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Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 2:40:33 AM | Best Known Methods/ Systems



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Hi all, Just would like to check on some responses on the best known methods or systems on how to get things done in Revit.. 1) What should be the proper sequences of work in revit, grid line > substructure > superstructure > wall > floor > roof > others or should we start off with wall > floor > roof > than go back to structural or any other sequences which is deemed most appropriate 2) On large scale project, should we create site and link the projects separetely or should we working on a same plan with site plan save as master and work under workset scenario? Which is better? 3) Is it more effiecient to break up into term of detail and family team, project team and rendering team in term of office work flow? Open for discussion!!

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Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 4:52:05 AM | RE: Best Known Methods/ Systems



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1) The great thing about Revit is it's viability in all phases of a project, from conceptual design to construction documents. You can go from conceptual massez to conceptual walls, to gridlines, structure, & details... 2) I'd probably link your building files into the site file... 3) Haven't figured this one out yet... I think lots of people have found that having certain people in your office who are the resident experts in a given area and others specializing in other areas is most efficient. But I wouldn't want to be the guy working on one thing all the time... Post edited on 2004-11-21 22:53:31


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Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 3:44:17 PM | Best Known Methods/ Systems



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I think it has a lot to do with what you are building as well.  Much of our work is custom residential so we generally start with plain walls for conceptual design and client interaction.  After that we put a roof together and get the shell approved by the client.  Once the look and feel is established we delve into any custom families the project will require and then onto documentation of the model.

For commercial, our work flow is project specific.  Some jurisdictions require DR some don't so the things we need on the front end are different from project to project.  As a general rule it's walls>grids if needed>floors>roof>interior.  Any schematics that we do for engineers are done after we have the shell and interior walls established. 

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Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 10:25:51 PM | Best Known Methods/ Systems


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 It really is dependent on project type and project stage as to the best approach.

For instance if you are doing a high rise construction you may begin working with levels and grids first to establish the best layout that allows for setbacks and height restrictions etc...

If form is the most important you may begin with a mass, then build walls, roofs, floors from this and then move onto the structure and worry about grids at this stage.

I think just some prior thought and planning will dictate teh best approach.





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Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 11:46:29 PM | Best Known Methods/ Systems




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Great topic b.t.w!

I like the notion of sequences... and can this notion of sequencing be applied to the design process, ie: ordering and prioritising of design ideas?

One thing I have not seen much discussion of in any of the forums is the topic of 'design options'. This aspect of Revit I feel is a dormant, unrecognised and obvious element of revit which can be turned into a design process managment feature but hasn't so far been used this way.

Christopher Alexanders website has a tool which attempts to do this. The  tool can be found @: for anyone interested in seeing this.


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