Just doing a little research trying to resolve some internal strategy issues... Like every AE firm in the universe, we have differences of opinion and legitimate arguments on both sides of the fence. If you have time, I welcome feedback.
Do you use a legend (similar to the attached image) rather than indicating shelving quantity on the elevations? Why or why not?
If no, do you model the shelves in your families and use detail lines in elevation, use detail lines only, nest model shelves with detail lines already in place, or something else entirely?
Again, if no, do you use visibility parameters for no shelves, one shelf or two shelves? Or do you create separate families? (We know how to do this with arrays but have abandoned that as too resource-intensive for large projects.)
If yes, assuming you created your families without the shelf lines, do you find your project teams drawing them anyway?
Again, if yes, have you had issues with shop drawing review and coordination?
Do you tag casework in plan or elevation, again more applicable to lab projects (or perhaps apartment/condo projects)?
Do you include a casework schedule in your projects or use only elevations? Do you include shelving quantity in the schedule per element or is it a global note?
Whether graphic or in a legend, do you include shelf quantity in casework schedules? (This is more applicable to firms doing research labs or science classrooms where casework is a spec item from a manufacturer rather than custom built.)
Thanks in advance.