I am a realtively new user & enjoy using Revit MEP 2012 for design. My question is: Is there any way of locking or "freezing" the architectural Revit link file in my MEP Revit file so it can never be selected , highlighted etc .as I model & manipulate my piping.
I model extensive plumbing piping in the architectural linked file background & have a hard time not also selecting the architectural background. I do use the filter which helps greatly but it can be tedious & extra steps involved.
There must be a better way that I haven't discovered yet ! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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You could use design options and place the link on a different design option to the piping
This would be something very nice!! I can't recall how many times I am trying to tag a duct & it wants to keep tagging the ceiling. I then have to shut off the link, something simple but another step that should be avoided.It is nice to pin the Links but it would be great if they could stay in the background. I thought this was REVIT MEP not Arch. Sorry to go on a rant on your post.
Thank you very very much. It works.
It may seem a small thing but it is a huge help in our MEP drafting/modeling. I've read the Design Option several times & really don't understand it's full potential at all but after several tries implementing it is simple like you say.
Set up a new design option.
Go back to model.
Select architect model(or any other link or item)
Then go to the Add Set button & seletc/add architect model to the new design option just created
In the main model having the exclude button checked makes the architect model just a background ( not selectable ). Huge help in MEP modeling.
The only issue with the design option way is loss of functionality with grids ( if you copy monitor).