Has anyone tried using Revit to make small sets of steel shop drawings? I have recently trialed Advance Steel, and found the conversion process from Revit to be cumbersome and inaccurate, especially with a tightly modeled and detailed small scale structure in Revit (including custom components and families), something required for coordination with other trades as we are design engineers making a high LOD model. It seems like this process would be best suited to taking the bones of a large model and detailing it in Advance Steel, or for a steel fabricator to get a head start making shop drawings.
While Revit is obviously not designed for this, I have actually found Revit making shop drawings not too terrible, using schedules and assemblies, the problem is this process isn’t automated, and piece drawings have to be manually made and detailed one at a time, which takes a lot of time. The new steel tools give a lot of options for fully detailing steel structures directly in Revit.
I haven’t played around too much with Dynamo, would this be something I could use to automate this process of creating, tagging, and dimensioning assemblies and putting the views on sheets?