Revit worksets can be the most helpful way to control what is shown within a view of a workshared project. The negative side of using worksets is when they are not used properly. The misuse of worksets is the number one reason why a user cannot see some portion of the model within a view.
A workset in Revit is a collection of elements. First you set up the workset names, and then, before placing an element into your project, you need to make sure to switch to the correct workset. For example, you are able to put all hangers on a workset, and then you have control of when you are able to see the hangers and in which view.
The essential step of manually switching to the correct workset before you place the element into Revit is sometimes hard to remember. Although they can streamline workflows, the misuse of worksets can cause companies to shy away from using them.
When an end user realizes they placed elements on the wrong workset, they need to figure out which element needs to be manually switched to the correct workset. If they forget to switch elements to the correct workset, and if that workset is turned off, the element will not be shown in the view. If an element is not shown on a view, it could be completely missed in a build or someone else may place another element on top of the existing one, causing duplicates in a schedule.
The misuse of worksets causes headaches, which is why some end users will use filters instead to control what is visible inside a view. Everyone has their workarounds to make sure elements are correctly placed and visible in a view, but for peace of mind, the ultimate solution is to utilize a feature in eVolve Electrical called Workset Manager.
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The eVolve Electrical Workset Manager allows you to fully automate worksets in your project. Instead of having to remember to switch to the correct workset before placing an element, that element can be placed on any workset, and Workset Manager will automatically place the element onto the correct workset.
The user simply sets up rules and decides which elements belong on which worksets. The rules are project-based and can be exported to any future project as well. Once the rules are set up, a BIM manager can trust that elements will be placed properly even by a beginner detailer. All elements will reliably be on the correct workset, and everything will be visible in the correct view. Even if you try to change an element to be placed on a wrong workset in the properties, Workset Manager will automatically switch it back to the correct one. There is an option to manually switch elements if you do not want them to be automatically switched to the correct workset.
Workset Manager allows projects to be cleaner and saves detailers time trying to figure out why they cannot see an element.
Although managing worksets can be frustrating, with eVolve Electrical, it becomes easy and painless. Companies will see a huge impact on project organization when using worksets, and Workset Manager will help them utilize worksets to their full potential. Workset Manager in eVolve Electrical allows users to enjoy worksets and experience the benefits of a clean project.