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    One site, two buildings.

    I just need a bit of direction here. I have a site with 2 new buildings on. I have created 3 files:

    Site Plan
    Building 01
    Building 02

    From each of these I have created a central file, and then linked the 2 central files (buildings) into the site plan. Located them over a linked survey and shared the coord's back to Building 01 & 02 files. All ok so far.

    I intend to use the site plan as my "Master file" so all my sheets will be generated from here, schedules, elevs etc.. Now it starts to get a be wooly for me, as I have not done a multi building project yet.

    What I would intend to do, is to place the linked buildings on their own worksets, so I have an easy method of control that way. I also need to make sure all my levels work correctly, for the floor plans etc. So, Im assuming that I will need to create new levels in my "Master file" that correspond to information I need to take from the model; floor plans mainly. Im assuming that it would be best to hide all of the linked levels, otherwise I am going to have them coming out of my ears.

    So, what is the best way to hide all the linked levels, and is it better to create all the levels I need in the Master file.?

    Im also assuming that any views I create, it would be good practice to add a parameter to the views that allows me to define "building 01" or "building 02" so I can sort my views out.

    Scheduling I'm assuming I can somehow do using a filter that will split the buildings apart.

    So many ideas / questions that I had beter stop now. If anyone can offer any experience / advice on the "must knows" for this that would be great.

    Cheers
    I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it

    #2
    I would suggest Sheeting from each model and combining them for printing PDFs, not trying to Sheet all from the Site Model.

    Just my 2 c worth.
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

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      #3
      I agree with Cliff's suggestion. Revit was originally conceived of to design and document a building as a "single" project file. Project sizes and complexity (among other things) force us to contend with linked files etc. Use the Site file to organize and arrange the buildings so that Shared Coordinates can keep them coordinated. Do "sitey" documentation in that file but put the rest in each building file as much as possible.

      Every time I've been told that "both" buildings will get issued as a single project it's turned out to be a "lie". The owner decides to phase the construction and/or award each building to a different contractor, or a myriad combination of things happen. The end result, "Hey, can you break that single set into two separate projects now?" If you start off with that approach it is easier later to merge drawings together after printing than it is to separate projects virtually.

      Mileage may vary...
      Last edited by Steve_Stafford; January 26, 2012, 05:08 PM. Reason: spelting eror

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        #4
        Well put by Steve.
        Agreed.
        Cliff B. Collins
        Registered Architect
        The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
        Autodesk Expert Elite

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          #5
          Cheers guys.. Im sort of pleased with the answer really..

          Once I started thinking about the many variables it started to feel a little complex. It would certainly make things simpler in terms of levels, models, schedules etc.

          The only thing that may be a bit tricky is keeping track of all the sheets names / numbers and what is and isnt issued or already used etc..? Or is there a way of making this simpler.?
          I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it

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            #6
            The Sheet List Schedule can include Sheets from Linked Models, under Sorting (as I recall) there is a checkbox.
            I believe your Revision Schedule can also include info from Linked Models?
            Cliff B. Collins
            Registered Architect
            The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
            Autodesk Expert Elite

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