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Sun, May 6, 2018 at 4:12:30 PM | Moving a building into another file




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Hi guys!

I have encountered a problem while using Revit. So the problem is, is that i created a building (an Auditorium) on another file. Then i want to move this building into another file (like an existing landscape) however when i do this, my building is just under the ground. To be honest i dont know the proper way to move a building into another file so i just ctrl+c and ctrl+v. I know it has to do something with the elevations but i cant modify the elevations of the existing landscape because that will change the landscape and things just become bad. 

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Sun, May 6, 2018 at 5:35:22 PM | Moving a building into another file



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First, why not just link in the site into your building file?  Then all sections/elevations/plans will still be there.

Second, the easist way to 'move' a building into another file (MODEL ONLY) is to link the building file in, move it to the correct location - including up/down, then select the linked file, bind it, which turns it into a group, then "un-group" that group.  Now, don't forget to delete the group in your project browser.

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Mon, May 7, 2018 at 2:43:56 AM | Moving a building into another file




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May i ask how to link my site to my building file?

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Mon, May 7, 2018 at 5:54:22 AM | Moving a building into another file




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Insert menu, Link Revit.  Also look at the Positioning options when you link the file.

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Mon, May 7, 2018 at 1:29:26 PM | Moving a building into another file



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The way I set up a site model and a building model is as follows:1) Create site model. Have a single level ) ordinance datum 0.0) Create toposurface based on the site survey levels. Make sure the location of the site model is correct in regards to northings & eastings ( i.e. site model position matches actual site position such that a surveyor when choosing northings and eastings on the actual site using survey equipment matches your revit model exactly.

2) Create building model include ordinance level 0.0 and whatever building levels you need.

3) With site model open, insert building model into site model. Shift it in the X/Y/Z planes to the right location. Rotate it if you need to. Use publish coordinates tool to let revit shift your building model to the location you have selected in the site model. Revit will make a position change in your building model.

4)To test if it works. Open the site model and remove the linked building model completely using the manage links menu. Now go to insert and insert the building model again and in the open window change the option to insert using shared coordinated. The building should now come in to the correct location.


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