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Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 2:27:43 PM | Copy/Monitor Lights to Revit Architecture 2012

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I am new to using the Copy/Monitor function and my intent is to copy/monitor light fixtures from the MEP model so that my modeled lights automatically update when I reload the link.  (I do not want to simply rely on the MEP model link for displaying the lights since the file is cumbersome and takes too long to load).

The problem is that I do not see a category for selecting lights under Copy/Monitor Options.  I only see levels, grids, columns, walls, and floors in the tabs of the dialog box.  Is it true that I cannot copy lights using the Copy/Monitor feature?

If not, do I need to use the regular copy command for the light fixtures instead and then tie them to the model using Monitor function of Copy/Monitor?  Is it even possible to copy the light fixtures from the MEP model using the regular copy command? 

The regular copy command does not seem to work with linked models.  Perhaps, I need to have both files open and use the Copy and Paste feature instead of Copy.

Please advise.


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Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 8:05:52 PM | Copy/Monitor Lights to Revit Architecture 2012

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First, you can't copy/monitor lights, as you have found.

You COULD copy and paste the lights from the MEP model to your model but both models will have to be open in the same Revit session, and you can't do that with models that are linked. You'd have to make another copy of the MEP model just for the purpose and open that one in the same session with your model.

However, you could also try to open only the MEP worksets you need when you make your local. Navigate to your model, click once on the filename, click the down arrow next to Open, choose Specify, and click Open. A dialog box will open allowing you to specify which worksets you want to open; you can just choose the one with the lights on it, and later, if you need to, turn on others. That may help speed up your use of the MEP link and be better in the long run than copying the light fixtures. If something changes slightly, how would you know? Do you really want to check every light fixture every time you get an update?


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