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    Multistory aparment block

    What is the best way to do the MEP in a multistory apartment block, where floors there is only 2 different floor levels throughout?

    so you dont have to keep doing loads of repetition and multiple changes if one floor changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick_h View Post
    What is the best way to do the MEP in a multistory apartment block, where floors there is only 2 different floor levels throughout?

    so you dont have to keep doing loads of repetition and multiple changes if one floor changes.
    any help on this?

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    is there any BIM requirements saying you have to model every floor? if not Id just model the 2 floors & note on the title sheet that its floor 2, 4, 6 or what ever floor it is then for your kit id have a numbering system that has the floor in it something like RAD-10-01 where the 10 is the floor & 01 is the number.

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    I'm in a similar place, with a similar problem. Your proposed solution is what I'm looking at doing. However, what happens if we have to account for equipment on the floors that haven't been modeled? Is there a means of following this process, yet scheduling all equipment that is on the identical floors that aren't modeled?

    One thing I have looked at is grouping the equipment modeled on one floor and copying this group onto the floors that share the same layout. Would you say that this is a feasible solution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris.kershaw View Post
    is there any BIM requirements saying you have to model every floor? if not Id just model the 2 floors & note on the title sheet that its floor 2, 4, 6 or what ever floor it is then for your kit id have a numbering system that has the floor in it something like RAD-10-01 where the 10 is the floor & 01 is the number.
    that is brilliant Idea, and will more that use that.

    was thinking of using model groups, and copying the duplicate floors, but not sure how well that works?

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    Yeah that would work for a total number of things, but you would not be able to give each an individual number

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    Never tried multiple number of large groups so not sure if it would slow down the model at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris.kershaw View Post
    Never tried multiple number of large groups so not sure if it would slow down the model at all
    I dont really like the idea of it, but wasnt sure what the best method is, im sure I read somewhere about exporting out the floor and linking it back in on multiple floors

    if anyone else has any input on this please let me know.

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    Linking it will be 100x the diaster that Groups will be.

    Groups only *slow down* the project because there is suddenly that much more stuff in the model. Thats not a bad thing. Linking in floor plates? Will drag that model to a halt any time you go to create a new view, to the point that it wont be a good user experience.

    And Linking wont solve your numbering/tagging issues. Youll have to call the equipment X01, and then schedule the linked file name for X.

    Go with Groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris.kershaw View Post
    is there any BIM requirements saying you have to model every floor? if not Id just model the 2 floors & note on the title sheet that its floor 2, 4, 6 or what ever floor it is then for your kit id have a numbering system that has the floor in it something like RAD-10-01 where the 10 is the floor & 01 is the number.
    I do something similar for Slab Edge & Coordination models... Provided that slab thickness and elevation apart are typical.
    However, if you use this method be sure to make a note of the elevation of each floor.

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