Using Revit 2014, I link in a dwg file. I open a view and using V/G overides for Imported Categories, I turn off the Acad layers I don't want to see. Then the next time my dwg file is updated, the V/G will remain the same and I won't have to reset the layer views. This is good.
Now I duplicate this view for additional views I need in my project. But I need to apply a different View Template to each view. This destroys the original V/G settings that I had set up for the dwg file.
Is there a way to set up my linked file so that it retains the layer on/off settings through each update and lock it. Then I can apply different View Templates to introduce other characteristics without altering the desired layer settings.
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I have preset Layer States in my Autocad Template. When I xref a background dwg file into my template, I can control the visibility of the xref layers from my new project. When I receive a new background, I use it to replace the old one and my xref layer settings do not need to be reset.
In the Revit scenario of the above technique, I turn off the layers of the linked dwg file before linking. Then the appearance is good for all my Revit VT's. However the next time I receive a background, I have to make the same layer changes to the dwg file once again before linking.
It would seem that there would be a way to globally set the visibilities of the CAD layers from inside Revit. This visibility state would not change from VT to VT.
As you say, I can set up a blank VT and adjust the DWG layers there. Then duplicate it with the new layer settings. However then I need to change/add all the other settings I need to the new VT's. I would think there would be a way to do this easily.
Thanks for your ideas.
You could uncheck V/G Overrides Import in the View Templates you assign to your views, and then create a View Template that only has V/G Overrides Import checked. In the latter, set up the way you want to view the layers within your DWG links. Apply this View Template to a new view, and then assign the desired View Template to control the balance of the settings.
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