UNIFI comes with two empty libraries that are ready for uploading content:
•Company Library – Your main content library
•Detail Library – This library can be used to store all of your company details (drafting views)
Feel free to upload your existing content to these pre-made libraries or create your own.
To upload content, select the cloud icon on the left side of the screen.
Next, navigate to the folder directory on your computer where all of your content is currently located and then drag and drop the files that you’d like to upload:
When you drag and drop a folder structure of Revit content into UNIFI, the names of the folders will automatically be added as tags to the content. This quickly allows you to batch upload thousands of pieces of content that will be easily found using UNIFI’s robust search feature.
Next, select the library you want it to go to.
And then select Upload in the bottom right of the screen
Looking to upload your system families and details as well? No problem! UNIFI is compatible with multiple Revit element types:
•System Families (Walls, Floors, Ductwork, •Piping, Cable Tray etc)
•Details (Drafting Views)
For more information on uploading content, including instructions on using our Batch Export feature, check out our Adding Content to UNIFI Guide.
UNIFI has three user roles for various security and workflow purposes:
•User: Used for the majority of design staff to supply access to specific libraries of content.
•Library Administrator: Ideal for regional BIM managers or office BIM managers who are responsible for managing content within specific libraries, but do not need full firm-wide library access rights.
•Company Administrator: We recommend that a small group of users are in this role.
To add a user, navigate to the User Management screen within UNIFI by clicking on the People icon on the left side of the screen.
Next, click the Manage Users button under the Active Users section.
Select Add in the upper right corner of the screen.
Insert the user’s first name, last name, and email address.
Then select Save User.
The user has now been successfully created and will receive an email inviting them to reset their password.
Check out our guide on How to Manage Users to learn more about editing users, managing groups, and more.
Now that your content has been uploaded and your users are all set up, it’s time to start designing with your team! You can search for content, browse content within libraries, and insert directly into your Revit design.
To do this, click on the magnifying glass in the top left corner of the screen.
Type in the search bar what you’d like to find:
And then simply click on the thumbnail image to load that family into your current Revit project.
To learn more, check out our detailed guide to Finding Content in UNIFI.
You are now well on your way to being a UNIFI Power User. View our Knowledge Center for more tutorial and best practices.