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    Worksets help.

    For all the pipe designers out there. Would it be better to create Worksets by Pipe System or by Drafter?

    #2
    No.

    To what end?

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      #3
      Definitely would not work to do it by Drafter. If you use any of the system tools, they all have to be in the same workset.

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        Neither. Worksets exist as a way to compartmentalize larger models and improve performance. They're not like CAD Layers, they're more like turning CAD Xrefs On/Off. Veteran CAD users who are starting out in Revit tend to use them like Layers to control visibility but that's not how they were intended to be used. It looks like the easy way at first, but it will mushroom into a headache for everyone.

        The better way is to spend the time up front and set up your View Templates and View Filters so that your visibility sorting is automatic. Use View Filters to isolate your various systems. I like to use the System Abbreviation parameter to control my View Filters, but there are others you can use.

        On any given job, we only have a few Worksets: Mechanical, Electrical, Background, and Shared Levels and Grids. All Worksets are "on" in all views. Also, we make everyone a borrower of Worksets, no one takes ownership of them. It's worked well for us, but then we usually only ever have one mechanical/plumbing guy and one electrical guy in the model at the same time. If we ever did a monster project we'd probably look into splitting it up into logical chunks by Workset, but that hasn't come up. Our "large" projects are in the 100-120k SF range.

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          Originally posted by Necro99 View Post
          Neither. Worksets exist as a way to compartmentalize larger models and improve performance. They're not like CAD Layers, they're more like turning CAD Xrefs On/Off. Veteran CAD users who are starting out in Revit tend to use them like Layers to control visibility but that's not how they were intended to be used. It looks like the easy way at first, but it will mushroom into a headache for everyone.

          The better way is to spend the time up front and set up your View Templates and View Filters so that your visibility sorting is automatic. Use View Filters to isolate your various systems. I like to use the System Abbreviation parameter to control my View Filters, but there are others you can use.

          On any given job, we only have a few Worksets: Mechanical, Electrical, Background, and Shared Levels and Grids. All Worksets are "on" in all views. Also, we make everyone a borrower of Worksets, no one takes ownership of them. It's worked well for us, but then we usually only ever have one mechanical/plumbing guy and one electrical guy in the model at the same time. If we ever did a monster project we'd probably look into splitting it up into logical chunks by Workset, but that hasn't come up. Our "large" projects are in the 100-120k SF range.
          Bingo.

          -TZ
          Tannar Z. Frampton ™
          Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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