“Everything should be made as simple as possible by not simpler” – Albert Einstein
When you start working with BIM you have to change how you approach a project, how the project is setup, and how the team must change its thought process when creating the model. The key is to focus on the project deliverable’s. This goes for the Project Managers also, they can’t assume Revit will catch any problems. Do you ever get the question from Project Managers: “Why doesn’t Revit tag Rooms and Doors correctly?”
This is the epidemic I have been faced with in my office regarding follow thru when modeling in Revit. It has become second nature to simple place a door or a room in Revit, and why not it’s so easy. However this comes with a large problem, placing a door or a room doesn’t mean it’s numbered correctly for your specific project. When we drew “dumb” objects in AutoCAD we had to manual add these numbers. So when did we start thinking that Revit could do it for us?
Now the question is how to do we remain productive and efficient in Revit but still produce a quality drawing set.
My New Year resolution for the office is to try and come up with teaching strategies to help focus all Staff including Project Managers and Principals. This year’s goals will be all about identifying, using and believing in the QA and QC processes, Teaching of the Deliverable’s, and a refocusing of tools and enhancements in the modeling environment.