Working in a group can be complicated and frustrating – one person can end up doing most or all of the work. However, this blog is not about working with a group of people. Revit groups are an essential tool inside of Revit that can save you time and hassle. We’ll explore the purpose of Revit groups and how they can be a powerful tool to learn and implement in your workflows.
Revit Group Capabilities
First, we’ll explore what Revit groups can do. Groups are a tool inside of Revit which allow you to select different families inside your model and group them together. Then, you can pull this group and place multiple groups in different areas.
For example, multifamily residential buildings are the ideal place to use groups. Say you have a typical one-bedroom layout and there are 100 instances of that same bedroom. Instead of modeling each unit 100 times, Revit groups allow you to model once and group everything together. Then, place that group in the designated apartments.
Another time-saving benefit of using groups occurs when changes must be made. Let’s say each of those 100 one-bedroom apartments were modeled without using groups and contain several different families. Now, you must change the kitchen sink from a 2-compartment sink to a 1-compartment sink. To make this change, it would take several hours and you would need to make sure no change is missed.
With Revit groups, you simply need to double-click to enter the group editing window and make the sink change there. Then, click the green check mark to finish your changes and the change will be implemented throughout your model. You won’t have to worry about taking too much time or missing an apartment.
In conclusion, the main advantage of using Revit groups it to save time and make changes easier, but it can also improve schedule accuracy. Your time is valuable, so why not start saving it by utilizing Revit groups?
This blog is written by MEP Technical Specialist Zach Barker. If you have any questions or need help with your Revit or MEP needs, please email us at whyATG@atgusa.com.