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    I'm relatively new to Revit. I took a basic Revit class about a year ago, but it was geared towards architecture.

    A bit about what we do. I am a consultant to the Architect. We design commercial kitchens. In CAD, we take a 2D floor plan background and XREF it in so that we can add our equipment layout along with MEP connections. We would do our title blocks in paper space, which was also provided to us from the Architect.

    Fast foward to now. We are doing a BIM 360 project and required to use Revit. I am unsure of the starting point. Do I request that the Architect send me a "background" file? I just don't know where to start.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!!

    #2
    you will need the architect model for the geometry of the spaces you are going to fill yes.

    then you will need plumbing families, and furniture/cabinet families. There are plenty around on the internet which is probably just fine for your plumbing, but for the cabinets which I imagine are bespoke, you are possibly going to need to get creative in the family editor and with not much experience you might find this a big challenge with project deadlines to also make.

    you can essentially do the same thing with a 3d model, link it in to project as an "xref" so your workflow doesnt need to change much just that you are going to need a well made library to get much benefit out of it.

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      #3
      For your kitchen equipment, you could ask the supplier of that stuff if they have revit files (sinks, cookers, overs, freezers, etc.)
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        #4
        Fortunately, most manufacturers do have Revit files for their equipment. I already know I'll have to do a lot of drawing for the custom pieces.

        Thank you for your help!

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          #5
          Its very similar, except the "background" file now has 3D elements, multiple levels, and so on.

          If you have a KCL subscription for the Food Service equipment, they have 3D Revit content for a lot of it, as well as the CAD blocks.
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            #6
            Originally posted by travelingdesign View Post
            Fortunately, most manufacturers do have Revit files for their equipment. I already know I'll have to do a lot of drawing for the custom pieces.

            Thank you for your help!

            Thats good, saves a lot of time. For the custom stuff, I'd try to make them as parametric as possible (well not as possible, try to find a balance), so you can use them multiple time with different sizes for example. takes a bit of time in the beginning, but will save a lot in future projects.
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              #7
              kcl cad

              I do a lot of restaurants and as Aaron suggested, KCL CAD is really the place for kitchen Families.

              Most of the families seem pretty well made. And you don't really need a subscription to pull them down if you follow the links in the right way.
              Last edited by bt.comm; June 1, 2017, 12:52 AM.

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                #8
                I'm going to take a step waaaay back because it sounds like you really are asking about the workflow of being a consultant to an architect in Revit. You mentioned that you are required to use BIM 360, but does that also include C4R? That might change things a bit.

                1) Typical workflow starts with receiving the architectural model. I would recommend opening it up and poking around to see how they set up their views, worksets, design options, etc.

                2) Next, create a new model and link the architectural model in. This is similar to to XREFing a background in AutoCAD. Typically you will want to link Origin-to-Origin, but if the architect is using shared coordinates, you need to acquire those shared coordinates after linking.

                3) Create an elevation view that allow you to see the architect's levels from the link. Copy/monitor all levels into your project. You need these level to create your own views. The "associated level" parameter is not modifiable after creating a view, so it is crucial that you are using the proper levels for each view.

                4) Create your floor plan views using the copy/monitored levels from the previous step.

                5) Open up one of your floor plan views and copy/monitor the architect's gridlines.

                6) Start modeling.

                Hope this helps.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                  Its very similar, except the "background" file now has 3D elements, multiple levels, and so on.

                  If you have a KCL subscription for the Food Service equipment, they have 3D Revit content for a lot of it, as well as the CAD blocks.
                  Dear Twiceroadsfool,

                  I would like to know the link of KCL subscription. Where can I get, please.

                  Thanks


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                    #10
                    Originally posted by btsuper View Post
                    I would like to know the link of KCL subscription. Where can I get, please.
                    https://www.google.com/search?q=kcl+...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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