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dglenn9000
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Re: Getting room tags to show - Best method

01-22-2013 02:35 PM in reply to: Sandleaz

There's not much work to tag rooms in REVIT ... what about tagging your other pipes/ducts/equipment or having notes?  Do you avoid that as well because there's more work involved.  

 

Again, are you going to work around how the architect's views work, where the architect's room tags are?  Are you going to locate your pipes/ducts/equipment to not be in conflict with the architect's room tags?  What if the architect deletes their views you're linking?  Are you going to blame the architect for that?  Or are you simply going to force the architect to make the views in their architectural file(s) to fit your needs and harrass the architect about putting room tags in correct locations?  

 

Yes, I would say tagging hundreds of rooms for each disciplines (Mech, Plumb, Fire Pro, Telecom, Lighting, Power) and then repositioning them so tags are not covered in each view CAN be a big task if required to do it multiple times on big job.

 

Due to budget constraints I cannot warrant spending hours on things if there are more efficient solutions for. That is why I started this post. My intent was to find out if there are other methods and see what others are doing, not for you to get up tight about room tags being covered by duct or pipe. Relax! 

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Sandleaz
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Re: Getting room tags to show - Best method

01-22-2013 05:39 PM in reply to: dglenn9000

Yes, I would say tagging hundreds of rooms for each disciplines (Mech, Plumb, Fire Pro, Telecom, Lighting, Power) and then repositioning them so tags are not covered in each view CAN be a big task if required to do it multiple times on big job.

 

Due to budget constraints I cannot warrant spending hours on things if there are more efficient solutions for. That is why I started this post. My intent was to find out if there are other methods and see what others are doing, not for you to get up tight about room tags being covered by duct or pipe. Relax! 

 

dglenn, i've dealt with some ridiculous deadlines and witnessed some atrocious project management from folks that gave me the work.  It's probably what you're dealing with as well.  However, I hope you're not responsible for every discipline's (that you mentioned) drawings --- that's a lot of work to be placed on 1 person.  I'm responsible for only my drawings (aside from coordination, design, calcs...), and I make them as best as I can even if the time I am given is nowhere close to being reasonable.  Whether or not someone else's drawings look good, is not of my concern  --- that doesn't mean I don't point out any apparent errors I see on other people's drawings.   

 

The thing is --- if you're worried about saving time placing room tags in every room --- does that mean you have time for everything else or is there incompleteness in other parts of the project --- if you sacrifice doing this task, everything else is OK?  Lets say you have 6 sets of drawings x 24 drawings per discipline x 200 rooms per drawing to tag.  That's a grand total of 28,800 rooms to tag.  At 1 room tag per 2 seconds (this is very conservative, once you go into room tagging mode, you don't have to type RT after the first time ... it's all left clicking from there) --- you need about 16 hours to tag 28,800 rooms.  If you can get a few more people to help you, that would be even better.  After you get that done, you know you have room tags in good places and can move them around easily if you need to.          

 

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