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Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 6:05:28 PM | Can not snap to linked files

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I have a Revit model with several models linked in and I can snap to some of them (to align grids & whatnot) but not to others. With the models that are giving me trouble, I can still tab to select individual elements, but when I try to snap to an edge, intersection, end point -- anything -- I get no response. Has anyone else encountered this?


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Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 6:40:10 PM | Can not snap to linked files

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Did you open the linked file to see what is there?  Select it there.   I suggest that this is the first thing you do.


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Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 9:40:04 PM | Can not snap to linked files

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Not sure what you mean -- the linked file is an existing file in use for some time with a large number of model elements.


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Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 12:22:12 PM | Can not snap to linked files

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I mean to open that file up seperately and make sure what the items are. 

 

We do not have problems snapping to linked file elements typically as long as they are model elements.  Be aware that you can't snap to the edge of a round element in elevation or even in plan except at certain points.


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Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 8:52:05 PM | Can not snap to linked files

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Sometimes, changing from hidden line mode to Wireframe might help.


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Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 10:42:48 PM | Can not snap to linked files

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I tried wireframe & the problem persists. In response to WWHub, I have opened the linked file(s) and they contain walls, floors, stairs, etc. This seems to be a recurring problem without any sort of consistency, which I realize makes it difficult to troubleshoot. Sometimes a given file will be linked in and snapping to elements (mid-points of walls, endpoints of walls, edges of slabs, grids -- everything) works fine, but the same procedure to link the file into another is followed to the T, and the ability to snap just disappears.


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