HI! I am not sure about what should be pinned & what should be locked. My main concern is Grid lines, Levels, Walls & Dimensions!.
I don't like the idea of having things floating or changing around on me. From what I understand "Locking' is not the way to go becuase it loads up your file in size. Is there a standard that people use for this. Using Revit 2013.
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My suggestion is to use worksets - we put grids and levels on different worksets, pin them. If you need more than pin (because pinning actually doesn't prevent deleting) you can logon in revit as different user (I call that user 'lock') check-out the worksets with the grids and levels,close without relinquishing , change back user to the usual one and now grids and levels are untouchable. Drawback is that if you need to change grids and levels you have to repeat the process.
In the revit 2014 now you have filter that can exclude pined objects from being selected, so you can try that and see if it works for you when you get 2014.
I would suggest using pinning and locking to a minimum.
If I link a revit file or a autocad file - I would pin that in place so I don't grab and move it by accident.
Locking dimensions - I never do...(well in family building I do but that is totally different then project work) I have had problems on a project where we had someone locking dimensions but because of the relationships Revit automatically makes between objects he locked down walls on the opposite side of the project that could not be modified... It took a bit to figure out what it was but it came down to some locked dimensions.
If you do want to use them - do it sparingly.
Everyone has different experiences using it - so see what works best for you.
Hope this helps!
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