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    Hi I'm new to revit,

    my question is how to lock walls on grids so when grid is moved, wall is also moved...

    #2
    use the align tool. Whenever you align something, it gives you a little blue lock. Click on it to lock it.
    Dan

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      #3
      thanks. is it possible other way than align. when starting inserting walls?

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        #4
        You could add a Dimension between the Wall and the Grid and lock the dimension.
        But in answer to what I think you're really asking - No, there is not a way to Lock the Walls as you're drawing them. Any method would be after the fact.

        Also - just to throw in a voice of experience, I've found that it's rarely a good idea to Lock Walls.
        It always seems to be a great idea, but once you get multiple people on a project (or come back to it months later) you won't remember what's locked to what, and you'll spend a lot of time chasing Walls that are moving "unpredictably". Or - even worse you won't even notice that a Wall has moved on the First floor after you moved something else on the Second floor plan.

        We say here "Locking is for Families, not Models"
        Dave Plumb
        BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

        CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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          #5
          Excellent point. I agree 100%, because it's happened to me already. :laugh:
          Dan

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            #6
            On the second Revit project we ever did (holy moley, that was in 2005!) we locked a bunch of Walls.
            Then the main Revit person on the project quit.
            We had one wall way over on the west side of the building that kept moving when we'd change Walls on the East. Then when we'd move it back, something else somewhere else would get screwed up.
            Never did figure out what it was locked to.
            We finally had to put a note on the plan saying the Wall wasn't really where is showed.
            Dave Plumb
            BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

            CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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              #7
              as a general rule of thumb. Locking of model elements will eventually over constrain your model and cause havoc for your revit users at some point.
              -Alex Cunningham

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                #8
                Originally posted by DaveP View Post
                On the second Revit project we ever did (holy moley, that was in 2005!) we locked a bunch of Walls.
                Then the main Revit person on the project quit.
                We had one wall way over on the west side of the building that kept moving when we'd change Walls on the East. Then when we'd move it back, something else somewhere else would get screwed up.
                Never did figure out what it was locked to.
                We finally had to put a note on the plan saying the Wall wasn't really where is showed.
                That's a real bimmy solution... lol

                Whenever you run into this problem, use Cut to clipboard and Paste to same place to remove the constraints...
                Martijn de Riet
                Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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                Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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