This post is from guest contributor, Adam Peter. As a Customer Success Engineer with Autodesk Adam provides data management expertise to Architectural, Engineering and Construction companies around the world.
You may perhaps be aware that Vault has an add-in with Revit and that new in 2014 is a feature that allows you to search for family files based on the parameters within that file.
Before you can take full advantage of the feature there is a little legwork that needs to be done first.
Step 1: Download and install the Revit Plug-in for Vault Professional 2014. This can be downloaded HERE. Be mindful that this is installed on the Vault server and not the client.
Step 2: Log into the ADMS console and right click on the vault of your choice. From here select the “Revit Indexing Service” from the menu.
Step 3: Within the ensuing dialog box select the “Yes, enable the Revit Indexing Service” button.
Step 4: Wait for the indexing to take place. It does take some time for the initial index to process depending on the amount of family files you’ve added to the Vault. The task of indexing also works on a 20 minute heartbeat so when you add new content it may also take a few minutes to show up in the search dialog.
With the new feature installed and configured you can have peace of mind knowing that you can find any file, searching on all the parameters within!