By Jordan Mussett, IMAGINiT Building Solutions
Happy New Year! In the spirit of starting a new year, here is an important tip for starting your Revit projects.
There is now an option for Revit projects to choose the worksets coming in from your other linked files you would like to work with. This is the perk of opening up a Revit file that you receive from a consultant and check it out before you link it to yours and use it. You can explore the worksets and see if there is any way you can use them. Personally, I always always maintain the worksets of files I receive when I open it because I want to see how other companies are utilizing their worksets and I want to see if there is anything I can leverage. Some projects may benefit from the reassignment of MEP shared categories being added to a specific workset during model clean up. But you don’t necessarily need to make a bunch of changes in a consultant file to leverage workset data in it.
This project's architectural file has a significant amount of entourage in it. Entourage that the MEP disciplines are not interested in at all. There are quite a few trees at the very least.
I will start a new project from my company’s mechanical template, skipping worksharing for the sake of being brief, and go straight to Link Revit. Navigate to the file and drop down the open options to specify which worksets you want.
The information from the linked Revit project comes through, minus the workset that was closed.