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    Revit links and VG

    I have a model with multiple links in, is there anyway of controlling multiple links in 1 go instead of going into each and turning on/off what you need.

    I have maped the grids of one of the links, but then I want to turn off the grids of the other models, is there any quick way of turning them off in one go?

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    Aren't you using view templates for that?

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    Placeholder Links in your Template, or:

    Create a Vew Template that affects ONLY VG:RVT Links. Set them off (manually) in the one VT. Then apply that VT over the other VT's, and recreate the other VT's from the views.

    But no, for at least one VT, youll have to go in to each link and turn them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Placeholder Links in your Template, or:

    Create a Vew Template that affects ONLY VG:RVT Links. Set them off (manually) in the one VT. Then apply that VT over the other VT's, and recreate the other VT's from the views.

    But no, for at least one VT, youll have to go in to each link and turn them off.
    what do you mean by placeholder links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick_h View Post
    I have a model with multiple links in, is there anyway of controlling multiple links in 1 go instead of going into each and turning on/off what you need.

    I have maped the grids of one of the links, but then I want to turn off the grids of the other models, is there any quick way of turning them off in one go?
    I use unique names for grids and levels in each file and turn off the linked ones (uncheck in VG>Filters tab) by using a view filter, Type Name>does not equal.

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    Turn off the visibility of the Shared Levels and Grids workset in your host model. Put your grids on a different workset (ex. Shared Levels and Grids_MEP). You may need to open the linked model and put all the grids on the Shared Levels and Grids workset.

    Or

    Don't "include" the V/G:RVT Links category with your master View Templates. Create a separate "Background" VT that only includes the V/G:RVT category with the desired visibility state of the background including the grids. Apply the Background VT to multiple views at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubsix View Post
    Put your grids on a different workset (ex. Shared Levels and Grids_MEP).
    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.
    Last edited by josephpeel; January 11th, 2017 at 03:01 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elton williams View Post
    I use unique names for grids and levels in each file and turn off the linked ones (uncheck in VG>Filters tab) by using a view filter, Type Name>does not equal.





    cheers ive gone for this method for time being..

    will try the shared levels & grids workset, once ive set it up as a central model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josephpeel View Post
    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.
    Yes...or that...and thank you very much for the gentle nudge/reminder of that feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick_h View Post
    what do you mean by placeholder links?
    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.
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