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.
In Revit, place and isolate the component to create a tag from
Export the view to DWG
Make sure colors are set to Specified in view.
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.
In AutoCAD, go to Layer Properties
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.
Select corresponding hatches and move them to the new layers.
Note: Change the color to as layer.
Save the DWG.
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
In type properties, change the value in Fire_FamilyTagMapping
In this example, ArrowLeftRight will be the QUID for this tag.
Import the DWG that was created in the beginning and that has been modified.
If necessary, turn on Reference Planes in the view via visibility/graphic override.
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
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.
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.