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    Lift Assy / Elevators

    Hi

    My line manager asked me to begin producing COBie compliant information on the lifts in the buildings I'm working on. I soon realised all the lift assemblies on each floor have different ID's and don't have much to do with the elevators themselves. I'm thinking of creating a para-elevator family under specialty equipment RFA...
    The information is for the lift maintenance co. and client's records, so we're looking at last service, next service due, remaining lifespan etc... as well as volume and the others you'd expect...Any suggestions welcome.

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    So, are you going to update the model each time the elevator is serviced? Are you going to keep track of when the windows have been painted or the washers from the tap on the sink in the toilet on the second floor have been changed?

    I have been asked for something similar this week, and I don't think Revit is the right software for keeping track of if and when stuff is serviced etc.

    In my opinion you should have a database (or other software) for the building telling you when stuff needs to be serviced and you can get info about the elevator from the model if needed. Revit is not a building maintenance program.

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    Interesting that nobody else has anything to say about this. Pretty sure jydot77 asked a question some of us run into once in a while. I sure have

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    I'm not sure what else there is to say, other than what you said?

    There is zero percent chance I would ever track maintenance issues (aside from renovation construction) in a Revit model. 100% agreed with that.

    I would just tell my boss it was the wrong approach, and not do it.

    Sent from my Phablet. Please excuse typos... and bad ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    I would just tell my boss it was the wrong approach, and not do it.
    The joys of being your own boss!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMcDowellJr View Post
    The joys of being your own boss!
    True, but then you have to convince a client that the way he wants it is the wrong way.

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    Not really. You just have to convince them that what they want is wrong enough that you wont do it, and they need to find someone else who will.

    For what its worth, thats not a "self employed" thing. When i had a normal job, id get asked to do things all the time, that weren't sensible. I would just say "Its not the right approach, and if you think it is, just let me know exactly how you'd like me to do it, because i don't know of a way (since its the wrong approach)." I mean, sure... You CAN make an elevator component and start making stupid shared parameters for every maintenance task in there. And if the client/user knows enough to ask for that, then you can ask them if the plan is to seriously get in the revit model and edit those parameters every time someone works on the elevator. And if they say yes.... Then i guess you just have to decide if its worth doing that work or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    I would just tell my boss it was the wrong approach
    Wait! you talk to yourself? Hmmmm. Oh wait, you're married now but I don't think that you should tell that boss that it's the "wrong approach" ;-P

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    I just have hopes to convince the client to do it the right way and slowly moving towards that.
    The project would be a nice one (without the weird stuff) so not giving up that easily

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