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    one file or 3?

    hello
    i'm working on a small project for tap water
    there are 3 concrete buildings buried that i need to create
    is it possible to create it on one file or i should create 3 files (so i'll have to insert differents families in the 3 files instead of one)
    i know the best way to work is to work with a project close to the internal point but on a small project i think it's heavy to have 3 files...
    the buildings are on the 3 red points on the picture below
    between the 2 farest buildings there's 3.8km (by bird flight ^^ - French sentence )
    thanks
    Phil
    Freelance WWTP/HVAC Designer
    Revit 2019

    #2
    Those three buildings are exactly the same?
    I would be tempted to create a site file and link the buildings in the file.
    3.8 km will be all right I think. Just a lot of work to flesh out the landscape to make the plan interesting
    Last edited by Geert; March 8, 2021, 07:24 PM.
    Geert Vennix, architecte
    www.geertvennix.eu

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      #3
      If they are identical, I'd do as Geert suggests ... if not, separate Revit Models all the way with a 4th site model.

      1) What happens if one has to move?
      2) Which one controls Project North?

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        #4
        hi
        the building are not exactly the same
        the file won't have a fleshed out landscape, definitely useless for my job!!
        the project north is as am matter of fact an issue... that's probably why i'll make three files bacause i couldn't manage 3 project north
        thanks for your advice
        Phil
        Freelance WWTP/HVAC Designer
        Revit 2019

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          #5
          Originally posted by philsogood View Post
          hi
          the building are not exactly the same
          the file won't have a fleshed out landscape, definitely useless for my job!!
          the project north is as am matter of fact an issue... that's probably why i'll make three files bacause i couldn't manage 3 project north
          thanks for your advice
          Phil
          My site models rarely get detailed modeling. But I really like having them so I can keep my site CAD out of my building model, but also so it can have its own appropriate model origin along with true north & project north. Our building models always have the first (ground) floor @ 100'-0" (I don't know what your metric equivalent would be), but the site models are true to sea level based elevations. This allows me to bring in the CAD with contours as they are given to us by our civil engineers and place a topo over that. On many projects, the topo and building pads are as far as I get in "modeling" site work. On a multi-building site, it then also allows us to manage the buildings separately for their sheet orientation, but bring them in and arrange them on the site as well. And if the project really demands it, I will go further modeling elements for roads, curbs, landscape, etc.

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