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Revit Standards & Best Practices by Mind Map: Revit Standards & Best Practices
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Revit Standards & Best Practices

Getting Started

This section is for new users.  Will help with basic modeling and editing tasks. Is it just the Revit Getting Started manual? (32 pages)

Ground floor

Check user name Copy central file to local Selective open

Creating a new project

Establishing grids and levels Importing DWG"s Using shared coordinates Putting views on sheets (SOM procedure) Establishing Project vs. True North

Dividing/Managing Project Size (Links)

General Guidelines Based on size (SF vs Height) Type of project (core/shell, interiors, tower, campus) Copy/Monitor Levels & Grids What NOT to do: Vertical elements thru tower

Project Standards

File naming/location

Internal productivity

View naming?

Additional BIM folder

Workset organization

Revit Links

Group logical parts of building

Related to team organization

Needs for exporting or visualization

Naming standards between RVT files

Putting stuff on the right workset

Browser organization

Views

Sheets

Schedules

Phasing

How are you documenting the phases?

Area Settings

Defining area calc types

Line Styles

DTL-#

View Templates

Shared Parameters File

Component Standards

File naming

See HOK spreadsheet

Type naming

Sizes

Walls

Material naming and assignment

Parameters

Titlecase Familiarity Use simple language, not codified for parameter names.

Subcategories

Must be standardized!!! (See layer standards)

Uniformat Codes

Labels

Text

Standard Location

W:\Project\Library

Collaboration

Sharing RVT models

Detaching Purging Checking out for presentations (detaching)

Copy/Monitor

Disclaimers

Best practices

Wall finishes

Do finishes get applied to substrate walls? If separate walls... Easier to schedule Harder to join, constrain, etc. What about finishes at varying distances from substrates?

Project Closeout

Milestone Review

Content Extraction

Template Development

Archiving