Are You Delivering All the Value You Can at Handover? Part II

April 29, 2016
By Katie Murff Revit 2016, Intro to BIM 360 Ops, Asset Management

Revit_to_BIM_360_Ops-E.pngPart II: Asset Handover from Autodesk Revit 2016

Last week we wrote about how to prepare your BIM 360 Field equipment data for handover with BIM 360 Ops. Today, we will discuss Revit 2016.

But first, why should you consider BIM 360 Ops for handing over your BIM asset data?

First, it helps the building owner realize the value of all of your efforts to keep the model up-to-date during design and construction. Second, it makes it possible for the owner to begin operating and maintaining the building from Day One. Third, it is free for you, as a General Contractor.

To help you to create more value for building owners at handover, here’s how we recommend you prepare your Revit 2016 asset data.

Preparing your Revit 2016 asset data for handover is a must!

You will find the BIM 360 Ops Add-in for Revit 2016 at the bottom of the Settings page, accessed from the All Buildings page. Only standalone Revit files are supported.

The BIM 360 Ops Asset ID will be created by BIM 360 Ops. The Description will be the Revit Element Type and Element Name, formatted as Element Type: Element Name.

The Element Type Category will become the assets’ Category used for grouping as well as for assigning assets to trades and vendors.

Any parameter with “barcode” in the name will be mapped to the BIM 360 Ops Barcode.

We recommend that the element be a family instance. The location will be the room number. If the element is not a family instance, it will be the Level or Floor. If the Revit project has a location base point assigned, the element geometry location is mapped to the BIM 360 Ops asset geolocation.

Element Type images are included in the BIM 360 Ops Photo gallery.

Parameters with URL string values will be imported into the BIM 360 Ops document gallery.

Manufacturer and Model will first be populated using the Element Type Manufacturer and Model. If those properties are blank, then parameters with names containing “manufacturer” and “model” will be used.

Parameters with names containing “serial number”, “install date’, and “expire date” will be used to populate the corresponding BIM 360 Ops fields.

Parameters in a Revit MEP group will be imported as custom fields in the More Details section. The Revit MEP groups are: Electrical, Electrical – Circuiting, Electrical – Lighting, Electrical – Load, Mechanical, Mechanical – Flow, Mechanical – Loads, and Plumbing. Only shared parameters of type MEP are exported.

As a best practice, we recommend exporting one asset initially to validate your results.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!