Revit: File Management Techniques for BIM Managers

This course will introduce you to some best practices and actions you can take to help keep Revit files working at their performance potential.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Feb 1, 2018
Duration
51m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Feb 1, 2018
Duration
51m
Description

Revit models get fast. As that complexity grows there are increasing opportunities for errors and file corruption. Users take shortcuts to create quick geometry, download questionable content from the internet, and insert myriad cad imports all in the name of efficiency. File size slowly creeps up and performance takes a beating until the file becomes complex completely unworkable. Perhaps to the point of being unable to even open the file. A properly managed file will never reach this point of failure. This video series is about the management techniques that can help you keep your Revit files in good health so that your team never notices a dip in performance.

About the author
About the author

A born and raised Utahn, Kory discovered Revit in 2003 and has never looked back. He began working in Architecture right after high school and continued working through his undergrad in Business Management and then took two years to travel and study Architecture in Oxford.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Kory Cox, and welcome to my course, Revit: File Management Techniques for BIM Managers. I am a senior designer at HGR Incorporated where I do design and BIM support in addition to using Revit for teaching and production. This course is designed to arm you with tools to keep your Revit files functioning at the best performance possible. While files will slow as they mature, when you complete this course, you will have a greater understanding of what affects file performance and what actions you can take to alleviate some of the problems that creep into Revit files as the team works. Some of the major topics that we will cover include the three elements of file performance, file fracturing strategies, external file management, and internal file management. By the end of this course, you'll know everything you need to keep your project running smoothly. Before beginning the course, you should be an intermediate user with some experience using the Revit platform and completing a few projects. This course is not designed for beginners, and some of the tools shown may cause harm if not used carefully. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into advanced functionalities of Revit with courses on scheduling, parametric design, incorporating high-fidelity BIM data, or learning how to edit the Revit API directly. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Revit with the File Management Techniques for BIM Managers course, at Pluralsight.