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Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 5:33:43 AM | what is the fastest way to turn off annotations for linked revit files?

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We would like to find the fastest way to turn off annotations for our linked structural revit file. We could go into each view, and turn off the annotations, but that will take a long time to do and we'd like to be able to do it faster.  If you know of a way, please let me know. Our specific issue is that the we have two grid lines showing up on all our views, one from our architectural revit file and the other from our linked structural file.

 


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Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 6:17:52 AM | what is the fastest way to turn off annotations for linked revit files?

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make a copy the structural file and delete the grid lines- then link that file.

Also, you can make a view template that has specific visibility graphics settings saved.


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Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 11:34:37 AM | what is the fastest way to turn off annotations for linked revit files?

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I don't believe deleting the grid lines is a good answer.  You should not be modifying anything in the linked file.  

 

View templates is a good ides.  I think view templates should be used with every view that shares common settings with other views.  Exterior elevations - floor plans - interior elevations - wall sections .... etc. 


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Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 3:05:08 AM | what is the fastest way to turn off annotations for linked revit files?

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When you receive a file from a consultant its a bad idea to link directly into your revit file. These are the steps we use in our office:

  • Open the file using the "detach" option
  • Go to manage links and remove all of the links - autocad, revit, etc.
  • Delete the grid
  • resave as a new central file and link (or overwrite the file thats already linked)

So, you have the original consultants file, and the edited version that you save which is already linked.

We tried applying template settings to our links, but it crashes our file. According to IDEATE, this is due to a large file size. If your just starting a project you may have the ability to set a template.

The rules for treating a consultants file as a protected document go out the window with revit- especially if your consultants are still using cad. You don't want to link cad files directly into a workshared revit project (it causes problems saving) So, you have to bring it in as a detail component- and you may have to split it to do this. Typically, we convert mech equip. into detail components, so we can move them around.


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Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 2:25:42 AM | what is the fastest way to turn off annotations for linked revit files?

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Another possibility is to exclude the "shared levels and grids" workset when you link the file. Click file>import>revit , then at the bottom of the file selection dialogue is a tab called worksets- click and you can de-select worksets from the file you are trying to link.

Actually, this is probably better than the way our office is currently doing it because it will also exclude the levels from the linked file. A structural file will probably have t.o.s levels as well as floor levels; these show up in every section and elevation you place.

 

 

 

 


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Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 5:41:01 PM | what is the fastest way to turn off annotations for linked revit files?

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Using Revit 2010 with the new ribbon interface I still haven't gotten quite familar with.  When linking several Revit files, how do I turn off the source annotation?  Particularly the level grids.  I set up a new workset in the source file so that shared levels and grids workset is enabled but don't see the option to exclude select worksets when linking the source file to my current file.  Is that even an option?  If not, is there a work around?  Couldn't really see any help from the VG either.  Thanks in advance!


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Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 9:22:16 PM | what is the fastest way to turn off annotations for linked revit files?

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Well - the answer is in your VG / Revit Links / Display settings - change to custom ... now you have the linked file VG - change the annotations tab to custom and turn off the levels....

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Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 9:33:28 PM | what is the fastest way to turn off annotations for linked revit files?

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Ahhh, missed that back door in the VG.  It worked.  Thanks for directing me, WW!

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Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 8:33:30 PM | what is the fastest way to turn off annotations for linked revit files?

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Another fastest solution is to NOT reference a particular view of the linked file  (i.e.- don't select a view to see from the linked file, allow everything to be controlled as much as possible by your model settings).  This still will show grids, and thus those need to be turned off, but this will prevent annotations from showing up as those are view specific and ONLY show up if you link in a particular view.

WWHubs solution is still fastest!  Mine is just another way.


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