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    Linked File - Ceiling Underlay Visibility

    We have a typical floor file linked into our exterior shell file. We have our sheets set up in the exterior shell file. We are trying to show the ceilings in our unit floor plans, however I can't get the ceilings to show up. When I turn on an underlay, I see the ceilings in the shell file, but not from the linked file.

    It's already set up by linked view in v/g, but it is my understanding that an underlay won't follow through into the main model. Is there any way to get my ceilings from the linked model to show up in a floor plan view of the host model?

    #2
    It could be a View Range problem--check it in both files. Also make sure that the Underlay is set to Reflected Ceiling.
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

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      #3
      I've already checked the view range - it's the same in both files. And, yes, the underlay is set to Reflected Ceiling, which is why I can see the ceilings in the shell file. In my linked file, I have a view set up that looks exactly like what I want, but I can't figure out how to carry it through to the shell file.

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        #4
        OK--check that Worksets are also set correctly, and (obviously) that ceilings are turned on in Model Categories, and that nothing is hidden in the view.
        The By Linked View will work--also make sure that the Linked View is set at the correct Level--VG>Revit Links. (and any "Instances" of the Link as well.)
        Cliff B. Collins
        Registered Architect
        The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
        Autodesk Expert Elite

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          #5
          Worksets are correct, ceilings are on, nothing is hidden in the view, and the linked view is set at the correct level. Any other ideas?

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            #6
            "Reload From" under Manage Links, make sure path is set to Overlay.

            As a quick test--Try creating another similar view, but use Custom instead of By Linked View.

            Any luck?
            Cliff B. Collins
            Registered Architect
            The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
            Autodesk Expert Elite

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              #7
              Ok, I was able to strip down the two files. I've been looking at this for too long, so I want to make sure I'm not missing anything else obvious. I've tried creating new views to no avail.
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                #8
                Structural Column Visibility

                So I don't know if it's part of the same root issue, but we are also unable to see all of our structural columns from the main model in our linked file. Up until last week or so, we were able to see them all.

                Through some trial and error, I was able to discover that, when working in the linked file if I set the v/g of a view to "By Linked View" and select any view from the main model, I can see all of the columns. However, we don't want to do in this.

                I have the feeling I'm missing something really simple here, but I've gone through all of the common things you would look at, and can't figure it out. The examples posted above show this situation as well.

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                  #9
                  Any Design Options or Phase Settings?
                  Cliff B. Collins
                  Registered Architect
                  The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
                  Autodesk Expert Elite

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                    #10
                    Nope. When I stripped down the files, I removed all phase settings, design options, and worksets and it's still a problem.

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