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Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 5:29:31 PM | View templates for Linked Model elements




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Our structural firm's projects use linked Revit project files from the architect.  Initially they display more elements than what we want to be visible as a background. 

We perform the following for each of our plan views in the Revit Links tab of VG:

  1. Set link to show as an underlay
  2. Set the display to By Linked View with the appropriate linked view plan.
  3. Set display to Custom
  4. Hide certain model categories
  5. Hide all annotation
  6. Hide all Analytical categories

This is not something we want to repeat for each plan created.

So, we create a view template whose boxes are all unchecked except for Revit Links.   We name this view template BG visibility (Background Visibility).  Any plan view that we create or where we have altered the BG visibility requires that we apply this view template to get the background back to our settings.

Which brings up my inquiry.  If we have multiple levels, is a view template like this required for each level?  The only difference being the linked plan view.  Or does it keep the settings since they are Custom now and not by Linked View?

I'd like to hear if anyone out there uses this method for setting and storing visibility of revit linked model elements.


Marvin L Infante

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Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 11:19:27 AM | View templates for Linked Model elements




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Using view templates is a good solution and needs to be applied to any view you want to be changed.

Alternatively, you can edit the architects model to put everything you don't want on a different workset and then when you first link in the Revit model, you can choose to not load in that workset.

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Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 2:19:30 PM | View templates for Linked Model elements



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Why are you using linked view, that is not normal?   Just the model elements is what you should be showing and as 'Gods' has replied, view templates are what you should use to control the link.

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