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Design in Phases

Design in Phases

Why has no one at Autodesk worked on allowing users to design IN the phase they wish to show things?

For instance: if I am working on my demo phase, I would need to show many things as demo. But as I place things in a correctly phased view - they insert under 'new construction'. Why can I not design in the view for which the phasing is set up correctly - demo on a demo view, new construction only on new?

 

Seems like a UI thing - if phase set to demo on view, all elements insert as existing. User must specify if element is demo or not.

4 Comments
Simon_Weel
Advisor

Demo - the phase that doesn't exist. Well, in Revit that is. And it's confusing, as you say. For Revit, there's no 'demo phase' like there is in the real world; it's the difference between phases. Would be handy if there was a demo-phase - that would make things a lot more logical.

mhiserZFHXS
Advisor

@Simon_Weel 

 

What's stopping you from adding it? We have a demo phase in our template.

 

@jihnenSA9RL 

 

You just need to rethink how you're working. Revit assumes that when you add something in a phase, that is the phase in which it is added to the project. If something is existing, add it in the existing phase. If its new, add it in the new construction phase. Demolishing an object is a totally different thing from adding it, which is why its not a default when adding elements to the model.

Simon_Weel
Advisor

@mhiserZFHXS I was taught to never create a demo phase because it will bite you along the way. And it's mentioned in the book as well. For example, Demo Is Not a Phase. There are even stickers! Coming to think of it, I'm not so sure if this is stil the case, now that we have the 'phase' parameter in view filters.

 

mhiserZFHXS
Advisor

@Simon_Weel 

 

That is certainly an opinion, but it is not a rule. We do a lot of renovation work, so including demolition work in the same phase as new construction would make our drawings an absolute mess. The "issues" the author in your link describes are all based on users not knowing how to use Revit. They're not issues with the software.

 

If adding a phase dedicated to demolition would be beneficial to someone, then they should do it.

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