Adobe® Acrobat® X. The manual and the program have been thoroughly checked for errors. The user of the program is solely responsible for the applications. Inc. copied or reproduced. 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® is a registered trademark of 3DA Systems Inc.. without written permission from 3DA Systems Inc. Tel. MEP. Inc. MEP.com 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® 2014 is an integrated software working within the Revit® environment that enables users to publish rich and interactive XLSX files. The software is intended to work with Revit® Architecture. ® Revit® Architecture. 2013 . 1 | 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit 2014 User’s Guide © 3DA Systems Inc. Victoria. 250-383-9981 Email: info@3dasystems. No part of it may be translated. Inc.com Homepage: www. XI Pro is a registered trademark of Adobe® Systems. Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. However. BC.Copyright This manual is protected by copyright laws. and 3dasystems. 3DA does not claim that either one is completely error free. Structure and is a registered trademark of Autodesk®.3dasystems. in any form or by any means. Structure is a registered trademark of Autodesk .com 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® 2014 The program “3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® 2014” is a product of 3DA Systems Inc. 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® is a registered trademark of 3DA Systems Inc. Canada. Errors and omissions are corrected as soon as they are detected. We strongly encourage the user to test the correctness of all calculations at least by random sampling. 3DA reserves the right to modify or to release new editions of this manual. The software has been designed to work as an “ADDIN” or “Plug-in” within the program Autodesk Revit® 2014.

............................................. 6  Installation and activation of 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® 14 ........................................................................................................................................................ 6  Welcome to the Setup ........................................... 4  Chapter 1: ......................................................................................................................... 8  Exporting with 3DA Meta Data Exporter in Revit® 2014 . 4  Project Management ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6  License Agreement ......................................................................................................................................... Victoria.. 9    2 | 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit 2014 User’s Guide © 3DA Systems Inc................................................................................. 6  Confirm Installation ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3  Welcome to 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® 2014! ..................................................... 8  Manual Activation Process ............................................................................. Canada.............................................................................................. BC.......................................... 3  Better Team Work ................................................................................................................................ 3  Working with Clients ...... 2013 ................................................................................................................................ 1  Contents .......................................................Contents Contents Copyright ............................................................................................ 3  Export from Revit to Excel............................................................................................. 6  Internet Download ............................................................. 2  Getting Started ........................................................ 3  Share and Analyze Digital Data ............ 7  Chapter 2: ............................................................... 3  Key Benefits ......................................................................................

Interoperability 3DA software offers interoperability features with in suite bundles. and materials to realize a project’s design data and improve project delivery. these can now be viewed and selected as individual components or exported in full from the 3D view port. are the basis for all building components designed in Revit. Best of all. such as cabinets and other equipment.Getting Started Welcome to 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® 2014! Share and Analyze Digital Data 3DA software has been designed to work the way architects and designers think. while supporting accurate architectural designs. graphical system for design and form making as well as the ability to display design at very detailed levels. Integrated features within MDEx for Revit helps to quickly understand methods. BC. One Button 3D Export Interoperability Quick Launch Function Document Assemblies 3 | 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit 2014 User’s Guide © 3DA Systems Inc. Using 3DA tools. developing a higherquality product. They offer an open. Physical Building Materials Exported to Excel Physical materials improves efficiency of BIM-based building workflows by assigning properties to the building envelope. enabling you to work more efficiently with members of your extended project team. Canada. 3DA product can export your building model or site information. also known as families.. to Excel software which offers the ability to visualize and now analyze 3D BIM models for dependable and configurable workflow and deliverables. specifically built for provision of Building Information Modeling workflows. complete with critical metadata. Working with Clients Construction Modeling Construction modeling with 3DA software helps develop better construction insight from the 3D design. Element value defined within Revit building elements can now be exported to Excel “with one button” for downstream building information for analysis. such as walls and columns. Key Benefits Parameter Usage Analyze & Accuracy Physical Building Material Take-off Visualization Enhancements Export from Revit to Excel Parametric Components Parametric Components. as well as the most basic building parts. 2013 . Prepare shop drawings for fabrication more easily with features that give you greater flexibility in documenting assemblies of elements. one can capture and analyze concepts to maintain a strong vision throughout design. Victoria. Use Parametric Components for the most elaborate assemblies. documentation. and construction.

Meta Data Exporter Parametric Components from Revit help calculate detailed material quantities and track material quantities for cost estimates. 3DA software can export your building model or site information. Project Management Construction Modeling Construction modeling with 3DA software help derive better construction insight from the 3D design. and track data creation. Visualization Enhancements Autodesk Revit and Revit Architecture software offer a variety of visualization enhancements to give you more control over the appearance of your project within the software. 2013 .Keep design data more accurate and coordinated. Better Team Work Collaboration and Data Management Software Meta Data Exporter software helps organize. enabling everyone on the extended team to participate in the building information modeling process (BIM). simulation. anywhere with the free Adobe® Reader. manage. 3DA’s 3D PDF Converter for Revit and 3D MDEx offer interactive 3D real-time content element and extended parameters are now viewed by selected components or exported as an entire building element. Prepare shop drawings for fabrication more easily with features that give you greater flexibility in documenting assemblies of elements. and enhance collaboration with 3DA & Adobe software for Revit projects. Interoperability Enhancements 3DA products offer the ability to visualize and now analyze 3D BIM models for dependable and configurable workflow and deliverables. minimize errors. without the need to own expensive CAD software or proprietary viewers. enabling you to work more efficiently with members of your extended project team.. interactive. Victoria. complete with critical metadata to Excel which offers the ability to visualize and now analyze 3D BIM models for dependable and configurable workflow and deliverables. This allows for easier management of your design and engineering information. The MDEx engine helps support more accurate material take-offs. as well as enhanced backbone selections for creating compelling data. BC. Interoperability 3DA software offers interoperability features with in suite bundles. and documentation processes for design and engineering workgroups. 4 | 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit 2014 User’s Guide © 3DA Systems Inc. Enhanced Industry 3D PDF Support 3D PDF Converter for Revit® is an integrated software working within the Revit® environment that enables users to publish rich. firms need differentiators that can win them new business. 3D PDF files are up to 97% smaller than the original Revit® 3D models. Finding new ways to cut project costs and do more with less. Burdened with intense competition and thin profit margins. Creating 3D PDFs of your Revit® designs allows you to share all your design and construction data with anyone. Preview the realistic visual style. Canada. Get more control over design data with revision management capabilities and quickly find and reuse design data.

