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Revit to Navisworks – Constructability Parts

Part elements in Revit support the construction modelling process by letting you divide certain elements from the design intent model into discrete parts.

The idea of dividing components into parts is for scheduling, tagging, pour sequencing, delivery planning (logistics) and installation sequencing.

For example, dividing up a floor slab for the different concrete pours, or walls which will be pre-fabricated etc. This information can then be taken through to Autodesk Navisworks to show the construction sequencing.

Parts can be generated from elements with layered structures, such as:

  • Walls (excluding stacked walls and curtain walls)
  • Foundation Walls
  • Floors (excluding shape-edited floors of more than one layer)
  • Roofs
  • Ceilings
  • Structural slab foundations
  • Slab Edges
  • Fascias
  • Gutters

Parts can also be generated from the following categories of loaded or in-place families:

  • Structural Framing
  • Columns
  • Structural Columns

The elements you create parts from can be in the current project or in a linked model.

Parts are automatically updated and regenerated when the original element from which they are derived is modified. Such edits might include adding/removing layers, or changing wall type, layer thickness, wall orientation, geometry, materials, or openings.

Concrete parts possess rebar cover and can host rebar, rebar sets, area reinforcement, path reinforcement, and fabric reinforcement.

Deleting the original element from which parts have been derived will delete all those parts as well as any parts derived from them. However, deleting a part or parts will reveal the original element.

Learn how to enable parts in Autodesk Revit and then import them to Navisworks in my latest whitepaper. To download, please fill in the form below: 

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