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    Any way to copy link View Template settings to a new link?

    Our template has dummy linked files for S/M/P/E Revit files, with appropriate graphic overrides applied in various view templates.

    Works great except we have a project where Mechanical and Plumbing are 2 separate Revit files, despite coming from the same consulting firm. So I updated my Mechanical dummy link with the Mechanical consultant model. But that leaves the plumbing model. If I just link it in, it will have NO overrides in any of my views or templates. It would be an absolute nightmare trying to duplicate all the Mechanical model's graphic settings for every category, in every view template, over to the Plumbing model.

    Is there any way around this??

    #2
    Originally posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Our template has dummy linked files for S/M/P/E Revit files, with appropriate graphic overrides applied in various view templates.

    Works great except we have a project where Mechanical and Plumbing are 2 separate Revit files, despite coming from the same consulting firm. So I updated my Mechanical dummy link with the Mechanical consultant model. But that leaves the plumbing model. If I just link it in, it will have NO overrides in any of my views or templates. It would be an absolute nightmare trying to duplicate all the Mechanical model's graphic settings for every category, in every view template, over to the Plumbing model.

    Is there any way around this??
    can't you just copy the Mech dummy, rename it Plumb dummy, and link that into your model. Then Reload from to replace Plumb dummy with the actual Plumbing model??
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      #3
      Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
      rename it Plumb dummy,
      Hey! Careful what you're naming things there, boy!
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        #4
        Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
        can't you just copy the Mech dummy, rename it Plumb dummy, and link that into your model. Then Reload from to replace Plumb dummy with the actual Plumbing model??
        Yeah but will that preserve all the link's graphic settings in all my View Templates?

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          #5
          Originally posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
          Yeah but will that preserve all the link's graphic settings in all my View Templates?
          the new Plumbing only model will inherit the View template settings in the Plumb dummy (sorry Dave) which came from the Mech/Plumb dummy model, so yes it will

          edit: I will be honest and admit that I've never tried this but I'm pretty sure that it will work
          Last edited by Dave Jones; July 19, 2017, 08:12 PM.
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            #6
            I'm not seeing how this will work. If I copy the linked Mechanical dummy file and paste same place, it just shows up as a second instance under the main Mechanical model link in V/G. There are still only 3 linked files in the model. If I copy the actual Mechanical Revit file, rename it and then link it in, it's a new link and shows up with no graphic overrides in any of my views or View Templates. It's set to "By Host View" everywhere instead of "Custom" as all the other links are set up.

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              #7
              Originally posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
              I'm not seeing how this will work. If I copy the linked Mechanical dummy file and paste same place, it just shows up as a second instance under the main Mechanical model link in V/G. There are still only 3 linked files in the model. If I copy the actual Mechanical Revit file, rename it and then link it in, it's a new link and shows up with no graphic overrides in any of my views or View Templates. It's set to "By Host View" everywhere instead of "Custom" as all the other links are set up.
              there is no "pasting" involved. Isn't your link dummy a model? Mine are. If yours are, copy it and rename it. If yours aren't then I have no clue how you are getting VT settings from one link to another.
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                #8
                Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
                there is no "pasting" involved. Isn't your link dummy a model? Mine are. If yours are, copy it and rename it. If yours aren't then I have no clue how you are getting VT settings from one link to another.
                Yes they are models. I have a folder with the project template and 3 dummy models that are linked into the template.

                If I copy one of the dummy models, and rename it, I still have to link it in as a 4th link, and that 4th link will be set to "By Host View" in all my views and view templates. All my other dummy links are set to "Custom" with all annotations turned off and various model categories turned off in each of the different links, for each view template.

                I'm trying to replicate those Custom V/G overrides for one link over to another new linked file.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
                  Yes they are models. I have a folder with the project template and 3 dummy models that are linked into the template.

                  If I copy one of the dummy models, and rename it, I still have to link it in as a 4th link, and that 4th link will be set to "By Host View" in all my views and view templates. All my other dummy links are set to "Custom" with all annotations turned off and various model categories turned off in each of the different links, for each view template.

                  I'm trying to replicate those Custom V/G overrides for one link over to another new linked file.
                  what version of Revit are you working in. I'm going to try this here. I have a template with an Arch and a Struc dummy model linked in. IIRC I did the VT settings in the Arch link then copied it, renamed it Struc and slightly altered the VT settings and don't remember having to start over again. This was a few years ago though.
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                    #10
                    Linking the plumbing model into the mech model as attached will do it.
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