Automatically generate one-line diagram in Revit based on distribution system.
Automation is a must! It's all about efficiency to allow more time to focus on aesthetics and functionality, the things that really matter to clients.
I would not see this as a reverse workflow. Many times I will place panels in the model prior to drafting a one-line.
Karlie Lindley commented
DME Revit is designed to create your riser first and then it inserts panels from there out in space to move to your electrical room. This is time consuming as you have to select your panel type/size etc for each individual panel before placing on the riser and then you have to drag that equipment from space to your electrical room. Whereas knowing what equipment you will need, you place it in your elec room (we always have a general idea of what elec space we will have, or our first step is to place equipment to give the arch an idea of the space we will need.)
2. If you do happen to layout out your electrical room first with equipment rather than creating the one line first, you have to use the insert link command or a combination of copy link/change link, which allows you to pick your panel and place the image you select in the riser view, currently you have to do this one piece of equipment at a time, again cumbersome. I would suggest an “Insert All Links” that will draw a rough riser based off of current links and equipment in the model and the designer can then modify the graphics from there and redraw feeders as necessary.
Mark K commented
Really torn to see AutoCAD one-line support being dropped before automated generation is available in Revit.
I second that this our office's primary work flow:
1. Populate equipment on floor plan and connect distribution
2. Auto-generate one-line