Last modified by Linus Karlsson on 2022/07/12 13:12

How IMPACT works with Revit

Common – Local – Project
Following the usual IMPACT workflow, every company should work on creating a company standard on three levels.

Common – the initial company standard used at the highest level. Basically, components, definitions, and settings which are common for the whole company. 

Local – if a company has different divisions or departments, they can be differentiated by using the local levels. Basically, components, definitions, and settings which are common for the specific division. 

Project – contains project-specific components, definitions, and settings which might not be used before or in the future.

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Figure 1. Schematic representation of the IMPACT Company Standard.

The IMPACT company standard for Revit mainly contains two file types. 
XML files (e.g. rebar templates) – a mark-up language that contains encoded information describing data used by applications
Revit families (column, beam, Cast-in Material…) – a solid form controlled by constraints (rules) and forming different components by changing its parameters. 

The families are organized in a specific hierarchy. This hierarchy is used to organize the Revit model. 

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Figure 2. Family hierarchy 

The whole model in Revit is based on different elements. There are three main categories of elements:

  • Modeling elements available in all parts of the project (wall, ceiling, floors)
  • View-specific elements that are only visible I n this view where they are created (text, lines)
  • Support elements (datum elements) are general support elements to help create model environment (Level, reference planes)

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Figure 3. Revit elements

Next: Configuration of views