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Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 4:55:38 PM | Multiple Buildings - 1 Drawing Set

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I have multiple central files (multi user environment) and would like to put 1 well coordinated drawing set together.  I've heard recommendations to make each building have their own set and then coordinate the sets together into 1 bid set but the inefficiency comes into play when you do things like enlarged plans, wall sections or even door and window details.  Within any 1 set, an enlarged plan for that building may only take up 1/4 of the sheet.  In the efficient world you would put all the enlarged plans together for all the buildings if all the buildings were of similar construction..etc. 

What is the most efficient and effective way to coordinate a set of drawings when you have multiple buildings and obviously multiple revit files?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 6:34:40 PM | Multiple Buildings - 1 Drawing Set

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I ran into similar scenario, it's a mess. I have three buildings in 1 site, during our schematics and DD set, I had them individually modeled for convinience and pricing. Now, I'm into CD set, that's where my nightmare all came at one time. Doing partition type was terrible ( i can't link the ones in the other building), maintaining project settings is a headache, especially we are supposed to be working as a team. Sheet nos, scheduling has to be combined in autocad. Links are limited in operation. At the end of the day, I found myself putting them all together in one model. I have to re-create sheets (you can't bring them altogether into one file).  you got to have a very, very good cartoon set to keep track of what needs to be done. The rest you'll discover along the way. Tip: I you have fairly similar/typical buildings, model they in one file. If you have a completely different bldg in one site, chances are you won't be using part of each other a lot. Discover!

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Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 6:39:13 PM | Multiple Buildings - 1 Drawing Set

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Thanks!  You're confirming my greatest fear.  I'm fairly new to Revit but was hoping that someone was able to succesfully tell me there is a solution to this as it's very common for projects to have multiple buildings within a shared set of documents.  The partition types is a great example!  Thanks again. 

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Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 6:46:05 PM | Multiple Buildings - 1 Drawing Set

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But what I say was nightmare and the only way to counter it is to wake up and stay awake. Gladly, I found some work arounds in most cases and the rest I'm still hoping I'll find more. Don't worry, Revit Architecture is supposed to be for Architects and some architects should come up with more solutions than problems. By the way, I'm a Civil Engineer and I won't trade a year of revit with 15 yrs of Autocad. Smile

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