What are the primary goals of creating a building model? Who are the key stakeholders?
For collaboration, analysis, and visualization. Owners, designers and fabricators.
- What do they need?
Information, data and details.
- What do they care about most?
Accuracy, efficiency and productivity.
How much detail should you include in your building model? How do you decide?
- As you develop your initial design?
- As you continue to iterate and develop on your design?
- What are the key stages?
- Concept, detail and final design.
- And how much detail should you include at each stage?
As much as possible if the data is available.
How much detail should you include about the composition (layers, materials, thicknesses) of your wall, floor, and roof assemblies at different stages of your design process?
- Conceptual design
- Preliminary design
- Design development
- Construction documentation
Many door and window manufacturers provide Revit families for doors and windows that you can specify for your building design.
- What is the advantage to manufacturers for providing these families? (it's not free to create and provide them...)
- What is the benefit to you as the designer of using these manufacturer-provided families? Is there an advantage to using them versus the families provided in the Revit library?
Design data is readily stored and available for design.
What are the advantages of getting the Revit component families (for furniture, equipment, and fittings) directly from the manufacturer versus from an online sharing website like RevitCity.com?
For reliability and accuracy