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Best Practice for Linked Revit Models and Worksets

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02-06-2013 03:10 PM

We are establishing our first standards for Revit and are having an internal debate about linked revit models and Worksets.

 

One group wants all linked models, say "MEP" and "Furniture", to be one a single Workset named something like "Link- Revit" ( as opposed to Link-CAD).

 

The other group wants each linked Revit file (or CAD file for that matter) to have its own Workset so the user can pick which he wants to open when opening the host model.  This would result in Worksets such as Link-MEP and Link-Furniture.

 

Which route, if either, is the recommended practice?

Hi. I would recommend to create a different workset for each. Putting them both (or all) on the same workset may result in very poor performance due to the large amount of linked data. You can easily select which workset to open or close later on while working and adding a couple of clicks later on will not be an issue. Also remember to make your linked models set to (not visible in all views) and override that setting using the VV overrides. This also improves performance a lot. Hope this helps.

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02-07-2013 01:27 AM in reply to: paul.ashley

Hi. I would recommend to create a different workset for each. Putting them both (or all) on the same workset may result in very poor performance due to the large amount of linked data. You can easily select which workset to open or close later on while working and adding a couple of clicks later on will not be an issue. Also remember to make your linked models set to (not visible in all views) and override that setting using the VV overrides. This also improves performance a lot. Hope this helps.

Ali Al-Hammoud
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MZ & Partners Engineering Consultancy
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02-07-2013 06:34 AM in reply to: paul.ashley
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