Revit 2021 – COBie Export Limitation

COBie is a common deliverable for BIM projects worldwide. It involves assigning parameters to elements that is then populated with data and used in facilities management. This typically happens from the end of the design and especially during construction and commissioning. When exporting to COBie there are only so many parameters that can be assigned […]

Sort Revit System Family Parameters Alphabetically

I have stared diving into managing information for COBie data drops. It seems straight forward in principle, however, there are certainly some areas where Autodesk could improve on the user interface. One such is the listing of the parameters for system families. After the Autodesk BIM Interoperability tools have been used to attach COBie parameters […]

Autodesk Classification Manager for Revit

This invaluable tool with which to manage classification systems in Revit and Navisworks has been available for some time and may be downloaded free of charge here: As a Revit modeller with knowledge of BIM then know that: throughout the lifecycle of a building, classification systems facilitate managing data information models (Revit projects). Autodesk […]

ASAQS-A South African Classification Standard

The ASAQS standard is published by the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS). The ASAQS Elemental classification was developed by the BIM Institute ( in partnership with ASAQS and endorsed by South African Institute for Architects (SAIA). It may be downloaded here: The ASAQS Elemental classification is intended to address specification requirements through […]