CAD application Revit is developed by Autodesk and used within AEC industry where 3D-design and visualization is important. Revit is used by many stakeholders within project for architects and operation as well as maintenance.
Revit is used as a platform for 3D aspect of BIM and is therefor the main platform whose focus is on geometry. In recent years more complete data information has been added into 3D model within Revit and in pace with project drawings are extracted from the 3D model during design phase which makes information unaccessible. Master concept for Revit is a supportive platform for extracted 2D documents and 3D models and it can create objects from Revit 3D instances for further modelling outside 3D model. And information is still accessible for those who don’t have Revit thanks to ides Master concept applications and their common object oriented data models.
When 3D process is finished, it will generate a large amount of work document that will be used in contracts like plan and sections drawings as well as installation documentation. Master concept for Revit helps picking up generated files and tracking these document with revision and version management. Besides, Master concept has connected same instances in 3D models with object in Master concept for further process and lifecycle management.
Managing exported drawing files in AutoCAD or PDF format.
Creating preview files in IFC or Navisworks and obtain a built in IFC viewer
Creating objects from Revit 3D instances and create a unique reference designation for each object
Managing revisions of 3D model
Managing and creating documents revisions from Revit “sheet”
Updating document properties on Revit “sheet” in 3D model
Managing 3D models and all exported files
Document management for Revit is important when producing a lot of documentation from a 3D model. The 3D model is used by workgroups which include a great number of users. Thus, safety and protection of complex files are essential.
Managing documents and drawings during the project is an important task and it is important to know the status of each document in every step. For example if the document is approved or just a draft copy. Therefore, it is important that document control mechanism works both for Revit sheets and for the entire 3D model.
Users get support with revision management for 3D model in Master concept in order to obtain full traceability and back up. Master concept even supports work group to work with Revit model. Document management supports central models’ check-in and out and local work copies that should be synchronised later.
With revision management 2D drawing and views become documents
In Master concept CAD-Driver for Revit users can choose to export Revit’s views directly to AutoCAD or Acrobat PDF formats. Users can set up export function in list-view in CAD-Driver for all sheets and views. The automatic document exporter is then started and exports all documents.
Master concept will then receive all export files from Revit and put them in an import-basket and then check them in one-by-one into Master concept with related document number information by revision management. If the drawing is already approved earlier and users need to export a new revision, Master concept will enumerate for next revision. Users can even look on previous revisions of same drawing. Everything will be saved.
There are many members involves in a project both external and internal. Document management controls revisions for you with Master concept for Revit.
3D-instances in Revit automatically become Objects with related properties in Master concept
Let us use doors in Revit as one example to explain what your team can accomplish by connecting Master concept to your Revit application.
With assistance by Master concept users can identify all doors (or any kind of graphical instance) or the amount of ventilation ducts in 3D model. Master concept create objects from each inserted object such as door and window in 3D model so that they can identified outside Revit. Team can then make volume calculations, cost calculations and cost analyzes in a simple way in Master concept. Besides, it is possible to add properties to each door and select a supplier or manufacturer for it and get the As-Built information at any time.
There are important data /properties on 3D instance or “family” in Revit that are called parameters. Parameters can be synchronized with object properties in Master concept and those who belong to the family/symbol in Revit can either be read only or dynamic. It means that users are able to fill with dynamic parameters outside of Revit and then update them in Revit. Master concept handles all variants.
In some cases other organisations ( purchase, project management ) who can’t access Revit also need to access information in Master concept because Master concept has created correspoding object or often more objects than those who exist in Revit.
Revit and IFC make 3D models transparent
To find out where a object is located, users can use Master concept’s built-in preview application.
Master concept makes documents and 3D models transparent, which helps users to find out where the object is drawed (3D model or AutoCAD). It also gives users support with relations to other documents and which type of equipment or suppliers’ artikel nummer they are using. Management group will now be able to use 3D model to find out equipment’s location and typ of equipment with associated technical data in property.
Property’s object is located in more places than in 3D models
Architect is responsible for building and others fill the building with information. It is electrical design with switchgear, circuit breakers and ventilation systems and even ventilation with air cooling or heating. This means that many documents will be produced and in the end someone shall manage the building. The first step for managing is to assess quantity and a certain variety of reserv parts meanwhile providing maintenance instructions.
With Master concept, property management can keep track of property documentation. With Master concept maintenance module, complete maintenance routines can be developed at an early stage. The management can now find out what the property contains – typ of equipment, which documents describe them and what maintenance routines to use.
Connecting same Revit-object with Master concept-object
Creating new object and connect same 3D instances
Editing object properties in Master concept inside Revit
Downloaded views to document
Linking a new view with document post in Master concept and exporting as file
Updating a linked document post from view or sheet that is affected by a change in 3D model
Using IFC view function included in Master concept so that all shall access to 3D model. Fast and easy to update view-files only with a simple button push.
Cable routing in Revit
Use Master concept Cable Routing-applikation to find ut cable’s location and quantity.
Drawing cable routes easily in Revit and creating segments and nodes for your 3D cable ladder.