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    Hello,

    Have a residential remodel project with (7) houses. (2) plans are different. The remaining five are copies.

    Would you create (2) project files and copy them so they have the proper site and address for a total of (7) project files.

    Or create (2) project files, and have variations of sheets to show the different sites?

    -- Very simple homes on flat sites.

    Trying to figure out the most economical way of doing this..

    Thank you,
    Trevor Pan

    http://www.trevorpan.com

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    Just to verify ... it sounds like you actually have 2 different plans, with 2 copies of one and 5 copies of the other? (probably doesn't matter, but it almost sounds like you have 3 different plans)

    If you do one project file for each variant with multiple sheet sets:
    1) you will have to use unique sheet numbers (you might be doing that anyway)
    2) you will not be able to us "Project Information" to fill out your titleblocks, but rather hard text or other label method in your titleblock family for each set.
    3) be able to use "Duplicate as dependent" for your views that are truly duplicates ... then you only have to change one and all the others change.

    In either case, you still have to manage and maintain 7 sets of sheets and have unique views for the sites. Now that I've thought it through "out loud", I think I'd probably do a single project for each variant and manage the titleblocks/sheet sets within the project.

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      #3
      Thank you, will make the two plans and copy them accordingly. I think maybe the notes could be a family that are used by the copies?

      Goal being, if a small change is made, they all update, otherwise I'll have a bungled mess! One plan has this, the other doesn't..
      Trevor Pan

      http://www.trevorpan.com

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        #4
        Originally posted by trevorpan View Post
        Thank you, will make the two plans and copy them accordingly. I think maybe the notes could be a family that are used by the copies?

        Goal being, if a small change is made, they all update, otherwise I'll have a bungled mess! One plan has this, the other doesn't..
        I suggest doing a bit of research on "Dependent" views. If you use dependent views, you don't need to worry about the notes ... they'll already be duplicated. Alternately, you could use a detail group for your notes (as opposed to a family), but I'm not sure how well that works with keynotes (it'd be fine with plain text, but that's not very BIM :laugh.

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          #5
          Originally posted by trevorpan View Post
          Hello,

          Have a residential remodel project with (7) houses. (2) plans are different. The remaining five are copies.

          Would you create (2) project files and copy them so they have the proper site and address for a total of (7) project files.

          Or create (2) project files, and have variations of sheets to show the different sites?

          -- Very simple homes on flat sites.

          Trying to figure out the most economical way of doing this..

          Thank you,
          Look at Design options and possible linked models - one can do whole developments this way... also some more detail of what your trying to achieve


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