While many of us are struggling with a serious multiplication of models, Chris Price & Matthew Siebert have put together an interesting little case study on placing all design consultants in one model. Not just all using Revit – all in one single Revit model… Obviously, Revit Server (possibly plus VPN) or some sort of Remote Desktop scenario is required for geographically isolated teams, but there are definitely some pros to this method.
In my opinion, it would only work for models up to a certain size (a few hundred MB with all consultants isn’t going to be a huge building), after which I think it could become very difficult. Once you start segregating a model by sector or level, you aren’t in “one model” anymore. The other problem is that specialist subcontractors may not be using Revit at all (a post for another day). But the RTC Handout and Powerpoint is definitely worth a look. You will have to login to AUGI to download.