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Mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel, Phil Read

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Optimizing Performance

It should make sense that a smaller file on a good network will run the fastest. There is no “typical” Revit file size, and a file can range anywhere from 10 MB to over 300 MB. We've found that small, dense projects with a lot of geometry and detail (like a medical office building) can be larger in file size than a warehouse project (which is mostly full of space). Since documentation is often an indication of project complexity, we've found that for each documented sheet your file will be about a 1 MB. So a completed project of 100 full-size sheets will be about 100 MB.

Much of that variation depends on the level of detail in the model itself, the presence of imported geometry (2D CAD files, SketchUp, and so on), the number ...

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