The ‘create cove.tool views’ is the heart of the Revit Plugin. This command uses an automated series of View Templates to search the Revit Project and find building element which fall in-line with typical modeling assumptions for setting up the categories required to create the energy and daylight models. This process uses Family Tags and function properties to filter geometry to the correct cove.tool geometry export views. Objects which are tagged in the wrong family/building properties, will not filter into these views, but can be updated to correctly show the objects with the steps listed above.
Many of our other users who have become comfortable with using the Revit Plugin have started creating their own ViewTemplates. Many users understand their modeling process better than we do and integrating cove.tool into their process is expedited by having customized ViewTemplates. For those not wishing to make their own templates it is recommend to continue with a process of routinely updating the cove.tool layers with the create button. Also, if the geometry changes are only occurring in a couple of layers (only on the facade, for example) then users can delete impacted layers i.e. Exterior Walls and Windows, and regenerate only those 3D views when using the "Create cove.tool Layers" button. Uploading geometry from the newly created views will override only these categories and cove.tool and other categories remained as is.