Once again this was taken from a 2009 class called "Autodesk Revit for Project Managers" by James Balding and Scott Davis.
Do's and Dont's
The following list represents the do's and dont's for a Project Manager on any given project. These can vary greatly based on the level of experience a PM has with Revit and their roll as a "Technical" or "Managing" PM.
Oversell/promise the deliverable: Know your BIM limitations. Do not promise energy analysis on your Revit pilot projects if you don't know how to achieve results.
Open the file: This could go either way. If you are a Technical PM, then of course, open the file. If you are a Managing PM and don't know how Revit works, you could really mess things up if you open the file.
My personal thoughts on this comment: I will teach our managing PM's the basics of Revit so they can explore the model, seek information and print what they need using a Revit Viewer which doesn't allow them to save.
Open/Delete/Rename or Move the CENTRAL file: Central file are VERY important. Once they are created it's important that they remain exactly where they were created.
Force a Dimension: This innt AutoCAD, you cant for a dimension in REvit. If the dimension is wrong the model is wrong. Fix the model!!
Erase it if you don't know what it is: Lines in Revit views can represent any number of things and often are live 3D objects. Deleting a line could be the edge of a wall that hosts a door or window with dimensions and notes. If you delete it all that work in all the other views is gone!
Leave a file open: Leaving a file open means that others cannot access it, or in a workset environment, could mean they cant access objects you've checked out. Close the file when your done.
Over Model: Over modeling in unnecessary and will slow the model and the entire process. Only model what you can see. At smaller scales use detail components to describe the detail.
A good rule of thumb here is "Model what you would see if you were standing across the street".