We have the following model: An architectural file where all the walls are compound walls. The location line of the walls were set to core face exterior when they were drawn over the gridline.
Now we need to split up this model to an architectural file and a structural file because some other company is going to do the Structural walls. But we needed to have the split up model back in one file (in the beginning, later we don’t). Their are multiple ways of doing this and I will not cover them all. This time we are just going to compare 3 variants and the effects they have.
The first one I will just save the architectural file with a different name. Both parties will now have a file to alter to their wishes.
- The structural file will most likely strip the non structural layers of the walls and rename the wall type. Perhaps he will replace the doors and windows with an opening family but that’s a tedious task.
- The architectural file will most like move the location line to finish face exterior and strip the structural layer.
- Next they can both link in each others model
- Create a 3D view in the structural file
- turn everything of except walls
- Export the current view only to IFC
- Import the file into a new Revit 2014 project
- Save as the new structural file
- Link this file into the architectural file
- Bind the link