RevitCity.com Logo

Home  |  Forums  |  Downloads  |  Gallery  |  News & Articles  |  Resources  |  Jobs  |  FAQ  |  SearchSearch  |  Join  |  LoginLogin

Welcome !

238 Users Online (86 Members): Show Users Online - Most ever was 626 - Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:00:17 PM

 

Forums

Forums >> General Discussion >> Revit Project Management >> Worksets versus Individual Discipline Model assembly with Overlay

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |

Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 8:28:58 PM | Worksets versus Individual Discipline Model assembly with Overlay

#1

MongooseST1


active
MongooseST1 Avatar

Joined: Wed, Nov 21, 2007
77 Posts
5 Stars: 1 Votes


I am learning as I go in Revit to full leverage its ability to coordinate 

During this learning journey I have assembled a detailed Revit MAIN MODEL complete with structural and architectural components. Then installed l my plumbing and mechanical by creating a separate “Plumbing” Model by overlaying the MAIN Revit model by using the Plumbing template and overlay the MAIN model whereby I then install my piping. I use the COPY/MONITOR under Collaboration to bring in the architectural installed plumbing fixtures to connect my pipes to within the Plumbing Model

Now I have learned about setting up WORKSETS. Which I find more useful. Having a central model where individual local models are set up under Worksets labeled STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, and PLUMBING AND SPRINKLER where the respective consultants can work on their respective local models set up on the server and the central model is updated from REVIT

My question is I have set up all local copies on the server for each consultant. I have also made a complete PLUMBING model when I first started out with the MAIN model as an overlay. How can I get the plumbing information I initially did into the PLUMBING Workset?

 

To properly set up a multi consultant environment I think WORKSETS are the answer. BUT in the future I need to know how to take building information and insert it into our Worksets and workflow IF such SNAFU occurs or we encounter a similar SNAFU or a situation where a client has given us a model and information form a prior Architect who has essentially set it up as a plumbing model with the main as the overlay and has NOT created Worksets.

Thank You in Advance


This user is offline

 

Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 9:38:34 PM | Worksets versus Individual Discipline Model assembly with Overlay

#2

WWHub


site moderator|||

Joined: Tue, May 16, 2006
13079 Posts
3.5 Stars: 370 Votes


You can work in worksets or you can edit elements and change their workset.

Seperate models for each discipline is the best approach with linked models.  The worksets are all independent per model.


This user is offline

 

Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 9:52:49 PM | Worksets versus Individual Discipline Model assembly with Overlay

#3

MongooseST1


active
MongooseST1 Avatar

Joined: Wed, Nov 21, 2007
77 Posts
5 Stars: 1 Votes


SO , what is better worksets OR overlays of the architectural main and each discipline done in separate models?

Then if it is separate models then where are the sheets set up, in the Architectural main model when each discipline is linked back into the architectural main model?.

 

What is used in specific situations. When is worksets used and when are overlays used?

Worksets or Overlays with individual disciplines linked back to arch main model?

Worksets with separate consultants in separate offices or overlays in separate offices? 


This user is offline

 

Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 12:32:19 PM | Worksets versus Individual Discipline Model assembly with Overlay

#4

WWHub


site moderator|||

Joined: Tue, May 16, 2006
13079 Posts
3.5 Stars: 370 Votes


Serarate models linked together - no overlays nescessary whatsoever.

 

Each discipline has its own sheets in their model and all settings are per their needs.   The linked model is not editable but the visibility of its model components can be completely controlled by the host model settings.

 

There are many, many technical articles on how to do this. 


This user is offline

 

Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 6:25:29 PM | Worksets versus Individual Discipline Model assembly with Overlay

#5

MongooseST1


active
MongooseST1 Avatar

Joined: Wed, Nov 21, 2007
77 Posts
5 Stars: 1 Votes


Ok you are getting warmer. Now you state Serarate models linked together - no overlays nescessary whatsoever. So I assume you mean working with worksets, yes?

What is used in specific situations. When are worksets used and when are overlays used?

You also state, Each discipline has its own sheets in their model and all settings are per their needs. But if WE are the architect of record and we have hired them they need to conform to our standards for sheets. So we provide just provide our sheets and they set each sheet in accordance with their settings?

 

Sounds to me that worksets are used when the multiple disciplines are working on the model together AT THE SAME TIME. Overlays are used for working on the project individuallly NOT tied back to a model in real time but COORDINATED AT REGULAR intervals with the office who is controling the MAIN ARCHITECTURAL MODEL. yes?


This user is offline

 

Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 6:32:48 PM | Worksets versus Individual Discipline Model assembly with Overlay

#6

MongooseST1


active
MongooseST1 Avatar

Joined: Wed, Nov 21, 2007
77 Posts
5 Stars: 1 Votes


One more thing, IF a model is converted into a main Workset model is there a way to go back to making it a NON WORKSET MODEL where that model can be used as a main model and passed off to the various consultants as an overlay for their use?


This user is offline

 

Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 8:49:24 PM | Worksets versus Individual Discipline Model assembly with Overlay

#7

WWHub


site moderator|||

Joined: Tue, May 16, 2006
13079 Posts
3.5 Stars: 370 Votes


You don't have to use worksets to huse linked models.  Worksets must be enabled to allow for multiple users to work in the same model at the same time.  But I do like to use worksets to help control linked models even when only one user works in the model.

 

Workset projects can always be shared with consultants, there is no need to make the file stand-a-lone.  They will not be using the model, they should only be linking it in.  As such, it can be a copy of your central, a user file or a stand-a-lone copy.

 

When you open a workset file, you are given the choice of opening it detached and then preserving or discarding worksets.


This user is offline

 

Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 6:39:55 PM | Worksets versus Individual Discipline Model assembly with Overlay

#8

MongooseST1


active
MongooseST1 Avatar

Joined: Wed, Nov 21, 2007
77 Posts
5 Stars: 1 Votes


Got it!...Thank You!


This user is offline

 

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |



Similar Threads

Thread/Thread Starter

Forum

Last Post

Replies

Modifying vertical structure in edit assembly

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:27:20 PM

1

Half tone individual wall components

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Wed, May 27, 2015 at 2:40:19 PM

4

Assembly Schedule - structural opening

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Sat, May 12, 2012 at 7:57:25 AM

1

assembly

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:03:46 AM

0

Cant Delete one of My worksets...please help

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 7:48:12 PM

13

Site Stats

Members:

1651436

Objects:

22098

Forum Posts:

151692

Job Listings:

3

Sponsored Ads

Home | Forums | Downloads | Gallery | News & Articles | Resources | Jobs | Search | Advertise | About RevitCity.com | Link To Us | Site Map | Member List | Firm List | Contact Us

Copyright 2003-2010 Pierced Media LC, a design company. All Rights Reserved.

Page generation time: 0.7547

Login

User Name:

Password:

Remember Me  

Forgot Password?

Search Forums

Advanced Search

Search Forums

Advanced Search


Clear Highlights


Clear Highlights