Many projects are carried out by several different designers, but some part of information is still required for all of them. In this case Autodesk® Revit® users can use the projects directly or use linked Revit files. Sometimes we, designers, work with different software products, so collaboration between them should be done using IFC file format. In many cases, designers use linked files to get the project “lighter”. We usually get a bunch of questions concerning this. The main question is “Do your tools work with linked files?” And my answer is in the affirmative.
After the duct, pipe or other MEP element was placed in the project, all the elements should be hanged with structural connections. You can simply distribute hanging elements on ducts, pipes, cable trays, conduits or other line based elements using Smart Hangers. After the distribution of hangers on line based elements, all the hangers should be connected to some structural or architectural elements, such as Roofs, Floors, and Structural Framings or Reference planes.