I know this is an age-old discussion, but with some of the recent improvements to links in Revit 2008 and 2009, I am wondering if opinions/experiences have changed.
When doing a multi unit building in Revit 2009 (in this case a 500+ room hotel), is it better to use Groups or Links for the units.
We started off using Groups, and it is working well other then file size. With the groups the project is REALLY slow to edit, and the Central file is over 180 MB. This file size is now becoming troublesome, it is easy to breach the 3Gb memory limit by editing these groups, even with few worksets loaded.
I did an experiment with using links for the unit plans instead of groups, and the files are MUCH smaller, and much faster to edit. With the new features of Revit in the area of links, it seems like I could pull off all of the documentation using links.
Have others tried using Links instead of Groups in Revit 2009? Was it successful? Or are groups still the way to go?