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Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 3:00:39 PM | Newbie to Revit building model orgaization question.

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I have just recently started using Revit and have been using Mastering Revt by Paul Aubin to get up and running.  I am working on an elementary school that has an upper "L" lower"L" and core section to the building.  I was going to draw each of these in separate files to keep file size small and allow multiple people to work on the project at one time.  How far dwon do you break up a buliding into separate models.  That is Exterior walls, one model.  Interior walls, second model, Interior furnishings, third model.  Am I taking the wrong approach?  Should all information be in a single model?

 Any help with this basic understanding will be greatly apprciated.

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Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 3:24:06 PM | Newbie to Revit building model orgaization question.

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NO!  This is what's great about REVIT.  Your project is not of the size required to break it down into smaller projects.  Multiple people can work on any project at the same time once you enable worksets.  Please read about those in your HELP and Aubin's book (if it's in there).

 

NOTE:  To enable worksets, you need to also learn about Central and Local files.


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Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 7:28:44 PM | Newbie to Revit building model orgaization question.

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OK, so I link my Structural and MEP files into my Architectural Revit file and all of my architectural content is housed in this one file.  I have not yet had a chance to look at the worksets but will hopefully get to that soon.

Thanks for the input.


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Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 8:08:20 PM | Newbie to Revit building model orgaization question.

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Whoa ... you seem to be going very fast for the questions you are asking.  Linking files is great but there is also a copy/monitor process you should understand if these structural/mep files are REVIT.... and you still don't know worksets.

 

You can play in a puddle to learn but don't jump in a 10' deep hole without a ladder!


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Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 1:31:21 AM | Newbie to Revit building model orgaization question.

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It is best to begin with split models, (core and shell) if you know that the size of your project will required the split. This depends on building typology and firm practice (how much you model, and how much you draft).

My rule of thumb is, for a 32 bit system, I will split if the project is over 100,000 s.f.

Its not difficult to split the model into core and shell if your worksets are configured correctly. But, if you know it is inevitable, do it from the start. Since exterior and interior use different tools, families and usually have different teams assigned to them- there are few downsides to splitting. It becomes more difficult when you have to consider splitting the core because of file size- because this begins to distrupt modeling efficiently.

 

 


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Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 12:56:01 PM | Newbie to Revit building model orgaization question.

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I'm not sure what mgr2820 is suggesting when he says split.  I would place the shell in its own workset but I would not put it in its own model. On large projects, I would create worksets for interiors, any linked items and specialty areas but don't get carried away.

 

At this time, you can't tag items in a link.  That means that if you split the model, you would not be able to tag the exterior doors and windows.  They will schedule though.

 

I hope this helps .... along with what you are reading in the HELP.


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