As companies develop their drafting view details inside Revit, the organization of the the details becomes more important. There are many different ways of organizing details inside Revit, but I like this process outlined in this blog article.
It is easy to locate the desired detail within the Revit project file where it is placed.
2. It is easy to locate the desired detail within a detail resource file which contains all of the company’s details.
The key to this process is to organize the details based upon CSI division and to name the details with the division prefix.
If you are using Revit for electrical design, sometimes you need a piece of electrical equipment to have more than one feed but carry the same load. A common situation for this is an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) where it is fed through both the primary electrical system and an emergency backup system powered by a generator. Downstream panels served by the ATS will receive power from both the primary electrical system and the emergency power system.
This is possible through having 2 electrical connectors on the electrical equipment family. Each connector can then be connected to the appropriate electrical system and show the same load.
Revit has objects divided into various preset Categories which makes it easy to manage. However, it also creates issues when you use the Mechanical Equipment category since it includes so many different types of equipment. These different types of equipment are typically scheduled separately, so some process needs to be used to separate Mechanical Equipment families into different schedules.