TechTuesdays | Working with Linked Files in Autodesk​ Revit

Linked Files in Autodesk​ Revit


Inside the Revit environment, it allows you to import a number of different types of files by linking them in. So you can link in a Revit file an IFC, link in a CAD file, topography dwf mark-ups, decal images for placing on surfaces, point cloud files such as OCP OCS, coordination models from Navisworks NWT, NWC and then manage links any sort of imported files.

So here I am within my Revit project this is the main Revit building. I’m going to select all visual elements. Thes other files are imported or linked files. To link in a file go to your insert tab under the link status, click on the link in Revit, navigate to your particular file. Select the file you want to import. This item has been linked as a Revit file. These are external files. And no items are selectable within that.

This site file is a 2d DWG and all of this is intelligent information. So if I want to navigate to the top view. If I want to trace over them, I can go to my pick lines or draw lines and it will pick up on those lines and trace over. Therefore this is not just static information.

Linked Files in Autodesk​ Revit

We can also control the layers within this drawing as well. So I may want to hide all the deck layers within this view.

If I go into my manage links tab, this will allow me to see what’s been imported. So I can see which model has been imported and I can unload that and remove it. It still retains any of the external walls we traced over. This hasn’t disappeared with the CAD file.

In the 3D view, we can see the files from different views and these are editable within the original files.

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