3DA Products Available on Revit Exchange App Store The Revit Exchange App Store is a web platform that allows you to easily gain access to add-ins and other content in the Revit platform 5 | 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit 2014 User’s Guide © 3DA Systems Inc. 2013 . Victoria. Canada.. BC.

com or the Autodesk Exchange App Store. Before you can run 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit 2014.Chapter 1: Installation and activation of 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® 14 Internet Download You can freely download the 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® 2014 Trial Edition from www. This creates an icon with in your Revit® application and your Start menu of MS® Windows. Canada.Follow the prompts from the welcome screen and “Click next” to continue License Agreement Please take a moment to read and accept the “End User License Agreement” to continue.3dasystems. Victoria. Welcome to the Setup The first time you run the program you are presented with the Welcome Dialog. the file you download to your computer is an install program. You can also download full versions of the program that you have purchased. You must run it to install 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® 2014 onto your system. you must first install it by running the Setup Program There are two ways you can obtain this file:   By downloading from 3DA Systems website By downloading from Autodesk Exchange App Store After downloading and executing “3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® 14”. 2013 . In either case. The simplest way to do this is to download the file to your desktop or Temp directory.. You will be required to “Agree” to continue installing the program. You can then run the install program by clicking on the icon in “Add ins” within Autodesk® Revit®. BC. 6 | 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit 2014 User’s Guide © 3DA Systems Inc.

2013 .Confirm Installation The installer is ready to install and setup 3D PDF Converter for Revit® 2014 on your computer. It should only take a few minutes for the install… Please wait. Victoria. Click “Next” to start the installation Progress bar will show progress well installing. BC.. Canada. Congratulations on successfully installing 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® 2014 Click “Close” to exit the Installation Window 7 | 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit 2014 User’s Guide © 3DA Systems Inc.

After you have loaded you project go the default 3D view in Revit®. Canada. 2013 . Click “3D View” and select “Default 3D View”. Victoria. Click “Help” to bring up the help menu 8 | 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit 2014 User’s Guide © 3DA Systems Inc.Chapter 2: Exporting with 3DA Meta Data Exporter in Revit® 2014 Open Autodesk® Revit® 2014 and select your Project. Select the “View Tab”. BC. Select the “Add-Ins” tab to bring up the 3D MDX Exporter Capabilities. Click “Meta Data Exporter” to start exporting to an Excel file. To ensure the program has been installed correctly go to Add-ins ribbon and verify the 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit® Icon is present..

Activate Online Now When you start using the exporter for the first time you will be prompted with a few options.. In the email please include the “The Hardware Fingerprint”. Email: activation@3dasystems. Manual Activation Process Manual activation is required if you do not have an online connection to activate the 3D PDF for Revit ® product. If you have purchased the software you may enter your “Serial Number” and click “Activate”. BC. 2013 . 9 | 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit 2014 User’s Guide © 3DA Systems Inc. and “serial” number. Program will open once activated. and use “Activation” in the subject line.com. Please ensure you have these at the time of activation process… recommend writing down for a later time. Canada. Manual Activation If your software is not activated and you would like to register please refer to the online “Manual Activation” here. Once you have received your Serial Number in the corresponding field and click “Activate”. * Note: The activation process requires an internet connection to our server to verify your new license. once this completed your program will open and be fully activated. Click the button to open the manual activation information screen and note “The Hardware Fingerprint” and “Activation ID”. and “Activation ID”. Victoria. Or Buy Now If you have not purchased this application yet please click “Buy Now” button.

Save the File You will be prompted to save the file. Indicate the file name and save the XLSX file to your computer or folder of choice. however if you choose specific elements before clicking “Meta Data Exporter” you will be given an option to export “Selected only” elements Selecting “All Categories” will export all categories within Revit. 10 | 3DA Meta Data Exporter for Revit 2014 User’s Guide © 3DA Systems Inc. Canada. Save to File Options A box will pop up.. Select the “General” tab. BC. Victoria.  By default “All Elements” are selected to be exported. while “All Fields” will export everything Check Box “Manually select from a list of categories” will let you choose which elements you want to be exported. Note: Ensure you click “on” Open file after conversion if you would like your XLSX to open automatically. Collecting and Exporting of elements is dependent on the size of each 3D model or specific chosen elements. while “Used in the Project Categories” only exported categories within the Revit Project Selecting “ Basic Fields” will export only a predefined parameters. 2013 . The “Arrows” between the tables are used to take-out or bring-in categories that you want to export     Click “OK” to begin conversion.

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