Monthly Archives: August 2012

Streamlined Elevators

Each project has to qualify their elevator spec, which typically means a customized family per project.  I’ve created a prototype lightweight (2.5D) family that can be adjusted per specified unit, with dims ‘locked down’ to prevent modifying away from the … Continue reading

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Reviewing Model Groups

The majority of current projects I’m consulting to are multi-family housing, or patient care.  Both utilize model groups extensively to efficiently duplicate and update the repetitive room/unit layouts across multiple levels.  While good for repetition and update management, groups can … Continue reading

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Resolving “Not Placed” Rooms

Today’s tip is on eliminating the pesky “not placed” rooms that crop up in schedules: How it happens: Rooms get created to label spaces in early design iterations, then are deleted as the design evolves. While the element is now … Continue reading

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