Custom Revit Template to Improve Project Outcomes
GuernseyTingle is a full-service architecture, interior, and planning firm located in Williamsburg, VA. GuernseyTingle has been using Autodesk Revit for several years, primarily with internal support for Revit standards and content. As business increased for the firm, it created limitations on the amount of time dedicated to keeping their Revit standards up to date. The growth of the company also had other ramifications by limiting available bandwidth to do other model and software management tasks, such as resolving “random” issues in Revit projects and deploying software updates firm-wide.
GuernseyTingle wanted a Revit refresh to help them achieve three main outcomes. First, they wanted to be ready for the next Revit rollout and have a smooth transition to the updated version. Second, they were looking for consistency with the Revit library to help support their typical project types. Lastly, they wanted to have the ability to respond to issues more quickly and resolve them in a timely manner.
The CADD consultant began reviewing sample files and their current template to determine next steps. After discovering the number of items that needed updating in their current template, the consultant decided to start with a new template, using CADD’s architectural advanced template and customizing it to everything GuernseyTingle needed.
After completing a needs analysis, the consultant worked with the GuernseyTingle team to determine everything they wanted in their new template and began building out the new template. At the mid-point check-in, the consultant reviewed the progress with the stakeholders to ensure alignment and incorporate any additional feedback, and then completed the new template. To roll out the new template to the firm, the consultant recommended they create a sample project to ensure the template provided the customer with all the items they needed.
A Revit project template is the basis for any quality Revit deliverable. By creating a unique Revit project template that is custom-built for GuernseyTingle, the firm will be set up for success with their future projects. They will have consistent content within their Revit library across all projects, which will allow them to resolve any issues within a Revit project faster. In addition to this, with the release of future versions, they will be able to update the template to the current version quickly and seamlessly.
After completing the Revit project template refresh, the CADD team recommended GuernseyTingle deliver internal training to encourage adoption of the template. GuernseyTingle and CADD continue to work together to ensure the success of their Revit work and projects.
- Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection
- Assessment of Needs
- Strategy & Planning
- Workflow Optimization