Revit coordination within your own internal team and external team takes a ton of work and time. There are certainly ways to make sure that you’re on top of things and not spending your useful time tying to line up everything. The following precautionary measures will help avoid some of the pitfalls.
Coordinate Early: Make sure everybody is working from the same base elevation. It is advisable to make a floor plan called ”Revit Coordination Plan” that has an annotated cross hair that can be used as a reference to place models. Don’t trust Revit’s auto scaling or auto positioning for imports.
Coordinate Often: Set-up a minimum of bi-weekly revit model sharing. It is a great way to ensure everyone’s on track.
Log: Keep a log of major updates.
Model: Create a model of the work to be done and pass it around to other colleagues. This way, you can see potential conflicts and get a feel of what needs to be developed and refined.
Protect your model: Save your model as a separate file, detaching it from the central, and deleting all your details. As an added bonus, deleting out all of those details and heavy families will make your file size smaller and make it easier to send along to the team. Take real good care to make sure you’re not deleting details in your central model. Also make sure the synchronize button in the top right is greyed out before deleting.
Once & Done: Share titleblocks and font styles and let the lead team link in all the models into their own model. Simply keep their same naming conventions to hold the links.