Strategies for Managing Templates

During the implementation of Revit, you can take one of two approaches when managing project templates: additive or subtractive. An additive approach, as shown in Figure 4.44, assumes that more than one project template will be developed to manage standards and content for a single project. Typically, a “base” template is used to start a project with a minimum amount of settings, whereas content and settings from “supplemental” templates are appended based on region, project type, or project style. In this scenario, each template file is lighter, but managing the templates becomes more difficult because changes in common settings or families must be applied to all templates.

FIGURE 4.44 Additive template approach ...

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