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Friday, August 20, 2010

Shared Positioning: Linking, Recording and Publishing Multiple Revit Site Locations to Linked Project Files - The Revit Clinic

Source: http://revitclinic.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/08/shared-positioning-linking-recording-and-publishing-multiple-revit-site-locations-to-linked-project-.html

Using an example of a campus site, with 4 linked Revit projects for each individual building, the following 2 videos [with sound] walk through the process:

If coordinates have never been modified with the specific Revit link, follow these steps:
1.  Insert Revit project files; Insert > Link Revit > Positioning > Auto – Center to Center.
2.  Move each building link into necessary location on site.
3.  Next record the link location by selecting link > Properties > Shared Site > 

Publish the shared coordinate system...
4.  Under Record selected instance as being at Position: click Change.   Duplicate the Site Location > specify a name.  Make current if desired.
5.  Click Reconcile.
6.  Save project file, then save the new position back to each linked file when prompted.
7.  Test opening a linked project; it should contain updated location and correspond to location \ true north angle.  
Additionally you can test removing \ linking the Revit projects back by Auto – By Shared Coordinates.  You will be prompted for site location to use, and the project links should be aligned to the previous location automatically.



If coordinates have been previously modified with the linked file, and you will be updating locations, follow these steps:
1.  Insert Revit project files; Insert > Link Revit > Positioning > Auto – Center to Center.

2.  Move each building link into necessary location on site.
3.  Next record the link location by selecting link > Properties > Shared Site > Record Current Position > Change > Duplicate the Site Location > Rename.
4.  Publish coordinates back to each link [publishes location relative to this project location, along with angle from project to true north].
5.  Manage > Publish Coordinates > Select desired site location.
6.  Save project file, then save the new position back to each linked file when prompted.
7.  Test opening a linked project; it should contain updated location and correspond to location \ true north angle.  
Additionally you can test removing \ linking the Revit projects back by Auto – By Shared Coordinates.  You will be prompted for site location to use, and the project links should be aligned to the previous location automatically.

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Shared Positioning: Linking, Recording and Publishing Multiple Revit Site Locations to Linked Project Files

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