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Join geometry for Revit Linked models

Join geometry for Revit Linked models

When working with the Architectural and Structural model is requiered to get the columns, beams, floors and walls to be joined in order to get the correct representation at the floor plans, section, etc.

There are some solutions like this (Joining walls between host model and linked model) that are not efficient because it needs a lot of manual work and this leads to errors or inconsistencies when there are changes.

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guilherme.mirandaa1
Contributor

It would be a great idea if Revit could join revit links with your project. Exemple: when i link a structural project to my architectural project, and join the disciplines, it would be great.

omar.ashraf
Advocate

Walls in the host model do not join with walls from linked models, so they appear as the following pictureJoining walls to linked model.PNG,

It is odd, and unprofessional to submit a drawing like this one, this should be easily done to avoid such situations.

Nurlan-A.
Advisor

Ability to cut / join linked revit geometry from model object.

 

This will greatly facilitate the work with linked structural models. 

 

Now we have to create a duplicating geometry of constructive elements, which increases the amount of unnecessary work and the risk of coordination issues.

 

 

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Hazem.Elamir
Advocate

it will be very awesome if we can join elements between links , like joining between walls in the Arch model & columns in the SE link

 

lukas-tunka
Contributor

This is definitely a must have function!

asafaryan
Advocate

Must have function! all linked files should act like this natively when it comes to element relationships between different categories.

sarsenault2CCSS
Advisor
This idea has been submitted many times under different names. I can't believe we do a huge complicate copy/monitor just to graphically join our walls, floors and columns. It's time to throw this workflow out the window and do some real architecture work.
Hazem.Elamir
Advocate

@sarsenault2CCSS

elements specially SE columns are changed many times during project live time 
some new types with new sizes created till the project end and submitted and tracking all those changed by using copy/monitor is real headache ,
one of important Concept of using BIM & 3D modeling that architectures & engineers focus on engineering problems and the software is suppose to handle the drafting issues

 

-what workflow you mean & why it will been thrown out the window?

 

  

sarsenault2CCSS
Advisor
Using copy/monitor just to graphically fix he joint of columns and floor slabs to walls is silly. I will just be using detail items. Realistically, Revit should allow us to join these graphically instead of doing these ridiculous workaround and duplication of 3d information. We don't need the copy part unless we specifically need to copy and change something from the linked model. we still need the monitor part however, as things change like you mentioned.
sarsenault2CCSS
Advisor
I would add one thing to this: Attach top/base should also be able to attach to linked files.
Hazem.Elamir
Advocate

@sarsenault2CCSS very good addition

omar.ashraf
Advocate

I've posted the same Idea in April 2017, it's still there. If we can combine these two together, we'd get more votes for it. I do not know how this is not already an option.

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/joining-walls-between-host-model-and-linked-model/idi-p/7...

 

 

rana.hamed
Advocate

I think the same idea of joining linked files was posted at March 2017 , wishing to compile both.

 https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/link-revit-join/idi-p/6917083

 

rana.hamed
Advocate

I think the same idea of joining linked files was posted at March 2017 , wishing to compile both.

 https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/link-revit-join/idi-p/6917083

It is a very important wish.

Nurlan-A.
Advisor
kurta.pollock
Explorer

Any updates yet? I can't wait for this feature. Is it available in 2019?

kstuhrenberg
Observer

Hello,

With the industry using faster "live" rendering software like "Enscape" I feel this is going to demand some sort of ability to control linked files and the correlation of voids cutting hosts. 

 

Any developmental work being done toward this?

jedbjorn
Enthusiast

Here we are, almost 2020. Revit version 2020 is released. Cant do this still. Unreal Autodesk. unreal. 

cbt990
Collaborator

This needs to be implemented!

cbt990
Collaborator

Bumping for support! 

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