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Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 10:06:32 PM | Linked files in families




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Current Method:  Having Architect's stamp and signature as a jpg in a a titleblock family.

Problem:  You have to constantly remove and re-insert the jpg in the titleblock in between printing sets in-house and sending your model out to consultants.  (Because obviously, you don't want your stamp and sgnature floating around out there.)

Solution 1:  Having mulitple titleblocks, one with stamp, one without.. and hopefulyl remembering to do the laborious steps of selecting all your ttlblcks, replacing with stampless one, purging... sending out.. then reinserting the titleblock with the stamp, selecting all, chaing back.

Solution 2: Having the stamp jpg in a scaled .dwg, to be linked into revit.

Problem with solution 2 - You can obviously link that file into the project.. but then you have to place it every new sheets you add.

So here's my question...   Titleblock families don't allow linked files.  Neither do General Annotation families.  Is this a quality of all families ??   Because ideally... if I can find a family that allows linked files...  load that into the titleblock.....    THEN..  the only thing I would have to do when it comes time to send my model to consultants is to Unload the linked revit, and save as a new file.


Any thoughts or advice or know how on linking into families ????



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Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 12:40:31 PM | Linked files in families



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This is not as laborius as you make out.

Keep both titleblocks in your project.  We have the non-stamped as our default. 

  1. When you need a stamped set, pick any sheet, right click on the titleblock and pick select all in the project.  Replace it with the stamped version.  Plot your set.  UNDO - Done  << You could also do this from a detached copy.
  2. When you want to send out to your consultants, open a copy of the file detached from central.  Purge all unused.  (Remember, the stamped sheet is not in use.) Send out your file.

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