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If the standard is “built-in” and does not require additional thought by the user, than it will be used. Systems that are simple, obvious, and straight forward will lead to greater adoption. Ie : IPOD.

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what makes a good standard

If the standard is “built-in” and does not require additional thought by the user, than it will be used.

  • Systems that are simple, obvious, and straight forward will lead to greater adoption. Ie: IPOD.
  • As Phil Read puts it, every user wants “The quickest way to beer on Friday.” It’s that simple.

What makes a good standard?

What does it mean to standardize Revit?

  • The majority of a company’s standard can revolve around a company template. Care should be taken to find the right balance between initial ease of use and your ability to update the standard.
  • Not only are graphical standards set in a template, but project organization, presentation, materials, content, job tracking, material takeoffs, engineering, project defaults, and settings can all be predefined.
questions to ask before creating a template

Will you need multiple templates specific to disciplines, clients, or project types?

  • Do you want to place all standard content into your template/s or keep them out to keep the file size down?
  • How will you manage updates to the standards and templates.

Questions to ask before creating a template.

some basics for project organization

Create all of your standard titleblocks

  • Decide how to standardize cover sheets
  • Create typical levels, views, and placeholder sheets.
  • Establish standard schedules and legends
  • Define some typical browser and sheet organizations, types of views as well.

Some basics for project organization

Project Browser

  • Revit Guidelines
  • Coordination
  • Exporting
  • Printing / Documentation
  • Working / Modeling
  • Sheets by Discipline
guidelines for graphical standards

Refine and test standard object styles

  • Customize Revit materials
  • Review linework settings
  • Adjust and standardize view settings

Guidelines for graphical standards

Linework Settings

  • Line styles, weights, and patterns
  • Fill patterns and regions
  • Callout, Elevation, and Section Tags
view settings

Visibility Graphics Settings

  • Color Schemes
  • View Filters
  • View Templates

View Settings

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Annotation Settings

  • Standard Text
  • Loaded Tags
  • Symbols
  • Keynotes (How do you approach these?)
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Annotation Settings

  • Standard Text
  • Loaded Tags
  • Symbols
  • Keynotes (How do you approach these?)
what content to put in your template

System Families (Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Roofs)

  • Loadable Families
    • Generic or Detailed Content?
    • Do not use families derived from AutoCAD in template
  • Source files specifically for client, discipline, or building type (3 ways to import)
    • Transfer Project Standards
    • Insert from Views
    • Copy and Paste

What content to put in your template

why are parameters important

Project Parameters

    • Allow us to assign and organize data
  • Shared Parameters
    • Allow us to assign and organize data consistently across files and projects
    • This is especially important for firms sharing a certain scope of work.

Why are parameters important?

miscellaneous items to consider

Track template changes

  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Considerations for upgrading templates
  • Default Export Settings

Miscellaneous items to consider

  • Leave some default values for tags
    • Grids, sheets, doors, windows, rooms, text styles, dimension styles
  • Leave default object types
    • Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Roofs, etc.
  • Run a purge and organize (minimize) the project browser