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twilks1
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How to Reference Views from linked files

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09-12-2012 07:19 AM

I have thought about this and want to get input on a best approach to utilizing Views created in a linked Revit project file. One need is to create a Callout within the current Revit project and reference a view from another linked project. This is a common need in many of our projects and any input would be appreciated.

Revit is not very good at referencing information from other files, even ones that are linked. I don't believe that this is possible. For a similar purpose, we have create a Detail Item that mimics the appearance of the Callout, has adjustable length/width, and includes a fake tag. We even made the label a Shared Parameter so we can create a Schedule to keep track (if we have a lot of them) and easily locate them to verify that they have a correct reference.

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CADastrophe
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Re: How to Reference Views from linked files

09-13-2012 05:53 AM in reply to: twilks1

Revit is not very good at referencing information from other files, even ones that are linked. I don't believe that this is possible. For a similar purpose, we have create a Detail Item that mimics the appearance of the Callout, has adjustable length/width, and includes a fake tag. We even made the label a Shared Parameter so we can create a Schedule to keep track (if we have a lot of them) and easily locate them to verify that they have a correct reference.

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Lance.Coffey
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Re: How to Reference Views from linked files

09-20-2012 03:32 PM in reply to: twilks1

There is an open wishlist item for the ability to access views from a linked Revit project.

If you would like to submit feedback directly to our development group on how this feature would affect your workflow, you can use the following link: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=1109794



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twilks1
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Re: How to Reference Views from linked files

09-20-2012 03:44 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

Yep, we do it that way too. I was fishing for new ideas or tricks because I hate dumb connections.

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