To create a tag that contains all the details and colors of the symbols, follow these steps below.

Autocad and Revit are necessary to complete the workflow.


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In Revit, place and isolate the component to create a tag from


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Export the view to DWG 

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Make sure colors are set to Specified in view.

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Open the file in AutoCAD. Select the black symbol and explode.  Write explode in command.

Note: If the colors are not the same in AutoCAD as in Revit, check export settings that colors are set to Specified in view.


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In AutoCAD, go to Layer Properties


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Create new layers for each colour. Name them after the colours, in the BFT template there already exist a few i.e. Red, Green, Blue, Black, White, Black …

These are used to control the colours.


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Select corresponding hatches and move them to the new layers.

Note: Change the color to as layer.

Save the DWG.


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Create a new tag, either from a new family template, or just use an existing family. In this example, an existing family will be modified.

In the project browser, right-click on a tag and edit.

Note: the tag must be the same category as the symbol in the first step. In this case, it will be a Fire Alarm Device


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In type properties, change the value in Fire_FamilyTagMapping


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In this example, ArrowLeftRight will be the QUID for this tag.


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Import the DWG that was created in the beginning and that has been modified.


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If necessary, turn on Reference Planes in the view via visibility/graphic override.


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Scale down the symbol so it’s the right size. All symbol tags included in the BFT template are 6mm tall.

Use the rescale tool found under Modify tab


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After rescaling, remove the old symbol and place the new ArrowLeftRight in origin (the intersection of the reference planes)

Save the file and load it into the project.


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For the tool Tag Evacuation Symbols to work, both the symbol and the tag must have the same GUID on Fire_FamilyTagMapping.

Write the same value on the Fire_FamilyTagMapping on the component that was just turned into a tag.


Note: Since the 2022 spring edition, it's a project parameter. If there is no parameter, just open the family and add a text family parameter and reload into the project.