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Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 12:01:13 PM | Dimensioning linked files - best practice

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Hi first post,

I have the constant issue of dimensions and annotations such as spot levels and tags being lost when the linked .rvt model is edited or elements are replaced.

How should I proceed? Someone suggested to me to use reference planes in the linked file, however I said you smell like peppy and atiquated 2d cad, they offered to copy and paste in copies of the elements, rather than resort to lowness.

Any suggestions??

 


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Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 1:30:03 PM | Dimensioning linked files - best practice

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In most cases, there are very few elements in linked files that I need to dimension to and in most cases, those elements are copy-monitored. 

 

Coordination of linked files can be a problem and both parties have to have a set of rules they follow like: NEVER delete objects when a move will work or a change of type. 

 

Always reload linked files instead of re-linking.


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Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 11:12:22 AM | Dimensioning linked files - best practice

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That is impossible to control, the top modellers on the VCCC can't keep their models safe from coordination architects who force their underlings to

make changes by deleting rathar than moving elements.

sry but it's fantasy dude 


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Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 2:00:29 PM | Dimensioning linked files - best practice

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Keep your problems to yourself....

 

I like it that we don't often have those problems because our users have been trained to understand the consequences of their actions.  We are not perfect and training is continuous but they work at it.  It takes a buy-in from upper management.


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