1. START WITH A SMALL PROJECT
A huge project can be overwhelming when you are getting started with BIM. If you get thrown on a 12 person team, 60M$ fast-track building as your first Revit project, you will probably get quite mad. A smaller project is key to get all the basics.
2. DON’T OVERMODEL
New users with lots of enthusiasm tend to model everything. Including things that are the size of a mosquito. A major misconception people have of Revit is that everything needs to be modeled. Smaller objects don’t always need to be modeled, 2D items might be enough.
3. DON’T UNDERMODEL
While newcomers sometimes model too much, some users just don’t model enough. Skipping modeling and using 2D techniques can be a short-term time-saver, but in the long run it can create confusion and coordination problems between views.
4. PREPARE A BIM PLAN FOR EACH PROJECT
Before starting a project, ask yourself these questions: How big will this project be ? What do I need to model ?…