From the practical theoretical to the utterly practical. I'm now sitting in on "Subcontractor Coordination in the Real World," hosted by Roque DeLaTorre.
He is describing how his firm uses best practices to build in a working environment. They go through these steps:
- Information extraction from design model
- Develop Revit construction model
- Data integration and modeling content
Why would a subcontractor use Revit? Because of the amount of information they get out of the model. Often they have to develop Revit families from scratch using specs, because no models are often available. Even if they are, 9/10 times they have to develop it further, such as adding materials, dimensions, or standard options.
(They are looking at developing parts in Inventor.)