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    I'm sure this is a silly question... Revit Links?

    When you have other Revit models linked into your model, and you go to VV (or VG) and you hit the + sign next to the linked model, you'll get another link, usually with a number.

    What are these and what are they for?
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    Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
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    These are the individual instances of each link. Copy a link around a few times and you'll see more numbers added. You can control visibilty of individual links this way.
    Darryl Store - Associate (BIM)
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      #3
      Originally posted by Darryl PRP View Post
      These are the individual instances of each link. Copy a link around a few times and you'll see more numbers added. You can control visibilty of individual links this way.
      I wonder if there is any way to schedule these link instances?
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        #4
        i've tried and not been succesful...would be very useful.
        Darryl Store - Associate (BIM)
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          #5
          Originally posted by Darryl PRP View Post
          These are the individual instances of each link. Copy a link around a few times and you'll see more numbers added. You can control visibilty of individual links this way.
          So, if we only have one copy of the link attached to our model, and we need to adjust visibility of something, should we do it in the Main link, or in the numbered link?
          Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
          AutoCAD 2010 Certified Professional / Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional / Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional
          ACAD2021, RST2014-2021 / Windows 10, 64-bit

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            #6
            See if these clear it up any at all:

            http://revittotd.com/02/796
            http://revittotd.com/02/815
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              #7
              The parent (File name) and the child (numeral, typically) mean different things.

              Yes, it does mean that if you copy around 10 instances of a townhouse "House" on a site model, you can have the definition of "House" and then have the Children "Num1, Num2, Num 3, and so on."

              Controlling the visibility graphics of the parent affects all Houses. So clicking CUSTOM on the parent means custom "Compared you YOUR Model's VG settings." (The way normal custom works in VG:RVT Link.). Clicking OVERRIDE on the Child instances, however, means overriding the Parent HOUSE definition, for something else.

              FWIW, yes, you can use the Linked File instance to segregate schedules. In a door schedule, for instance, you can include the Fileds RVT Link: File Name, and RV Link: Instance.
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                #8
                FWIW, yes, you can use the Linked File instance to segregate schedules. In a door schedule, for instance, you can include the Fileds RVT Link: File Name, and RV Link: Instance.
                Correct, however you can't schedule out the links you have in your models as links are not a category on their own. You can only, as Aaron says, segregate other categories.
                Darryl Store - Associate (BIM)
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Darryl PRP View Post
                  Correct, however you can't schedule out the links you have in your models as links are not a category on their own. You can only, as Aaron says, segregate other categories.
                  Well, that would be easy I guess: create a schedule of any category that is used in all models and only add fields RVT Link: File Name, and RV Link: Instance. Then check off "Itemize every Instance" in the Sorting tab.. Or am I missing something here?
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
                    Well, that would be easy I guess: create a schedule of any category that is used in all models and only add fields RVT Link: File Name, and RV Link: Instance. Then check off "Itemize every Instance" in the Sorting tab.. Or am I missing something here?
                    what categories are those fields available from? I can't find them in any that I would use but don't have time to go through each and every category to look.
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