HelpNew to spineManager WorkflowManager: Would you like to set up your project in the spine Portal?

Manager: Would you like to set up your project in the spine Portal?

Are you manager and would you like to set up your project in the spine portal? Then follow this workflow!

1. Set up your spine project

Begin your journey and your digital project by setting up the project - project participants and properties to be used.

Project participants
Control which participants should work in the spine portal and with the spine plugin for Revit. Assigning roles and rights, making it easier for the individual to work with the functions needed to complete their tasks.

Properties
Add the I in BIM to your 3D models and you project. 3D models are great for visualization, volume and quantities. But if you really want to take advantage of your models, you need to add information that tells you something about the building elements.

Give your building elements - types and instances - information. Use both required, designed and as-built properties, use property value lists to get consistent values, control which disciplines that can add and view information and push information out to relevant models and participants.

By controlling these properties - and their structure - in a portal that synchronizes with all project models, you ensure consistent and comparable data structure and information.

An example: By using requirement, designed and as-built properties for fire rating, compressive strength or u-values, you can check whether both designed and as-built values meet the requirement. By pushing requirement properties into specific models, you ensure they are seen. And by using property value lists with predefined values, you ensure that values are made identically and are comparable. For example, it is avoided that the fire rating is EI30-C for one door, EI 30-C for another door and EI 30 C for a third door.

2. Create types and instances in the spine portal

Already know your project types? Create them to be used by project participants in Revit.

Are there building elements that do not need to be modeled? Create them in the spine portal and include your non-modeled elements in the overall data summary.

Sometimes a particular structure is desired from a building owner. Other times a project structure must match an existing operating and maintenance system or construction complex.
You can manage the project participants' rights to create main types and subtypes. This way you can set up main types and allow participants to create subtypes.
Add the relevant properties and possibly requirements values to your objects, so they are ready when the project participants start working with the models.

3. See project content in the spine portal

Take advantage of your building data.
Review and get an overview of building data, set up criterias for the data you want to look at and share it with project colleagues.
For example, you can set up checklists for property values or classification.

4. Start enriching your Revit models with classes and types

Give your Revit models - objects, rooms and systems - classes that describe the individual component, the room, the technical or functional system.
Assign types to the objects and identify types to rooms, types of objects and types of systems. Make these types easily recognizable with a type name, and easily communicable with an ID.

5. Add identification in Revit

Identify your objects to be quickly found by both you and your project colleagues. In addition to give your building elements type IDs, you can give individual objects Single Level IDs, as well as locate objects in relation to rooms or other objects with location IDs.

6. Add and synchronize properties in Revit

Get more out of your Revit work by adding properties and values, and synchronize them with the spine project and the other project participants.

When information is directly linked to the 3D objects through an ID, it is easier to communicate the information around the project organization together with the model.
A fire rating, an u-value, a compressive strenght, a maintenance interval or an enterprise number, are easier to locate when linked to object IDs, rather than a text or PDF document.

Information can be assiciated with types of building elements - the Type ID, and instances of objects - the Single Level ID.

7. Consistency Check your Revit model

Check the consistency between your Revit model and your spine project.

Check for objects missing classes, type IDs and Single Level IDs. As well as check whether there are objects deleted in either the model or the spine project, and decide if they should be restored or deleted in both places. In addition, you can synchronize property values for all objects in the model at once.

8. Manage Revit Family Types

Get an overview of your Revit Family Types and map them with CCS types or create CCS types based on your Revit Family Types.

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