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Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:21:10 PM | Documentationfile

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I'm interested in hearing how many use a documentationfile i Revit? By that i mean an empty Revit project where i link my Revit modelfiles into, where i make all sheets and schedules. I found that views and sheets is up to half the filesize in a normal Revit file, so even though it is extra work to have modelelements and annotation in seperate files, i prefer this setup for large projects, for better performance, especialy when we use Revitserver/ProjectWise.

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Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:26:40 PM | Documentationfile

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Are you talking about a project template?


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Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 1:15:51 PM | Documentationfile

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What i mean is a revit projectfile where all modelelements are linked into, where i make my sheets.

My typical file setup could be:

Terrain file

3d Furniture file

Building file (all modelelements incl room, no sheets)

Facade file

They are all linked into an empty Revitproject for documentation. (Sheets and schedules)


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Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 1:23:17 PM | Documentationfile

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Don't do what you are suggesting - there is no reason to do that and a lot of reasons not to.

 

Seperate files for seperate disciplines is a good idea and even for the site but breaking up one discipline will not work well at all.


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Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 1:32:50 PM | Documentationfile

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We do it on all big projects, and are very happy with it. The drawbacks are realy not that big, and is outweight by the performance enhancements on large projects.


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Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 1:47:36 PM | Documentationfile

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I don't understand the point in linking in your modeled elements to this "documentation file"


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Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 2:32:04 PM | Documentationfile

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If you are truely doing this, then you are eliminating a lot of Revit's abilities. 

  1. You can't tag elements
  2. You can't use keynotes on linked elements
  3. You can't use material tags
  4. You can't use edit cut profile tool
  5. You have to open a different project in a new window to edit anything

Sorry but someone had lead you down the wrong path. 


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Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 10:49:54 AM | Documentationfile

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All taging works fine in linked projects, by element, category, material, room, keynote.......

dimensioning is a bit more manuel, no entire wall or temporary

Regions instead of cut profile

In big projects files never get bigger than 200 MB, and runs fast and smooth. It also helps us to keep the number of people in the files down, everything from loading to exporting is a lot faster. I have had 400+ MB files with model and 800 sheets, so slow it was impossible to work efficient, this works.


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Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 2:09:53 PM | Documentationfile

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Have you ever heard of worksets and reduced loading?  Again - No reason to break up your file other than by discipline.


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