Model Management Best Practices

MODEL MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES   1. Use Worksets A Good List of Worksets to start with are in REVIT 2014 GWWO USER’S GUIDE Worksets allow for unloading whole pieces of model.  The less Revit has to think, the faster it will function Unloading is different than hiding family categories in…


Save an In-Place Family as an RFA

What Revit Wants has this helpful tidbit. Do you have some awesome in-place families that you would like to convert to normal Component families, so that you can load them into other projects? Here’s how: Open the Project containing the In-Place family Edit the In-Place family Select all of the…


Auto Dimensioning (Read: Soon Robots Will Take Your Job)

Dimensioning Plans.  Few things are more tedious in our field. Autodesk, in all their wisdom, have tried to make things a little easier. There is a hidden/little-known feature called “Auto Dimension” Start Dimensioning like you normally would Before you start clicking on walls, take a look at what options are…


Warning Priority

I’ve held onto THIS bit of information for a long time.  I always consult it while cleaning up my Revit models.  As I mentioned at the last GRUM, a good practice for keeping a healthy model (especially a large file) is to routinely clean out your warnings. Having warnings living…