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Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 9:54:48 AM | Manufacturer's Content - call to arms...



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It is great that we are seeing more content becoming available from manufacturers but some of this is just junk


Have any of you looked at the wall types from Sto?  Their wall families have every single layer of their installation process included as seperate wall layers rather than simple one or two layers.  If we use families like this, we run the risk of really bogging down our system.


These manufacturers are not REVIT users and they do not understand our needs.  And obviously, the people they hire to create this content don't understand either.   Some of what I am seeing is like the first CAD details that came out.  They were really production drawings and over detailed.  We don't need that!


I urge all of you to do what I am doing.  When you see this kind of nonsense, react!  Send an email to the manufacturer, talk to the rep, call them out.  Now is the time for us to let these manufacturers know that we appreciate their efforts but please don't waste our time with tedious websites that result in unusable families.  Give us quality, functioning model familes and usable detail families.  We are not building watches.


If most of us respond, these folks will hear us and it will help them as well as us.

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Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 12:51:26 PM | Manufacturer's Content - call to arms...



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WWhub, I agree with you that manufacturers have no idea about creating content or even what content they should create. There is a serious lack of education or willingness to do anything when it comes to some manufacturers. The problem with some content providers is that and you said this they do not know how to educate the manufacturer properly...With that being said, the end product is always dictacted by what the manufacturer wants. So if they want to be able to create fab plans by using their content that is what they are going to create. It is kind of unfortunate. Also on another note Contractors are trying to adapt the Revit software and are having serious issues because it is not truely a fab software and there are not any 3rd party programs that plug in when a more detailed wall, pump, AHU assembly will be helpful. I do agree with you also in the fact that Revit cannot handle all that information, not until it is able to mutlithread anyway. Another problem is that SEEK cannot QA every piece of content that a mfg creates...I am quite a fan of their standards and with every release they seem to become more solid.

 I also do anything I can to convince MFGs to create their content to a quality standard.


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Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 2:48:22 PM | WWHub



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Quoting WWHub from 2009-09-10 09:54:48


Have any of you looked at the wall types from Sto?  Their wall families have every single layer of their installation process included as seperate wall layers rather than simple one or two layers.


hey WWHub, this is how a lot of the contractors using Revit like to contruct walls. a simple 2x4 stud wall with drywall on both sides would be constructed of 3 seperate walls. 1 for the 2x4 and 1 for each drywall layer. they probably were given some input to that effect that resulted what they did.



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Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 12:32:13 PM | Manufacturer's Content - Looking For Assistance




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Our company manufactures contract furniture and we have a large library of .dwg files of our products,  we would love to convert to

offering our clients high quality Revit families.   We're not largest to have someone on staff work on this.   Does anyone have a

recommendation for someone that could help us make the transition?   We want to only offer quality files.

You can check us out at

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