKeynotes_AUS - NATSPEC.zip

  3. Hi Luke,
    You might be interested in an article on the NATSPEC website which includes a keynoting framework file for Revit that can be downloaded. See http://bim.natspec.org/index.php/tools/keynoting-framework.
    I would welcome any comments or suggestions you have about it.
    Neil Greenstreet - Senior Architect NATSPEC