Written by Antony McPhee in All, BIM Tutorials, Blog
Jul 12 th, 2017
If there is a hierarchy of categories (Revit has user defined subcategories), try and manage those as well.
Also insist naming be major – minor – subminor etc. so similar things list together; instead of Door Type, Frame Type, Glazing Type use Type Door, Type Frame, Type Glazing.
Next list the parameters needed to create your schedules, which, when you think about it, is just a list of schedule headings. This list forms the master list of parameters.
Example Wall Type names.
<interior|exterior>.<Partition|Stud> _ / structure / interior>
UK’s Uniclass is more BIM friendly (according to them), but has many unfinished parts to it. The US’s Omniclass is not as well structured for BIM, nor complete. Revit had to add non-Omniclass numbers when they introduced the ability to assign a value to Revit elements. And just to confuse everyone Omniclass includes tables called Uniformat (which is what the Assembly parameter in Revit is assigned to).
So what are you waiting for, start your BMP today.
I don’t claim to be the font of all BIM knowledge. I’d be keen to hear from anyone who knows of other important Best Modelling Practices I may have missed.
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