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Eliminate ROOMS and use SPACES

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate ron.allen on ‎03-02-2017 02:59 PM - last edited on ‎03-02-2017 03:02 PM |

Spaces could replace rooms


Some categories are still lingering in rooms:

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Should be easy enough to build tables of DOORS VS. SPACES.


Since Revit is back to one flavor, doors (and other components) could be associated with SPACES allowing for KEY schedules to specify occupancies, heat loads, people counts, and everything managed though spaces.


Combine this with shared parameters in key schedules and we can leverage data in really big ways!


ps- dump the north/south/east/west text fields for finishes... We'd rather use material parameters for primary, secondary and tertiary colors for finishes! : )


By: Collaborator
| Posted ‎03-03-2017 06:08 AM

Excellent Ideia

By: Enthusiast sburca
| Posted ‎03-08-2017 11:55 AM

And... why not eliminate spaces and keep rooms? From the architectural perspective, this option makes more sense to us.

By: Advocate ron.allen
| Posted ‎03-13-2017 09:12 AM

@sburca There are parameters associated with Spaced for HVAC and loading not present in rooms.


Eliminating ONE of these largely redundant categories would prove beneficial in unifying the data... whether we add the HVAC parameters to rooms and eliminate spaces, or eliminate rooms and make spaces door-aware these should be unified : )


And the 'material' text boxes are useless- especially when we use schemas typically consisting of primary and accent colors associated with the space - these would be better handled with Material parameters... having the capacity to use shared parameters in key schedules would be the trifecta!


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