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Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 11:45:19 AM | View Properties of Linked Revit Files




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Does anyone have more information on this... I have linked several revit files into a master plan file. I can adjust the view properties of the plans for the linked files to "By Linked View" and get the desired plan views. However, when I go to the elevation views, I cannot select "By Linked View" in the view properties for the linked elevations. This option is greyed out. I can only select between "By Host View" and "Custom". Custom doesnt let me change any of the properties anyways. All linked model model and annotation categories are greyed out.

I was trying to make my levels show up the way they do in the original linked files. Currently, my level symbols are all stretched and too long, even though i have adjusted them in the original linked files.

Does anyone have any tips or tricks regarding the view properties of linked files?


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Mon, Feb 5, 2007 at 5:29:06 PM | View Properties of Linked Revit Files




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i have the same situation as you, and unfortunalty you cannot set up your elevation views in the building file and view them in the linked file, this only works for plan views and not sections / elevations.  you will have to place an elevation symbol in the linked file, but you cannot annotate a building in a linked file.  the levels will display to what their extents are in the building model, you cannot adjust them in the linked file.

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Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 11:47:35 AM | View Properties of Linked Revit Files




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I created new levels within the master file that corresponded to the site information and then aligned the building levels with the new ones.   Then in new elevations, I can turn off the building levels in link settings and adjust the new levels however I need.

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Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 1:41:45 AM | View Properties of Linked Revit Files




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I have this same problem. I am trying to turn off the levels in the file where the files are reference into. I don't want to see all the individual building's levels. I only want to see the elevation levels where the buildings footprint is on the site plan. Does anyone have a suggestion? I have attached a PDF file with the areas in question.

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Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 4:54:52 PM | View Properties of Linked Revit Files


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  1. Visibility/Graphic Overrides (VV is the keyboard shortcut) - Go to Linked Tab
  2. You should see your linked files (if they are the same file then you will see 1, with multiple instances under it).
  3. Where it says "By Host View", click and change to Custom.
  4. Then go to the Annotation tab in the new window and choose Custom.
  5. Then Turn off Levels (& Grids if you need that to).
  6. Okay out of all dialog boxes.
  7. Done

To make this easier in the future, once you have done this to your view.

  1. Right Click on this view in the project browser
  2. Create View Template from View
  3. Name as "Linked Levels & Grids"
  4. Now the right column is called "include" deselect everything except for the "linked" row.

You can now use the view template to apply to any view, plan or section to quickly turn off those pesky linked levels.






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Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 11:51:51 PM | View Properties of Linked Revit Files




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That worked. Thanks! 

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Hello. Can I in Revit Architecture 2010 to watch the projects in real mode ( like in 3d studio max)?please help.


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Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 9:56:22 PM | View Properties of Linked Revit Files




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