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Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 9:11:37 AM | Sharing Models

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We are now sharing our model with Structures and MEP,

What is the procedure for keeping track of the revisions of the model.

For example - Do you create a schedule to keep track of who the model has been issued to and do you give the model a revision?


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Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 12:24:02 PM | Sharing Models

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We don't worry about model revisions, just sheet. 

Our process is to:

  1. always date the shared model in the name and save it in the project folder where our model is
  2. when we get a new shared model, we move the old shared model to a shared backup folder
  3. then from within the model, we use the "reload from" and point to the new shared model with the new date name.

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Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 1:21:58 PM | Sharing Models

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Thank you


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Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 4:28:56 PM | Sharing Models

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Youre alot better off keeping th shared model 'live'  with no date information so any new one can be copied over the top and will automatically reference into your latest model.  You should of course have dated backups with date information too in an archive folder or data recieved folder...

 


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Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 5:09:39 PM | Sharing Models

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jimmyking - while I respect your thoughts, I completely disagree.  I want our project managers to control their models.  That means they control when a linked model is updated so that they can inspect the process and assure all update changes are handled.  Dating the linked model makes that information available from within the model under mange links whereas a generic name tells you nothing.


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Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 8:17:22 AM | Sharing Models

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that's fair enough,  I can see your point of view.  However we also have a dated archive of what the latest model is.  The problem with manually linking is thaton larger projects where you have 10 + models all interlinked that's a lot of manual updating to do (in each one).   The way we set it up is that no one (apart from BIM manager / project coordinator) controls managing links anyway.  They're all set up on named worksets and separate users control it all on specifying worksets on thier local copy.

I suppose like many things in Revit, there's a few different ways to do the same task with marginal differences between some...


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Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 3:18:06 PM | Sharing Models

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Further to my last question, could you please advise onbest practice on sharing models with other companies. For example we are sharing our model with SE and MEP. What is the best way to keep track of all the changes?

1. Is it best to share the model on a weekly basis and to also provide a full set of drawings showing all the revisions

2. Should it be done more frequently as a progress model until the model is ready for a full set of drawing issue

3. Is it best to all work on one model from a cloud

 

 


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Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 5:45:36 PM | Sharing Models

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  1. Frequency of sharing depends on the model progress and changes.  At the beginning. weekly might be too much but in CD, we have found once a week to be good.  Then just before any issue, you will all need to share again.
  2. ^
  3. NO!  MEP needs to be seperate because of their model functions.

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