What is your process for coordinating architectural RCP vs. mechanical & electrical linked models?
The first problem I am running into is where diffusers and lights do not cut the ceiling since it is in a linked file. Secondly there are issues regarding some of the MEP families that come in poorly modeled or with flow arrows that won't turn off, or even as symbolic lines only. It has gotten so bad on some of our projects that we have actually added our own set of lighting and mechanical fixtures and hid the linked model entirely. Not very BIM.
I recently talked to another BIM manager who said their firm has completely transferred the ceiling to the MEP model to alleviate some of these issues. I am very curious to hear what methods you use.
Thanks in advance,