Define what’s shown in the model, allows for complete coordination across the BIM workflow.by Anthony Strong, ATG Technical Specialist
Creating Revit MEP templates allows users to define what is shown in the model. The visibility controls enhance construction coordination and allow the design team to fully utilize the BIM workflow.
Current best practice is to show all of the disciplines’ models for clash detection. Users are able to use specific manufacturer’s components within the model. For instance, this information can contain all the different pipe type connection preferences.
Fully utilizing the BIM workflow in this way will benefit all project stakeholders, the design team, the owner and the construction team. Utilizing this workflow will improve the entire design process, from schematic design through construction documents, by resolving design issues earlier in the project.
About the Author: Anthony Strong is an AEC Technical Specialist for ATG USA in North Little Rock, Ark. Strong brings 15 years of technical and project management experience to the team. His diverse project portfolio includes commercial, mixed-use office retail, industrial, military, hospitality, and high-rise residential designs. Anthony’s construction field experience includes working for general contractors, subcontractors, and architects; his real-world experiences with the entire project workflow from all different perspectives provides valuable solutions expertise to ATG business partners.
Applied Technology Group (ATG USA) is a Platinum Autodesk Business Partner based in North Little Rock, Ark. Founded in 1992 as a local computer services company, ATG has grown to become a leading value added Autodesk Reseller serving clients in 15 states across the Midwest and South.