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    Multiple building project

    So I'm working on a project that we are about 90%

    I'm a electrical designer so I literally get whats handed over to me

    with that being said...

    In this project (Water treatment plant project) has 6 separate buildings

    Afew of these buildings are only 2 or 3 sheets....

    I'm sick and tired of when ever I edit a family/tag/titleblock I have to have all open and load it in to all of them so that I'm as consistant as possible

    not to mention managing titleblock info,project info is a PITA

    then there is plotting/exporting...opening each model then exporting

    So...what is everyone doing for this? there has got to be a better way to manage all of these buildings.....

    seems like an insane amount of models because Arch and Struct have it set in their head they need their own models and need to break each building into its own rvt

    so in total we have 18! models that all need to have sheets edited and exported....there has to be a better way!

    I'm working towards breaking the habits of all trades being in different models...but beyond that there still has to be an even better way to manage multiple building projects


    OR....do I leave in a fantsy land and shouldnt be complaining...i would so much rather work smarter than harder
    William Fletcher
    IPD Engineering
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    #2
    Are you under the same roof or separate offices? 18 models is no big deal...I've had 30 in one project, 9 different volumes... Yeah, it's a pita to update a lot of models...just make a list and check it off...
    Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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      #3
      Originally posted by MPwuzhere View Post
      Are you under the same roof or separate offices? 18 models is no big deal...I've had 30 in one project, 9 different volumes... Yeah, it's a pita to update a lot of models...just make a list and check it off...
      just one other firm

      It causes all kinds of problems for panel board schedules....

      does anyone have a rule of thumb kind of thing for (sq ft maybe?) to combine smaller buildings into one rvt
      William Fletcher
      IPD Engineering
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        #4
        Nope...1 model per building....
        - terrible for coordination
        - what happens if project North is different?
        - Can't duplicate grid numbers

        That's a few reasons... Have a web conference to go to...
        Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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          #5
          Originally posted by MPwuzhere View Post
          Nope...1 model per building....
          - terrible for coordination
          - what happens if project North is different?
          - Can't duplicate grid numbers

          That's a few reasons... Have a web conference to go to...

          Even if there was just a way to edit/publish sheets from linked models...i think that would solve a lot of my frustration 16' feature maybe?
          William Fletcher
          IPD Engineering
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            #6
            I used a product called xrev transmit....I could print PDFs, to the plotter and even export dwgs in a few clicks.....and it renames all my files the way I want them named. That is what solved a lot of my headaches. Still had to print one model at a time though.
            Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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              #7
              It depends how you are managing, you can link models into a single file and annotate there, or create sheets in one model using linked views.
              Julie Kidder
              Architect + BIM Director
              Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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