Parts first became available in Revit® Structure 2012 and has been widely improved upon since then. This hands-on lab starts with a discussion of the evolution of the Parts tool since it was introduced and explores the many potential applications and uses for this tool. From collaboration and coordination with other disciplines to increasing internal efficiency, this tool has immense potential in the design phase of a project. The lab exercise enables attendees to use the tool and try out some of the features in a simulated project. In addition to covering the positive aspects of this tool, this lab also discusses and demonstrates some prospective challenges associated with using Parts in various applications.
- Describe the evolution of the Parts tool
- Use Parts as a collaboration tool
- Use Parts in a project environment
- List the benefits and challenges of using Parts
Desiree Mackey has been in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry since the 1990's. After obtaining her bachelor's and master’s degrees from the University of California, Davis, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she perpetuated her nerdy tendencies with Revit software. She started her career in California with a construction company, she continued with a structural engineering firm, and now she is a structural engineer and Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager at Martin/Martin in Colorado. Desiree is a regular speaker at many conferences. She was a co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, is the chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM Committee, is a member of the BILT North America Committee, and is a member of the Autodesk University Advisory Council. Finally, as if that’s not enough Revit in her life, she’s married to “The Revit Geek” and acts as a partner in his BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting.