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    Advice on Outsourcing/Consultant

    I am the sole architect at a construction firm and have completed 4-5 small projects in Revit. Thus far I've made changes to the OOTB project template and created/downloaded families as needed. I am about to embark on a new project and realize I need assistance to get the construction documents down quicker. I'm researching the following options:

    1) Hiring a consultant to help with project template and family creation
    2) Outsourcing all or part of the drafting
    3) A combination of both? I haven't done enough research into the various providers to determine the services available.

    Does anyone have any advice they could offer me? I basically need to get the job done by myself in the time it would take 2-3 people.

    If anyone has any resources on how to expedite my workflow I would appreciate those as well.

    Thank you!

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    Hey there. Welcome to the forum!

    Hiring a third party consultancy to help with creating you a template or library is certainly an option (we provide both of those services), but the potential costs vary wildly depending on options customization's, what libraries you are after, and so on. But, there are consultants available that do that sort of thing. Feel free to reach out via email if you want more information about the particulars that we offer, as we arent supposed to advertise on the forum.

    In general, i would recommend against outsourcing the actual production of the project, only because after you get that project done, you'll be no better off than you are now. I mean, the project will be done, but you still wont have the template, or the library. You'll have fragments of both. But, if having the project done for you is of interest... We do that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    We do that too.
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    Hey! They asked! LOL. AND its in Out There, lol.

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    Yeah, I️ know, I️ was just funnin’ you. I’m first in line to recommend your services. So ther, now I’m a bad boy too


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    In general, i would recommend against outsourcing the actual production of the project, only because after you get that project done, you'll be no better off than you are now. I mean, the project will be done, but you still wont have the template, or the library. You'll have fragments of both. But, if having the project done for you is of interest... We do that too.
    That is not necessarily true. A number of years ago I did a few projects to help a college friend of mine during a busy time for him. he was also transitioning his office to Revit at the time. he used the projects I did (in his graphic style) as a starting point for his Revit templates. I think it help out a little >< more than just getting the project done for him.

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    Fair enough. Thats sort of what i meant by *Fragments of Both.* Yeah, they can do a save as, and delete all, and go in room schedules, and delete all, and (as long as the project wasnt smaller than they want the template to be) they can work their way backwards to having one... I just meant that it still isnt *ready to go* after that point.

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