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Wed, Jan 2, 2008 at 3:29:10 PM | Linked File Visibility Management

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In plan views, you can control the visibility of graphics from a linked file by using a view from a linked file...

Why can't I do this in an elevation view? Do I have something set wrong or is this a product shortcoming?

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Wed, Jan 2, 2008 at 4:13:00 PM | Linked File Visibility Management

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From any view, you can control the linked file through the VG.  Just go VG, REVIT links, uncheck the by host view and check custom then set the VG for the linked file as you will.

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Wed, Jan 2, 2008 at 4:19:39 PM | Linked File Visibility Management

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Thanks, but that isn't the question. The question concerns controlling visibility from a view in a linked file... NOT turning on and off visibility by using a custom view. There is a considerable difference between the capabilities of the two choices... a view can have different graphic appearance from other views... i.e. a grid line can have a bubble offset. That is not controllable by a custom visibility setting.

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Wed, Jan 2, 2008 at 6:37:27 PM | Linked File Visibility Management

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Sorry, I must be confused.  You are talking about visibility graphics but I believe you mean something else.  As I said, all of the VG settings ( - on/off - halftone - lineweight overrides ) that are available for the main model are available in the linked file. 

 

I believe you are talking about controlling other items in the linked file such as where the grid bubble is - this is not NOT VG (visiblity graphics).   I've not experienced what you must be trying to do but I think I have an answer.  The model that you link in is really not linked by views because that's almost impossible.  Think about it, there is no way your elevation is in the same place as the linked file elevation - there is no x-y refernce from a base but levels are at a fixed reference from horizontal. 


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Wed, Jan 2, 2008 at 6:52:57 PM | Linked File Visibility Management

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Attached please see the Revit Link Management dialog box. The second line (the one that is not highlighted) shows visibility by a Linked View.

If you click on Host View for a Linked Revit Drawing while in a PLAN view, you will see a dialog box that has three radio buttons... one says Host View, one says Linked View, and one says Custom.



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Wed, Jan 2, 2008 at 9:21:58 PM | Linked File Visibility Management

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Right .... and I believe the reason why the by view is greyed out is because as I have written - there is no relationship between the model views and the linked model except in plan.

 

Plans are all defined in space from a reference point .... the ground.  Elevations can be in any rotation and anywhere in the x-y location.  It would seem that this would be impossible to coordinate - but elevations created from the linked model are possible and you can control the VG of those elements.

 

It sounds like your real issue is the annotation (grids) that  you need to control and you are probably out of luck.  You may have to turn off those annotation items in the link and 2d them in.


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Thu, Jan 3, 2008 at 12:11:30 PM | Linked File Visibility Management

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"It would seem that this would be impossible to coordinate"

I don't understand why a plan would be any different than an elevation. If you follow the spirit of Revit, then a plan or elevation are the same thing... a view of the model. I don't agree with your logic.

I'm missing something that would allow this option to not be greyed out on any view but a plan view or this is an imcomplete implementation of the concept and is a shortcoming of the software. Either way, a work around is in order unless someone here knows more than you or I.

I'm not trying to debate viewpoints here. All I want to do is determine if it is or is not possible to make the program work the way that I >think< it should from the evidence presented to me by Autodesk.

Thanks anyway.

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