Chapter 8. Groups

Each project has design elements that are repeated or reused: a hotel has guest rooms, medical facilities have exam rooms, and so on. It isn't practical to model each and every one of these as unique elements. Not only is it inefficient to do so, but it increases the likelihood for errors and omissions. Groups provide yet another way to manage repetition within your building models.

This chapter will cover the following:

  • Group organization

  • Creating and editing a group

  • Placing a group

  • Special changes to a group

  • Saving, loading, and reloading groups

  • Practical considerations

Group Organization

Groups provide you with a way to combine component and system families into a coherent repeatable named entity. Easily identifiable examples are a ...

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