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Project Phases and Phased Design

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Key Terms

The following key terms were used in this lesson:

Project Phase

A distinct time period in the life of the project.

Phase Filter

A phase filter is a rule that you apply to a view to control the display of elements based on their phase status. Filters can specify that elements be displayed by category, overridden, or not shown.

Graphic Override

A rule that specifies how overridden elements be displayed based on their phase status.

Phase Status

The status of each building element relative to the phase specified for the current view. Each phase status typically has a different display style associated with it to make it easy to identify the phase status of the elements in a view.

Existing

The phase status assigned to elements that were created in an earlier phase and continues to exist in the current phase.

Demolished

The phase status assigned to elements that were created in an earlier phase and demolished in the current phase.

New

The phase status assigned to elements that were created in the phase of the current view.

Temporary

The phase status assigned to elements that were created and demolished during the current phase.