Author: Glynnis Patterson Ideate Software, Ideate Explorer, Revit

This was a great question that our Support team fielded last week about Keynotes. Ideate Explorer for Revit can easily handle this kind of request along with finding other hard-to-find items such as Revision Clouds, hidden DWG Imports, Model Lines, Text.

Question: Can Ideate Explorer for Revit tell you where keynotes are used? It would be very handy to see a list with each keynote and all the sheets it’s used on.

Answer: Ideate Explorer for Revit can help you find all the keynotes. Here’s a step-by-step on how to find and review your keynotes.


  1. Index the “Entire Project” as shown; with Ideate Explorer 2012 this should take less than one minute, even with files that are 250 MB+.
  2. Select the Checkbox next to the “Keynote Tags” as shown. This is the same as selecting every Keynote Tag in the project.
  3. Select “Current Selection” as shown. This will clear the Results window of extraneous information.
  4. Change the View dropdown option from “Category” to “Instance List” as shown. At this point you can double-click on each item and Ideate Explorer for Revit will open up the view for reviewing/editing purposes OR you can export the list.
  5. To Export this list, right-click and select “Export to Excel.”


Give it a try! Download a free Trial of Ideate Explorer for Revit. What’s in your RVT?!

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     Glynnis Patterson
Glynnis Patterson, NCARB
Director of Software Development

Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator, and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development at Ideate Software, and she continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for ECLC of New Jersey and Grow it Green Morristown. Follow Glynnis on Twitter.