When Structural Engineers use Revit to model, they usually have the analytical model in mind. The analytical model is very important to them as they will be using a program like Autodesk Robot to do the structural analysis with.
In Revit, the analytical model is quite heavy on system resources, so I would suggest inspecting the analytical model by floor. The steps below explain how to do this.
Create an analytical model 3D view family so these may be listed independently in the browser.
Use Visibility graphics overrides to toggle categories as required.
If no model categories need to be shown, toggle all of them off using the override checkbox.
My view contains a Project Parameter that is applied to all views.
As per the UK protocol, the example below shows how the views are first sorted under a project parameter that is applicable to views.
Also note that I remove views from the browser as they have been placed on sheets by filtering (many BIM managers choose not to do this)
Create a view template for the analytical model 3D view families.
Duplicate a 3D View (if the model is seriously heavy on resources, use worksets to isolate a floor first)Select the elements that would define the extents of the floor (once again, if the geometry is complex, worksets may be used to isolate the story’s geometry). Type in “BX” to create the section box.
Rename the View, change the View Type, apply the correct View Template, and hide the section box in the view to get the following result.
This now results in a lightweight view for you to check the analytical model in a view with.
If you need help using Revit in your company for structural design, please contact Micrographics so we may be of assistance.