Nice ‘checklist’ style post over at RevitKing. Most things just come back to sensible modelling:
Revit.King’s BIM coordinator/ Revit Blog: Optimal performance for Revit!!!
One of the tips:
Create a family component instead of in-place families when possible, especially for repetitive components. Each in-place family has separate type attributes that Revit has to reference.
To implement this on an existing model, you could convert some of the in-place families to Component families using this method.
Do you have some awesome in-place families that you would like to convert to normal Component families, so that you can load them into other projects?
- Open the Project containing the In-Place family
- Edit the In-Place family
- Select all of the elements in the family
- Group all of these elements using the Create Group tool. Give the Group a name.
- Select the Group
- Do not Finish Editing the In-Place family yet!
- Go to the ‘R’ button (Application Menu) – Save As – Library – Group
- You will notice that the filetype is RFA!
- Save the Group somewhere.
- You Component Family IS the file that you just saved.
I’m sure there are limitation to this method, but I think it is very cool.
Here is a quick video:
Credit for this tip – KarelCAD support document