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    I created a project on an old template 'A' which template doesn't have the annotations I want. I have tried "Transfer project standards" but it doesn't seem to be updating for some of the annotations family I created in template 'B'.

    So now I want to move my project (a residential project) that I completed on template A to template B.

    How do i do this? I am sure it's not a copy and paste right?

    #2
    Copy and paste works, but it won't take any views with it. If you just want to move the geometry, you can copy and paste from a 3D view (with everything turned on, of course). If you have any drafting views you want to transfer, you can go to Insert --> Insert from file, navigate to the original file, and choose the views you want to import. Schedules can be right-click copied from the project browser and pasted into the new project. I think you can do that with drafting views, too, but I'm not positive.

    All live views of the model will have to be created.

    Arcturis
    BIM Manager
    Associate Architect

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      #3
      hi Ross,

      Really appreciate it. Does that allow to copy families too? My project is big.. I am worried datas will lost, like texts will move etc.
      But I modified this template B from original A.

      Originally posted by rosskirby View Post
      Copy and paste works, but it won't take any views with it. If you just want to move the geometry, you can copy and paste from a 3D view (with everything turned on, of course). If you have any drafting views you want to transfer, you can go to Insert --> Insert from file, navigate to the original file, and choose the views you want to import. Schedules can be right-click copied from the project browser and pasted into the new project. I think you can do that with drafting views, too, but I'm not positive.

      All live views of the model will have to be created.

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        #4
        It will copy all the families that are selected in the 3D view, but not detail components or other 2D, view-specific families/objects (text, dimensions, etc.). You could go view-by-view and copy/paste that info from one project to another.

        I'm not sure, however, why using transfer project standards isn't moving the annotation you want. You might want to try and copy the annotation families from the template to the old project file, rather than vice versa.

        Arcturis
        BIM Manager
        Associate Architect

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          #5
          hi rosskirby,
          thank you for ur help.
          so I tried copy n pasting the 3d model to 3d view. and you are right about the 2d components dont get transferred.
          ill try view by view

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            #6
            I copied from a 3d View to paste into the new project. The paste option is greyed-out. What did I do wrong?

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              #7
              Joss,

              If the desired result is to just get a bunch of annotation families into your existing project, just load them in. If they are replacing other, existing families, you can use the "select all instances" for one of the items, then switch them to the "new" family. If you need lineweights, linestyles, object styles and such, the transfer project standards is what you want.

              HTH,
              Tom
              Tom Whitehead
              BIM Herder & Revit Wrangler
              Portland, OR

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                #8
                Mhawley,

                Depending on where you are pasting, could be anything. First, I'd make sure you are in a 3d view in both projects. Then I'd copy from A, move to B and try "Paste Aligned, Same Place".

                An alternative, is to like project A into project B, then use the bind tool to get all the modeled elements in. Then you can ungroup the model and be able to manipulate from there. You'll loose 2d/view based elements either way though.

                HTH,
                Tom
                Tom Whitehead
                BIM Herder & Revit Wrangler
                Portland, OR

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by joss View Post
                  I created a project on an old template 'A' which template doesn't have the annotations I want. I have tried "Transfer project standards" but it doesn't seem to be updating for some of the annotations family I created in template 'B'.

                  So now I want to move my project (a residential project) that I completed on template A to template B.

                  How do i do this? I am sure it's not a copy and paste right?
                  I would suggest (and am ;-) to link project A (origin to origin) into project B and then bind the link and then ungroup it to get the most into the new file...still no views but if you are smart with levels you can bring them in as well... Insert Views From File will work with some views, Transfer Project Standards other items, Schedules I bring the sheets they are on so I also get the correct size ;-)

                  I say 'smart' regarding Levels such as this:
                  1) In Project B delete all levels except the lowest one and rename it "Delete Me", let Revit rename associated views!
                  2) Link, Bind project A, allowing Levels (and grids?) to come across
                  3) Ungroup
                  4) Delete the Level "Delete Me"
                  -J
                  http://about.me/JayZallan
                  Tweet, Link or Blog me up!!!

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