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Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 3:46:37 PM | Linked File Section Question

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Hello all,

First off I'm using Revit 2014.  I've drawn 3 separate floating docks in three separate files (1 dock per each Revit file).  I've now linked 2 of the 3 floating dock marinas into the remaining file so I can show the "overall" view of what it will look like with all 3 floating docks complete.  Basically I selected the largest dock file and linked the 2 other docks in.  All seems to be working fine so far but my question is "is there a way to get a section view from a file inserted into a different file?"  I'm wanting to show a section view of each dock along with the overall layout.  Should I cut the section in the "overall" file or is there a way for me to complete each section in each separate file and then import the section view back to my "overall" file?  I started cutting a section thru one of the docks that was linked in and all seemed well at first but when I went to hide some items and manipulate the annotation it seems as if though the section is a "block". So then I though no problem, I will just cut the section in the original file for each dock then link the view back into my overall file, however I can't find exactly if thats possible.  if I go to "insert" > insert from file > insert views from file - I'm only finding drafting views, schedules & sheets.  I was hoping I could just insert the section view but I'm not finding that anywhere. Any advice on the best way to do this would be appreciated.  I realize now that if I was starting the project today I would have set things upa bit differently but this project has been sitting for nearly a year and I was rather green with Revit when starting it.  Please feel free to ask any questions and I will try to answer them. I know this explanation might not much make sense. Kinda hard to explain.

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Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 4:02:50 PM | Linked File Section Question

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I always suggest that you fully document in one file but Revit has given us other options.

In your combined file, cut a section through one of your other dock in the same basic location and in the same direction as a section you have created in that model.  Now in your view, open VG/Revit links ... on that linked file, click on display settings - change from by host view to by linked view and pick your linked file's section.


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Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 4:29:29 PM | Linked File Section Question

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Genius!   That's perfect.  Exactlly what I was looking for.  You da man.  


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Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 9:02:13 PM | Linked File Section Question

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One more question if you happen to may have an answer.  I downloaded a wire rope from here on revit city to use to brace to columns at the HSS's.  They work great and look great in the section when I cut it but when I switch back over to my "overall" file (where I have my sectioned linked in with your help) the cables aren't showing up for some reason. They are modeled as a generic model family.  I've attached a snap shot to give you an example.

 



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Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:20:04 PM | Linked File Section Question

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Sorry,  I don't have any thoughts on this.


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Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 11:13:43 AM | Linked File Section Question

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Try if maintaining same 'Detail Level' and/or 'Visual Style' works.

I am not 100% sure. But just give a try!

 

 


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Mon, May 5, 2014 at 3:24:09 PM | Linked File Section Question

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Just realized I never closed this session.  Come to find out I didn't have my section mark in the right place.  I still had it on a bay that was unbraced.  It was 100% my fault user error.

 


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