Monday, February 7, 2011

Space Coordination Views

I have been setting up “Space Coordination” views in some of my models recently. These have been helpful when coordinating the spaces as the rooms move around. I also created a space schedule which lists some space properties such as level, space number, space name, area and limit offset. See images below.

Go to Visibility Graphics and check all boxes. I also turn off all MEP model elements such as duct, pipes, lights, etc.

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The space boundaries are then filled so they are easier to see.

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When the architects move rooms around in their model sometimes the space doesn’t automatically move with it. Use the space coordination to see if a space is outside the boundary.

Here the space has moved outside the room boundary.

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Here I manually moved it back into the room

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I created a space schedule to see the information in the spaces.

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*I have been trying to figure out a workflow for setting the “Limit Offset” to match the ceiling height in an easy way. Ideally I would like to be able to schedule the ceiling height from the arch link and create a conditional format to compare the limit offset and ceiling height. I have not been able to make this work since ceilings are not able to tell which room they are in. It is probably easiest to just go thru all the rooms with a section and check the ceiling height manually.

 

These are the fields I added to the space schedule.

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This is how I set up sorting/grouping

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