Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dept. of Echo - An MEP Coordination Memo

A retweet, using Twitter terminology, Jason is the creator of Revit Garage, a blog for Revit MEP. His post tonight is worthy of echoing in my opinion if it helps get the word out, so to speak. He hasn't posted a lot but isn't just about quantity eh? A couple of cogent points he makes that I'll snip and include here but please read his full post.

Deleting architectural elements: To the largest extent possible, please modify host elements (walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, etc.) rather than deleting them and replacing them with new elements. Some MEP objects such as light fixtures, diffusers, wall devices, etc. are hosted to these elements. If these elements are deleted, MEP objects can become orphaned and require a considerable amount of time to re-host. If an element must be deleted, please inform the MEP project team member so that appropriate actions can be taken.

Worksets: It is common practice for Revit MEP users to set their views to “By Host View”. This allows us to easily create and modify views to fit our requirements. Therefore, when creating a workset, please keep in mind that if the “Visible by default in all views” option is not checked, any object placed on that workset will not be visible by default in the views created in the MEP model when the architectural file is linked. Therefore, for such elements to appear in views within the MEP model, the MEP project team member has to take extra steps to create views that are linked to views present in the architectural model.

1 comment:

Jon Bracier said...

Steve - These comments also apply to those of us using Revit Structure. We Copy/Monitor architects grids, levels, floors & walls. If the architect deletes and replaces any of these, rather than editing them, we lose all of the monitoring.

Thanks for addressing this subject.

Jon Brazier
O'Donnell & Naccarato
Philadelphia, Pa.