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    Getting a model to use for construction.

    I have tried to find post on this already but haven't had any luck. I am looking for advice on what to do when I get a final Revit model and using it for construction. We are doing HVAC and Plumbing and I am wondering if I should use that project with the structural, architectural, and electrical linked into it. Should I start a new project and link everything into it. I don't have anyone at my shop to really ask about this because it is a new position that I am filling and we are all learning what I can do and how it should be done. Thank you in advance for the help.

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    How awesome is your standard company template?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFuller View Post
    How awesome is your standard company template?
    If by awesome you mean non existent then yes it is awesome. I'm the only one in the office that uses Revit right now. Everyone else is old school still
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    I suggest you open the MEP file by detaching it from central and saving it as a your new MEP file. Then link in the original MEP file to yours. Now you have all the base model stuff to hack on and convert to your construction specs, but you have the original linked in to compare against.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFuller View Post
    I suggest you open the MEP file by detaching it from central and saving it as a your new MEP file. Then link in the original MEP file to yours. Now you have all the base model stuff to hack on and convert to your construction specs, but you have the original linked in to compare against.
    That sounds good and I will do that. Right now I have not been using a central model since I am the only one that uses the program. Should I start using it as a Central model?

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    Are you storing the model on a network server or on your personal PC only? Is a server available?

    Whether worksharing (central model method) is enabled or not, storing the model on a server is good for data safety. If you are going to enable worksharing (i.e. central model method) I strongly suggest the central is stored on a server.

    I'm not going to say you have to enable worksharing, but it does have a benefit even if you aren't sharing the workload. It keeps a copy of the model both on the network and on your local machine, increasing data redundancy, which I consider good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFuller View Post
    Are you storing the model on a network server or on your personal PC only? Is a server available?

    Whether worksharing (central model method) is enabled or not, storing the model on a server is good for data safety. If you are going to enable worksharing (i.e. central model method) I strongly suggest the central is stored on a server.

    I'm not going to say you have to enable worksharing, but it does have a benefit even if you aren't sharing the workload. It keeps a copy of the model both on the network and on your local machine, increasing data redundancy, which I consider good.
    I thought you would say something like that. I do have it saved on the server but worksharing is not enabled. I guess now is as good a time as any to start using it and figuring out how to use it. I have that start of a template but I don't know how to apply it to another persons project. They have a bunch of different views that I don't know if I need and some I don't know what they are supposed to be detailing.

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    Another questions. I made a working MEP project and linked in the original MEP. Any time I change the view, zoom in/out or rotate, it slows way down and takes a bit for it to regenerate everything. Is this because I have everything in Workset1? I haven't made it to moving things to other worksets yet.

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    That may be a graphics card issue in general... Can't really offer any help there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFuller View Post
    That may be a graphics card issue in general... Can't really offer any help there.
    The lag was a Revit graphics setting.

    I was trying to put things into separate worksets, like plumbing, HVAC, and Hydronic. I had unloaded all my linked models for this so I could see things a little better. When I went to reload all my links it was saying that reference dimentions were no longer available, things needed to be disconnected, and some piping elements needed to be deleted. Do you know why this might be? All I did was put things into worksets. I deleted that central model and restarted since I hadn't done much yet. I have my reference type as Overlay for all of my links.

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