Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Merging two workset projects

This a useful tip from Lee Miller, HOK Firmwide Revit CAD manager. The question is, "How do I merge two workset projects together?"

Here's what to to; the key to this process, is preparation.

Prepare the models

First make backups of all your work. 
Choose the smaller, least complex of the two models, and purge unused. 

Get the model as lean as possible. 
Determine what drafting elements will need to be preserved


The Binding process

In the model which you will bind your project into, create a new temporary workset.  This will be the workset that the bound elements will be dump into.

bind workset 
Create some new worksets, i.e. core etc.  These are worksets you will use to transition objects into.
Select the linked project and choose bind from the options bar.

Decide whether you need to include Attached Details, Levels,Grids....

A message will the appear warning you about binding a linked file. Just choose the remove link button.


It may take some time for Revit to complete this exercise! Depending on the size of your project.
Once the link has been bound, this bound link will be a group. You can then choose to ungroup and the start to transition objects to previously created New worksets. 
Finally, recreate views, import sheets, etc as required.

1 comment:

Theresa Thompson said...

Is this a similar process for how one would bring in updated areas of a building into a master building Revit model? We are trying to figure out our workflow for how we would best update master Revit building models of our campus buildings with new project models as the work is completed. We anticipate that some projects will only be for a smaller portion of a building so what would be the best way to bring in just the items that have changed from the project as-built model into a master buildig model (we'll have separate Architectural and MEP master models.)