By Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions
As a designer doing visualization work in Revit, how do you keep all site elements and entourage from being seen by other disciplines using the Architectural Model? If I create people and plants and coffee mugs in the project, the other designers working on construction documents probably aren’t going to be too happy that they are showing up and need to be hidden. The other disciplines that are using your model as a background probably won’t be too thrilled about the “extras” that you have dropped into the project for visualization purposes.
The solution is within the worksets, but maybe you hadn’t stumbled upon it yet.
I will go ahead and create all the necessary elements for a rendering, cars, RPCs, mock light sources, etc. Then go to the worksets dialogue and create an “Entourage” workset. Be sure to uncheck the box that says “Visible in all Views”. This ensures that each new view that is created in the project, that workset will be off. Place all of the objects that are part of the visualization effort on the created workset.
Now all of the objects I created for visualization can be turned off with one check box. The Visibility Graphic Override Dialogue for each view should look like this.
By unchecking “Visible in all views” in the workset setup, we changed how the objects on this workset are displayed globally.
Now what about the linked model?
The same can be true in the MEP model. If I create the same workset, the same way (the name has to match exactly) the entourage elements will be globally off on the MEP side too. Enjoy headache free visualization!