- Regularly check and resolve Warnings. (Continue this process throughout entire project.)
* Manage Tab - Inquiry - Warnings
- Ensure all paths are pathed directly to project file, not "mapped" drives.
- All linked Revit files should also be pathed directly and then labeled "Absolute", (not relative).
* Manage Worksets - Revit Tab - Path Type (To the right side of Saved Path Column)
- Minimize the number of linked or imported dwg files.
* It's best to "clean-up" dwg's before importing.
* Turn off dwg files in perpendicular views, as it will only show as collinear lines in elevation, causing performance degradation.
* Delete dwg's if unused or un-needed.
- "Clean-up" all linked files before linking them. (See Linking Files/ Models handout)
* Remove any un-used sheets, views, links, etc.
* Purge & Audit
- Create a family component instead of in-place families when possible, especially for repetitive components. Each in-place family has separate type attributes that Revit has to reference.
- Families require fewer resources than groups. Groups are powerful, but updating large quantities of group instances consumes significant computing resources.
- Where possible, avoid widespread use of voids in family geometry.
- Remove un-needed raster images and renderings.
- Avoid unnecessary Groups - delete from project browser.
- Wireframe and Shading can be 3 times faster than Hidden Line or Shading w/ Edges.
- Avoid hiding large quantities of individual elements in views.
- Delete unused views if at all possible.
* Adding too many views can increase overall file size even if you haven't added any geometry in them.