We're doing some Facilities work for a hospital. Creating their entire campus in Revit (generic walls for now) and then placing Rooms in each building. We've got 8 buildings, each as separate models. Each building may have up to 12 floors and well over a thousand rooms.
We import the Room data from Excel to create unplaced Rooms.
Here's the rub. when we're placing these Rooms, it takes about 8-12 seconds to drop down the list, select the room, drag the Room into place, and actually place the Room. 12 seconds times 1800 rooms means I'm staring at the hourglass for about three days.
I'm wondering if there is any way I can tell Revit to not worry about looking for the boundary of the room while I place each room. I'll take care of that after they are all placed. Most of my time seems to be either waiting for the "X" to appear or watching the View Regenerate.
Does anyone know of any tricks to make this go faster?
Any other ideas? Seems like this could go really fast if I didn't have to worry about Room Boundaries until I'm done with everything.
- Turn off area calculations?
- Turn off all Wall worksets?
- Any secret Debug.INI settings to tell Revit: Don't bound Rooms (yet)