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Determining the Number and Types of views Needed Revit mep

From a production standpoint, the purpose of a project template is to eliminate or reduce the need for repetitive tasks, such as setting the scale of a view or turning off the visibility of certain model objects each time a new view is created. The ability to create a view and begin working without spending time setting it up can help reduce the time it takes to complete a project. It is
also helpful in reducing drafting errors and maintaining a consistent look among construction documents.
We know that certain elements should be displayed in certain types of views, and that some elements should display differently depending on the type of view. For example, you may want to show plumbing fixtures as halftone in a mechanical heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) plan but display them normally in a plumbing plan.
The way that objects are displayed by default is set up in the object styles of a project. We′ll discuss object styles later in this chapter. The way that a view displays the model and specific objects within the model is controlled by the properties of the view.
When you select a view in the Project Browser, its properties are displayed in the Properties palette; if you are not using the Properties palette, you can right-click a view and select Properties. Another common method for accessing the properties of a view is to right-click in the drawing area and select Properties.
Figure 2.2
Sample view organization structureBrowser-Views family type Discipline
Sub-Discipline Family and Type of view
View Name
deterMInInGthe nuMber and types of vIews needed | 29 access to View properties  One useful feature of the Project Browser is that it allows you to access the properties of your views (and any other element in the project) without having to open them in the drawing area. Parameters
can be changed on many views without taking the time to open each view.
Some properties of a view are a result of the type of view that has been created. View types include floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, sections, elevations, and 3D views. These are all views used for displaying the model. There are also drafting and detail views that are used for displaying 2D details or diagrams. Some detail views are a combination of model display and
detail components.
When building a project template, you should consider what types of views will be necessary. As with any component of a template, there is no need to create every type of view imaginable just because it might be used. Choose to create only those views that you know will be used on nearly every project. Otherwise, you might end up creating more work for each project by
having to clean out all the unused items. The types of views you create will also depend on your workflow for a Revit project. If all the design disciplines share a common Revit model, you will want to have the views that each discipline requires. Obviously, if you create a separate project
file for each discipline, there is no need for all the discipline views in each template.

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