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Mastering Specifications Automation: A Deep Dive into BIM Model Integration and Keynote Export Best Practices, a Tech Talk with RIB

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About This Program

Join specifications expert and trainer Gary Christensen, along with design application specialist Judah Jackson, for an illuminating webinar on the best practices for digital specifications management and seamlessly integrating them with BIM models. This session will guide you through the intricacies of associating Revit files with specs and optimizing Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC) upload workflows. Delve into the fundamentals of office master and project specification management, focusing on keynote exporting, handling annotations, importing keynote text files into Revit, creating/assigning annotations, updating keynotes, and more.

Session Takeaways

  • Learn best practices for interacting with BIM model content within an integrated specification management platform.
  • Understand the crucial role of keynotes as a consistent method for annotating construction documents, ensuring effective communication and identification of building materials.
  • Navigate the nuances of keynote export basics, differentiating between automating office masters and projects, and gain proficiency in the Specifier Exports Keynotes journey.
  • Learn a step-by-step process for importing keynote files into Revit, previewing them in Keynote Manager, and creating/assigning annotations for element/material keynotes, enhancing your workflow efficiency.

Learning Units

CSI: 1.0 LU*
*May be submitted for domain specific learning units to CDT recertification, and/or general learning units for CCCA, CCS, and CCPR.

Relevant Practices

Specifying/Information Management


  • Gary Christensen, CSI, CDT

    Client Education Manager, RIB

    Gary Christensen has been creating and delivering educational content, live and online, to the construction industry for more than 20 years. He is a CSI Member and holds the CDT (Construction Document Technologist) Certification. He joined RIB in December of 2017.

  • Judah Jackson, Design Applications Specialist

    Judah has been working in various aspects of the AEC field for more than 35 years. He was among the first to receive expert level certification in the use and implementation of BIM software applications. He has been with RIB since 2018.

March 12, 2024
Tue 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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