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    Turning the Model over to the Owner

    We're at the end of a stadium project and now we're supposed to turn over the Revit model to the owner. We have 6 models: architecture, demolition architecture (I don't believe they actually modeled anything in this one, it was just for notes based on the phasing from the architecture model - the consultant didn't have Revit when we started and was doing demo drawings in CAD...then got Revit and decided to do them in Revit), mechanical/plumbing, electrical, structural, and a model of the scoreboard. I know for a fact that a lot of the structural and MEP details/schedules/tables were done in AutoCAD and then linked into their respective models. We also have 2d AutoCAD civil drawings that I have linked into my architectural model, as well as 2d CAD of the 3/4 of the stadium we didn't work on and therefore did not model.

    So, my question is - what is the best way to get the owner the model, without them losing information? I believe the point is that for the next project they can pass the model on to whoever works on the stadium next and that maybe at some point they'll have their whole stadium modeled.

    Obviously I need to get rid of any views that aren't directly linked to views on sheets - don't need to give them clutter. But do I bind all of the CAD into the model - does this mess up my VG for the CAD files that do show up? Do I bind the Revit links or do we just keep them all separate? Thinking that the demo arch model could be bound - but will it then bring in their sheets and annotations from their views? Not sure how this works.

    Then I would have to create a folder, detach all the models and create new centrals in this folder, re-link all the models (if they're not bound), re-link all the CAD (if it's not bound), and then burn it to a CD? Would they need a copy of the keynote file that I'm referencing to keep their keynotes scheduling?

    Am I missing anything big?

    Thanks for your help!

    Cassie

    #2
    eTransmit for Revit?
    Martijn de Riet
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      #3
      that's exactly what I need! We'd have to upgrade to 2012 though...

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        #4
        ifc format. reliable if the export is tuned correctly (not the case in the OOTB templates). IFC is lead by Buildingsmart International.

        Client can have all datas, geometry, parameters, but only the model, not the documentation. They can re-use it later in a lot a "BIM" softs. Model can be read with free viewers.

        informations here: http://www.buildingsmart.com/
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          #5
          Originally posted by CBukowski View Post
          that's exactly what I need! We'd have to upgrade to 2012 though...
          And you're not on subscription? Or your contract stipulates you need to hand this over in 2011? If so, you can at least check out what you need by doing a testrun. If you don't have the 2012 version, download the demo and try it. It'll give you a nice idea of what you need and how you need to pack it up for sending.

          Originally posted by jbenoit44 View Post
          ifc format. reliable if the export is tuned correctly (not the case in the OOTB templates). IFC is lead by Buildingsmart International.

          Client can have all datas, geometry, parameters, but only the model, not the documentation. They can re-use it later in a lot a "BIM" softs. Model can be read with free viewers.

          informations here: http://www.buildingsmart.com/
          Except Revit, lol... If you're gonna use any, use Tekla Bimsight. I have no confidence in IFC with Revit in the short run but this works surprisingly well.. At least the export and viewing in Bimsight. Haven't tried reimporting it...
          Martijn de Riet
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            #6
            Remember that CAD links are different than xrefs in Autocad - if the revit project cant find them, it will still show them as they were the last time it found them - that may solve part of your problem?
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              #7
              And on a different note: IF the owner is actually going to use it, you will need to also provide them with ALL external files: keynotes, Shared Parameters, dwg-export settings (pre 2012 only)
              Martijn de Riet
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