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Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 3:19:33 PM | Need help with Townhouse project that is 1 unit repeated 10X




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I am a revit newbie, this is my first revit model, after just detailing and finalizing consrtuction documents for our first few revit projects. I started this project on Revit Structure 4 and just upgraded to 2008.

 I have a two story townhouse that I have modeled. This typical unit has one difference between when it is a end unit or interior unit, and that is Exterior walls are Masonry, so when the unit is mirrored, the end wall becomes a common wood stud wall. I have handled this using design options so I can switch between an End unit and an Interior unit and the single unit looks great, but now I need a composite plan that shows the complete building which is 10 units, in a straight line, i.e. an end unit, 8 interior units and another end unit. What is the easiest way to accomplish this??

 So far, I have tried to start a new project and link my model into it, but then I dont have control of the design options. Then I tried to group my complete model to mirror it, but I cant select the base model and the design options at the same time to group it together. Lastly I went to an earlier version of my model, before design options, when it was just an end unit and grouped it together, then I mirrored the group, renamed the second group so when I edited it to change the masony wall to a common stud wall, the end unit did not change too. This seems to be the only way that I can see to accomplish what I am trying to do, but I noticed a huge performance hit while editing the second group and am worried about what it is going to do when I get 8 more units in... Am I finally headed in the right direction??

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!



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Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 10:17:18 PM | Need help with Townhouse project that is 1 unit repeated 10X




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I think what you want to deal with is groups, which I have no idea about.


I think I can point you in the right direction though


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Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 5:53:18 PM | Need help with Townhouse project that is 1 unit repeated 10X




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Thanks for the link Framerman,

Yeah from what I can tell, I think groups is the best way to go for this situation... groups seems to be pretty simple too, for a first time using them on this scale. I tried design options just to get a little bit familiar with using them, because we do alot of production housing, usually 3 or 4 different elevations per plan plus numerous options, going to be a big challenge to convert them to revit, mostly just figuring out what is standard base plan and what needs to be a design option. 


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