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    Quote Originally Posted by josephpeel View Post
    Dont do that... put them in the shared levels and grids workset like everyone else should! Thats what it is there for...

    Go to Manage Links, Select a Link, Click Manage Worksets, Close 'Shared Levels and Grids' and they will be globally turned off, for that link, in all your views.
    So long as everyone actually uses the universal Shared Levels and Grids workset this solution works for any link, and in both directions. You could even build it into a template project with dummy links if you wanted.

    Also worth noting that if you use the Filter method and it doesnt work, you need to have a copy of the linked family you want to filter in your own model too. So copy paste it once.
    the model is now a central model.. im in the local I click on manage links, click and link and manage worksets is greyed out?

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    The Filter way is the best option IMHO (for both Grids and Levels) due to its inherently global nature of on/off for Links but not your own. My grids and levels have MEP in the Type Name so I use this as a means to filter mine from the others. You never have to jack with it. If there's ever an MEP in a link, then I make a quick name change and everything updates across the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Search for it, and youll find a long explanation.

    For what its worth, i wouldnt rely on Worksets (yours OR other peoples) AT ALL for controlling the grid visibility. But your mileage may vary. Thats also discussed in all the other threads.
    This! I've been using placeholder links since I first heard Aaron talk about it here some years ago. Works a treat! All visibility controls (and everything else) built into view filters in the placeholder so when I start a new project and get a new link file I just do a Reload From and the new link takes all of the controls from the placeholder. Basically click, click, click, done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Search for it, and youll find a long explanation.

    For what its worth, i wouldnt rely on Worksets (yours OR other peoples) AT ALL for controlling the grid visibility. But your mileage may vary. Thats also discussed in all the other threads.
    Meanwhile I'm still trying to convince coworkers that Worksets are not to be used like AutoCAD layers. I don't tolerate it on my projects, but on the ones I'm not involved in, I've seen upwards of 16 Worksets with names like "Electrical - Lighting", or "Plumbing - Domestic Water", etc. I even had the View Filters and View Templates all set up in the Project Template. The temptation to use Worksets like Layers is strong, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josephpeel View Post
    Dont do that... put them in the shared levels and grids workset like everyone else should! Thats what it is there for...
    Sorry, that's the first workset that gets renamed here. #noshame
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necro99 View Post
    Meanwhile I'm still trying to convince coworkers that Worksets are not to be used like AutoCAD layers. I don't tolerate it on my projects, but on the ones I'm not involved in, I've seen upwards of 16 Worksets with names like "Electrical - Lighting", or "Plumbing - Domestic Water", etc. I even had the View Filters and View Templates all set up in the Project Template. The temptation to use Worksets like Layers is strong, I guess.
    I use Worksets in this manner. Not as a Layer control but as a way of dividing up the model. It's also helpful to close these Worksets when a project is expected to become fairly large. But I don't go hog wild with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tzframpton View Post
    I use Worksets in this manner. Not as a Layer control but as a way of dividing up the model. It's also helpful to close these Worksets when a project is expected to become fairly large. But I don't go hog wild with it.
    That's how I would use them as well, to break the project up into manageable chunks and take load off of your workstation. My biggest projects have been about 100k sf and we never felt the need to divide the project up like that. Much larger than that and we probably would have, though.
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