The Revit View naming conventions established in the DOD outline correspond with slightly adapted NCS Version 4.0 File naming conventions. There are a few basic reasons for the format and rigidity


If you don't have the luxury of a 100% Revit-BIM Based project you will need to import/export to CAD and subsequently DGN for most DOD / USACE projects.
The  Revit View naming conventions established in the DOD outline correspond with slightly adapted NCS Version 4.0 File naming conventions. There are a few basic reasons for the format and rigidity
1. The view names need to be organized in something other than "DETAIL 1", "CALLOUT OF FLOOR PLAN 1" "ELEVATION 1", etc. from Revit's generic naming conventions.
2. Because the views are exported to PDF and DWG reference especially in Hybrid projects- the best convention we have to follow is based on the current NCS (National Cad Standard currently version 4.0).  Every major player in the US either loosely or strictly follows or will be following this standard; Including U.S.A/C/E, VA, GSA, and DOD. Building Smart Alliance currently oversees the NCS and the NBIMS initiatives.

As NCS is modular it breaks down most of the file naming for the base types from which the USACE and VA have adapted their systems. As Revit appends the view/sheet name to the project name on mass export/print - it is best to use a project and view naming system with these file structures in mind.
3. Familiarity  with a system keeps users in touch otherwise we tend to use it or loose it.
USACE deviates slightly from the NCS (as does the VA). And there are some overlaps where view/file names would otherwise 'overwrite' one another which is where the more detailed overview from which the DOD Template is derived. The more detailed version in the Legend view of the DOD-Revit template file spells these definitions out more explicitly incorporating  previous resolutions to issues already dealt with and strike some solid ground among all these standards.
This standard is young, It is not perfect, and it will evolve and grow.
If you don't use this system and plan on exporting/printing from Revit you will have to rename, by hand, every single file generated every time you export. Sheets, because they basically do follow the standard, do are not as much of an issue but still benefit from this structure.
The Revit View Naming system developed takes the Project numbers (file prefix) and USACE and VA and NCS export issues into account based on ongoing experience with these projects and can be quickly cleaned up by Denis Kozlov's DEN4B ReNamer 5.25  (8 April 2008) with a renaming profile. This should correctly compact the name of the files to meet DOD requirements quickly.

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