Use the Copy/Monitor tool to monitor changes to elements across a multi-discipline project, and perform coordination reviews to identify potential issues.
When architects, structural engineers, and mechanical engineers collaborate on a building project, they must share information about the design, so that all teams are working with the same assumptions. By coordinating efforts across disciplines, the teams avoid expensive errors and rework.
To simplify design coordination and change management, the Revit products provide the following tools:
- Copy/Monitor: Monitors elements between the host project and a linked model, or within one project. When one team moves or changes a monitored element, other teams are notified so that they can adapt their designs or work with team members to resolve issues. See Copy/Monitor Overview.
- Coordination Review: Displays a list of warnings about monitored elements that have moved or changed. Use this tool after implementing Copy/Monitor. Teams can periodically review this list, specify an action (such as reject the change or modify the design), and enter comments to communicate with other teams. See Coordination Review.
- Interference Check: Identifies elements that interfere with one another within a project, or between the host project and a linked model. The interference check locates invalid intersections between elements of different types, whereas the Copy/Monitor tool monitors pairs of elements of the same type. See Interference Checking.