I'm working on my first Revit project and have a frustrating issue...(not covered in class)
I am doing a small detached addition to a church.
I seperated the project files into SITE, EXISTING BUILDING, and NEW BUILDING files.
When I link the SITE and EXISTING into the NEW BUILDING I get all kinds of strange display issues.
Lines don't show up on the SITE, display controls are grayed out, site plan doesn't show up in the floor plan...
If I screw with the VG enough to get the Graphic Display Options to work when I change to shaded or colored everything doesn't shade......
This seems to be a basic function of REVIT and I can't believe it is this difficult....
Can someone explain or give me a link to the correct procedure for linking??
Should I have just modeled everything in one project, then how would I distinguish between old and new elements??
Well, if you´re trying to work with phases, you are using a workflow that is not the way phases work in Revit. You don´t create one model for existing, and another one for new construction, and then overlap them with links. There is a Phases feature that can handle all this within the same model. Please refer to the Phases topic in Wiki-help.
So I sould have done the whole thing in one big file.....
My intention was to minimize the file size.
The addition is an seperate building that is connected by a walkway..
can you advise the best way to insert the seperate components (insert the links)
Should I insert the buildings into the site or does it matter???
I would suggest the following files for what you describe:
Site Model wCovered Ways
Building Model 1
Building Model 2
Use phasing as the previous post suggested
Link your Buildings into the site plans if you are using shared coordinates
Link your site plan into your building models.
Determine which model, will contain your site plan sheets.
In visibility graphics, Revit links > Display Settings, I set the 'By Linked View' option to control what I am seeing in each view. Also helps with phasing.
Hope it helps.