BIM is Building information modeling,but what's information in the model? Thanks
The information in the model is what I call the DNA of the model. It is Datum information which provides the framework for the model components. It is Annotation information which transforms a simple model into a set of Construction Documents. It is Analytical Information which communicates with 2nd party analytical software. It is phasing, scheduling, coordination and revision information stored in the model file.
I'm already at 390mb and I need to know how to reduce my file size, any suggestions?
I once came across a project file that was 330 Mb (2-Story 15,000 s.f. Public Library Renovation with a 12,000 s.f. addition). As I investigated it, there was a simple profile family being used in a fascia that had a .tif file linked in. Removing the .tif file and re-loading the family brought the project down to 47 Mb! I concur with all previous suggestions. CAD links and in-place families are typical culprits of excessive file size.
Hi, could anyone tell me the best render software (and that is not to expensive), as I would really like to do some professional renders for my current projects in Revit 2013.
I'm a little bit worried about my current file size, I'm at 350mb and not even finished yet! What is an acceptable file size to have?
There are many variables to consider with respect to file size - complexity of the design, size of the building, number of levels, source of the content loaded, end-user methodologies, and certainly L.O.D. To answer your question, any file size is acceptable as long as it still performs well. In my 7 years with Revit, I've never had a project hit 350 Mb (at least not after I cleaned out all the unnecessary junk people put in it). You may want to check out Autodesk's Model Performance Technical Notes and possibly AU session AB100-1P (Managing Large Projects in Revit Architecture).