Revit Architecture

Revit Architecture

Posts: 185
Registered: ‎05-06-2008
Message 1 of 2 (141 Views)

Best practices-Link models together or to a blank model?

141 Views, 1 Replies
06-11-2013 03:38 PM

We are new to Revit, and have done a couple of projects in Revit. We have seperate models for arch, mech and elect (no struct, this is done outside our office). We currently linke models to each other as needed, the architect will link mech and elec.  The mech eng. will link arch and elec and so on. I over hear someone mention the use of a blank model onto which you link all models. I never got a chance to ask the individual how they use it or how it would benifit the process. Any ideas?

Product Support
Posts: 600
Registered: ‎09-08-2010
Message 2 of 2 (113 Views)

Re: Best practices-Link models together or to a blank model?

06-13-2013 01:30 PM in reply to: David125

Here's an few links that may help:


Best Practices (Scroll down to Collaborate with others)'s_Guide/3143-Best_Pra3143


Linking into a blank file is one options, however, typically each discipline will link all other discipline into their main model. Depending on size as the above docs mention you may need to split up the file.


I suggest talking to like sized firm that do similar work to see how/what they do. Invite them over for lunch, you'd be amazed how much info you can get on a few pizza's. Other than that I recommend reading up, and/or researching on-line.


Thanks for posting,

Alan Quinn
Support Specialist
Product Support
Autodesk, Inc.
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions or visit the Installation and Licensing Forum to get help installing your software.