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Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 1:35:49 AM | Managing a large multi-house site




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I’d just like to seek out peoples thoughts on the approach of how to manage this large project.


We have a large site which has been subdivided into 92 Lots and on these lots will be one of 20 different house types.

So we have a SITE project file and 20 individual HOUSE type files linked in. I would love to say we can create a 2D component  of each house in plan to speed up our site file, but problem is we need to have streetscape elevations of the site as well. The site file is now a rather large beast and we’re struggling to tame it.

I’m just wondering if anyone out there has any thoughts on how to introduce some more efficiency into this slow lumbering beast of a site file!

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Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 12:42:44 PM | Managing a large multi-house site



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A couple suggestions: 

  1. In your house projects, seperate the exterior shell from all interior items / structure - using worksets - then these can be turned off in the site. 
  2. Use multiple worksets in ths site for the structures and use reduced workset loads.  When doing a streetscape, you only need the few houses that frame your view.
  3. Also reduce all landscape items in each view to only those that you need.  Are these in the house project or the site?

I really think the project should be broken up into smaller workable sections that in turn can be combined as needed.

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Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 7:34:30 AM | Managing a large multi-house site




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Thanks WWHub


I’ve looked into the options and come back with various issues.

-The client has fairly specific requirements when it comes to drawings and wants to see a basic floor plan of every house on the overall site plan and then an additional site plan with the second story shown. Not your usual site plan I know but client is always right. This means we need interior items as well as the shell, and because we need an overall site plan we need to show every house.

I (and everyone else on the project) really wish we could split the project up but as I said client rules!

My current method it to export the house plans to .dwg and import these into a detail component works OK.

For the streetscape plans we’ve separated up the houses into street files and exported the elevations again to .dwg then imported these into the master plan. Bit of a pain and still very slow and cumbersome!

I was hoping there would be some wonderful way I could avoid using 2D items for to represent items I already have in 3D but alas it’s just too big!



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