In talking with customers some common workflows have been independently developed to accommodate practices in the industry such as the myriad of consultants or to mitigate performance issues stemming from model size.
A common practice is to divide a building by discipline and then into logical areas based on function, site location, or construction system. Are there any design build firms or small shops out there who are modeling everything (all disciplines) in the same file? If so what are the biggest issues you encounter? What are the benefits?
For those who currently separate a project into different models using links would you continue this practice if there was:
- no penalty for file size/complexity
- sophisticated visual filtering of the model based on element meta data
- robust access control of the model using the above filtering
I'm curious to discuss the issues around this topic. _erik