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Monday 28 November 2011
Preparing to Share Your Model
for preparing our Architectural Model to share with (Revit) Consultants. Here are the steps for when you are sharing the Revit Model.
1.Save a copy
of the file to the appropriate dated folder in the email directory. If your
working off a Central File you will need to "Detatch
From Central " by checking the "Detatch
From Central " check box on the Open
dialog box. Then save the file in the appropriate directory. Detatch and
Preserve the Worksets, this way whoever you send the file too will be able to manage
2.Go to your standard 3D view then delete
all the other views including all the Floor views, Reflected Ceiling views, Elevations,
detail views sheets... etc... delete all the views except your 3D view you are
in (duh!). delete the Legends and
Schedules. We are just sending our model so they can bring it in to base their
information on, they dont need sheets and details etc.
3.Use the Manage Links tool to remove any
Linked files (CAD, Revit, etc).
4.Purge, Purge, Purge... I typically do
this three times to ensure you got everything.
5.Save and close the file, if you look at
the file size now you'll notice that it's considerably smaller.
Your Done! File may now even be
small enough to email!