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  • 1.  ARCHVISION

    Posted 10-17-2018 11:39
    Have any of you guys tried out the detail library by ARCHVISION?

    Family and Detail Warehouse (F+DW) - ARCHVISION
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    Family and Detail Warehouse (F+DW) - ARCHVISION
    When we launched Detail Warehouse in late 2015 our goal was to provide an extensive collection of native-built Revit details perfect for starting or bolstering your own internal library. The library boasts over 27,500 door, foundation, roof and window details across 50 sub-categories.
    View this on ARCHVISION >


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    David Robertson AIA
    Marietta, GA
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  • 2.  RE: ARCHVISION

    Posted 10-18-2018 17:53
    I subscribed to it once but hardly ever used it.  Stock details never seem to fit the unique conditions I encounter in my projects.  I did not renew.

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    Robert Larsen AIA
    Principal
    Robert R. Larsen, A.I.A.
    Denver CO
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  • 3.  RE: ARCHVISION

    Posted 10-19-2018 17:41
    I would be interested to hear from active users, too. I've seen this a few times over the past two years and been extremely intrigued. At $550/year, it would only have to save about 2-6 hours of time. I easily spend multiples of that on building new families and drawing what should often be details from a library, so I think it could be extremely helpful.

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    Damon Sidel AIA
    Mix Design and Development LLC
    Somerville MA
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  • 4.  RE: ARCHVISION

    Posted 10-22-2018 20:19
    Not sure I'm catching the thread. If it's about library details, there is a big cost saving advantage. There is also a trap. You may be quite familiar with the array before you. I'm talking to possibly younger, less experienced, less committed architects. Look carefully so that you understand the details. They may look applicable, but if you aren't familiar with the total assembly and context, you may find yourself in a situation, such as an RFI, where you'll need to defend your drawings. and "clarify" the details. Now E&O may become important. Are you willing to back up what you have published? No? So a bidder or a awarded contractor may "redo" the detail/context for you. You can count on cost increases and a skeptical reception from the owner/client. Nothing wrong with lots of extraneous details. You went through school, internship, employment, and now you have a reasonable shot at discerning what is sensible and correct in putting together a rational set of condocs. Don't squander your educational advantage for a quick answer. And best of luck in your career.

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    Bryant Silliman AIA
    Architect
    BCSA
    Tahoma CA
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  • 5.  RE: ARCHVISION

    Posted 10-23-2018 10:31
    Agreed. I'm thinking it could be a good place to start developing your own library. While they may be generic details, they could be easily modified to fit your project.

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    David Robertson AIA
    Marietta, GA
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