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  Wednesday June 30 2021
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I introduce myself Thibaud Thomanne, formerly carpenter / roofer in professional reconversion following a bad fall, I am currently Draftsman for architects in Belgium.

I have recently been working with Revit with simple house or renovation projects but here I am currently working on a file with a large building plot with 8 houses and a warehouse.

I knew how to remodel the entire existing land for the houses.

I have each time created a file for each house (the houses are symmetrical and therefore 1 & 2 = 1 file; 3 & 4 = 1 file; 5 & 6 = 1 file; 7 & 8 = 1 file; Warehouse = 1 file)

In its files, I each time copy / paste the existing land and the future land. But the more I advance in my projects, I have to change my terrain on each project every time ...

Do I have to create a unique "Terrain" file that I link to each project? so if i change it it changes everywhere?

I created a file where I link the Revit files each time so I can have a global view of my land with all the buildings.

I would like that in this central file, I have all my views referenced, so during a PDF or other production, I can print everything from a single file or do I have to each open all the projects separately and print separately?

So basically, how do you go about a large project with multiple buildings?

In any case, I have already had a lot of tips reading you and it has helped me a lot and I thank you!

there are about 3 months

Indeed it is better to have a single project with your site / topography / landscaping (if you model them). This file can also be used as a basis for georeferencing.

Then, you have to create a file per building + position each building in relation to your site file.

You can link all files together and view them by opening a single file. To see how you want to organize your work. The master plan can be in the SITE / CONTEXT file (your site / topography + 8 buildings as links)
there are about 3 months

I will give the same advice as Evelina Piu: Create one file for the site / topo then one file per building. Link these buildings in the global file (let's avoid the term "central file" because this term has a very precise meaning in the Revit language).

You can carry out all your plans from this global file, but attention : this forces you to create a lot of levels in this project, since the buildings have different levels and / or altimetry from each other. Personally, I advise against it when the altimetry of buildings and levels are different. But it is useful when all are the same from one building to another.

More precisely, here is what my files contain at least, when I work on a multi-building site:

1) A template for the site, which includes:
- A single starting level which corresponds to the altimetry Z = 0 of the site
- Topographic surfaces
- Networks and roads excluding building plots
- Buildings, inserted as links
- The general georeferencing of the site (topo point)
- The different sites linked to each building (Project origin linked to each building)
- Definition zones adapted to each building to prepare the drawings
- The general plans and any other plan concerning the site in general

2) A model for each building, which includes:
- Building levels
- The building model and annotation elements
- The site, inserted as a link (which only displays topo and site elements and not other buildings)
- The networks of the plot
- Ownership limits
- Plans specific to each building (and too bad if I have to open 36 models to print everything)
there are about 3 months
Hello Evelina Piu and François Bastier,

Thank you both for your answers :-)

François, so I got off with a file:

1- land
2- global
3- House 1-2 (they are joined, it is only a mirror)
4- House 3-4
5- House 5-6
6- House 7-8
8- Warehouse

I still have to learn to manage but positioning.

"- The different sites linked to each building (Project origin linked to each building)"

What do you mean by :
"- The definition zones adapted to each building to prepare the drawings"

Are these the framing of my views?

Here I have another problem, during my view framing for front elevation of house 7-8 which is 6m next to my building 5-6 and also 1m50 lower, I want to see the primer of building 5 -6 (which is linked to file 7-8) but suddenly in my view I see the levels of 5-6 displayed or I have hidden them in the view of 5-6 ...

I show you :
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Problem of display of displays of neighboring levels solved, we forget the basics !!!! my 3D hold of my levels :-)
there are about 3 months

So I have another question.

I did create my template with my materials, line thickness, labels, template views, etc etc ... But it happens that I change certain things during my project. So how can I make it change in my other linked projects?
I know that I can "Transfer project standards" to another but what would mean that I have to do it every time I change a few things?

thank you,

Have a good day,

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