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    Insert a Linked Revit File

    I linked my porte-co into my house file, but now I want it to be part of the file, not linked. What's the best way to do this? Is there an easy button?

    I tried to paste it in, but I'm getting some constraint errors.
    Dan

    #2
    Select it and hit the Bind button in the option bar.
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      #3
      Cool, that's what I thought. That will make it so it's like I drew it in the project, right? It won't be a group or anything? Or can I just ungroup it (if it is)?

      Ah, I'm scared to do it! :laugh: I don't want to mess up the project. It's giving me the "unlinking cannot be undone" message.

      I thought I was being smart by linking it. Maybe not.
      Last edited by dzatto; May 1, 2011, 03:52 AM.
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        #4
        Itll make it a group; if you ungroup it, its just like you made it in the project. No worries, its not that big of a deal. You can always regroup it, and then convert the group to a link as well.
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          #5
          Originally posted by dzatto View Post
          Is there an easy button?
          HEY! don't be messing with my Easy Button!
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            #6
            Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
            Itll make it a group; if you ungroup it, its just like you made it in the project. No worries, its not that big of a deal. You can always regroup it, and then convert the group to a link as well.
            hey Aaron, once you ungroup the former link I'm assuming that there is no way to have some sort of "selection set" to make the regroup a simple matter. It would seem that for a complex bunch of link geometry that it would be tough to get it all back together ?? Maybe make a copy of the group and ungroup the copy ? It always scares me going down a path that I can't see the end of...
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              #7
              Why would you need to regroup it, since the file that was once linked is still a file. You could just relink it, right?

              There should be an easy button. :laugh:
              Dan

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                #8
                Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                Why would you need to regroup it, since the file that was once linked is still a file. You could just relink it, right?

                There should be an easy button. :laugh:
                makes sense I guess. To me if you put a steak in the meat grinder it doesn't ever want to be a steak again. But I guess Revit is smart enough to make a group from the link rather than covert the link to a group. I haven't had any reason to do this but I'm going to try it out just for my own education.

                As I said on the other side of the fence, I'm working on the Easy Button Family. If only I could figure out what family template to use
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                  #9
                  I never thought of that. Surly Revit wouldn't do anything to the linked file. Buy ya never now. :laugh:
                  Dan

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                    #10
                    I wouldnt ungroup it, personally. If i thought (once upon a time) that it should have been a link, i probably still want it segregated in some fashion.

                    Converting a group to a link isnt flawless anyway. It does it in to a blank file, and not in anything resembling an office template, which really sucks with things like Phase Filters, and Object Styles.
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