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Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 11:26:05 PM | Reload keynote database without restarting Revit

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There should be a way to reload the keynote database without having to exit Revit and restart. Sort of like REINIT in AutoCAD.

This is important because the database that comes with Revit is not all that complete where you want it to. Which means every office must spend time and effort completing it.


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Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 11:30:40 PM | Reload keynote database without restarting Revit

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You don't need to re-start - just goto settings/keynoting then hit the browse button but you don't need to change anything - this will trigger a re-load.

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Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 11:40:17 PM | Reload keynote database without restarting Revit

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That would be great. There is a workaround to keep you from starting revit. It's not ideal, but it is fairly quick. What you do is simply load a new keynote file, then go back and load your original file.

 

A fast way of doing this: Create a new .txt file in the same folder with the same name as your keynote.txt file, with "X" at the end of the filename. It doesn't need to have your keynotes in it, any text will work. I would suggest some random text, or something along the lines of "these are not keynotes", to be sure nobody mistakes it for your actual keynotes. When you need to reload the keynotes, go to Settings|Keynoting. There will an editable file path, with the "Browse" button next to it. Ignore the button, just go to the end of the filepath and add an "X", then hit OK. Now, go back, delete the "X" (this will now be your original filepath), hit OK. Your keynotes will now be reloaded without restarting Revit.

 

This looks a lot more complex than it is, I was deliberately verbose in my description.


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Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 11:41:37 PM | WWHub

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Quoting WWHub from 2008-12-16 17:30:40

"You don't need to re-start - just goto settings/keynoting then hit the browse button but you don't need to change anything - this will trigger a re-load."

I didn't think that worked, I never had any luck unless I actually loaded a different file.

 

If it does work, go ahead and ignore my suggestion.


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Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 2:27:49 PM | Reload keynote database without restarting Revit

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It does work ... you have to hit the browse, accept your default file and the ok and not cancel out .

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Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 12:48:09 PM | Reload keynote database without restarting Revit

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WWHub is correct.  And to go one step further, in my keyboard shortcut key commands (Open the KeyboardShortcuts.txt file in a text editor. This file is typically located in the following directory: C:\Program Files\Revit Architecture 2009\Program\) I have assigned "KK" to open my Settings: Keynoting... dialogue box.  Makes it a little quicker this way.

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Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 4:05:28 PM | Reload keynote database without restarting Revit

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Sorry to bring back an old thread here...

The process described above is what I've always done with 2009 and earlier.  Now I'm on 2010 and I can't seem to find a similar solution... does anybody know how to do this in 2010?

 Thanks!


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Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 12:37:18 PM | Reload keynote database without restarting Revit

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Sorry to bring back an old thread here...

The process described above is what I've always done with 2009 and earlier.  Now I'm on 2010 and I can't seem to find a similar solution... does anybody know how to do this in 2010?

 Thanks!

 

To do this in 2010 you click on 'Manage', go to 'Settings', and fourth from the bottom is 'Keynote Settings'. You then have to click 'Browse' and select 'Ok' to reassign the updated keynote to your project/family (whatever); but that's how you do it.


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Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 3:10:46 PM | Reload keynote database without restarting Revit

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Wierd, when I go to 'Manage' > 'Settings', I don't see anything about keyed notes... my fourth from the bottom is 'Arrowheads'...

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Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 4:49:32 PM | Reload keynote database without restarting Revit

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go to annotate->Tag->keynote settings

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Wed, May 7, 2014 at 10:42:16 AM | Reload keynote database without restarting Revit

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thanks for the tip, makes a huge difference :-)


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