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Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 10:21:56 PM | model groups vs linked models (2019)




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i am part of a team at our firm that is beginning our first hotel in revit. there is a debate as to have the different room types as model groups or as linked models. i would love to hear everyone's pro's & con's for both.

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Model groups are much better.  

Be aware that you may want some elements to only be in the group during the design phase but maybe not in the documentation phase.  That would be true for anything like a room number that is unique for each room.  You can also remove this item from the group later on and it will still be in the model.

We did not number our doors by room, we numbered them by room type so they could remain in the group.

We used left and right hand groups so we could place the proper furnishings in the proper group.  This is not necessary if you pick only one room as your detail room to show furnishings and finishes.  At one time, we kept this room outside of the main model but later on, we just picked an appropriate room on one of the floors to detail out.  The call-out bubble for that room plan was usually only placed on a working floor plan.

BTW - learn to use working floor plans for you model.  Each individual can have his own plan named with his initials that he controls.  Then you can mark that up with all the working notes or dimensions you want.

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