Spools To Search Sets
Search sets can provide useful tools to help the personnel in the field locate a piece of fabrication in the model. In order for this workflow to be used, the spool names must be located on a property that is exposed in Autodesk® Navisworks®. An example of this would be on Fabrication CADmep+ parts. The actual "Spool Name" data is not exposed in Navisworks as a property, but the "Notes" data is. The same workflow can be used for Revit Elements or any other part that has the spool name on a property exposed in Navisworks. For more on how to make this process work for you, and for a tool to automatically put the data in the "Spool Name" field into the "Notes" field for Fabrication MEP, see the post "Creating Navis Spool Search Sets". The "Spool To Search Set" tool will go through the model and find the unique property values on different parts in the model. This can be done either through a selection, or on the entire model.