Adding Tags

You're halfway through the book, and you've probably noticed that some subjects, such as tags, were brushed over in earlier chapters. Tags simply can't be avoided because they come in automatically with many items. But a mystery surrounds them. Where do they come from, how does Revit know what tag to associate with what element, and how the heck do you make Revit's tags look like your tags?

You can almost see a tag as a “window” looking into the item itself. A tag allows you to pull a parameter out of an item and put that parameter onto the drawing in a physical sense. Given that, tags are how you label things.

To start, let's concentrate on the simple and then move to the more complex. First, you'll learn how to add a tag that didn't ...

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