Monday 1 August 2011

Setting Up Worksets

I had this in my notes for working with worksets... I may have pulled it from another blog if so please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due... or maybe it was the Wiki Help??.......(Or I may have wrote it myself !?)

In general, when Setting Up Worksets, you should consider the following:

  • Project size
The size of the project may affect the way you enable worksharing for the team. In general, elements that are edited together should be in one workset. You do not need to create a workset for each floor of the building. In a multistory structure, however, you may want to create a workset for a set of building elements that only appear on one floor, such as a tenant interior.

If the floor plate of a project is too large to fit on a sheet and you need to split it up, you may want to consider creating a workset for each side of the building.

  • Team member roles
Typically, designers work in teams, with each assigned a specific functional task. Each team member has control over a particular portion of the design (for example, interior, exterior, or site). The workset structure for the project can reflect this breakdown of tasks, and you can name the worksets accordingly.

  • Worksets and templates
Worksets cannot be included in templates.

  • Default workset visibility
The performance of Revit Architecture improves if some worksets are not visible by default. This visibility control eliminates the time required to draw additional views of the project. To identify visibility requirements, determine the frequency with which the elements in the workset display in the project. Under this guideline, you might have an exterior workset visible by default, while a specific furniture workset would not be.

  • Groups and families
Groups and families have a type workset and an instance workset that do not have to be the same.

All elements in a group are in the group instance workset. To edit the group, make the group type workset editable or borrow the group type. To modify the elements inside a group, make the group instance workset editable. You can determine which worksets the elements are in by accessing the element properties. If you use element borrowing to check out a group instance, Revit Architecture automatically borrows all elements in the group.

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