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    Lock a Linked Project?

    I've got an Architect's .rvt project file linked into a project that I'm working on and I keep selecting it by mistake and copying or moving it along with what's supposed to be copied or moved. How would one go about locking the position of a linked file? I tried the Save Positions button in Manage Links but it doesn't seem to do anything.

    oops, posted in the wrong place. Can someone move this to RAC General for me?
    Last edited by Dave Jones; March 9, 2011, 07:48 PM. Reason: posted in wrong forum
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    Put it in design options.
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      #3
      Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
      Put it in design options.
      can I get a clue as to how to do that?
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        #4
        Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
        ... How would one go about locking the position of a linked file? I tried the Save Positions button in Manage Links but it doesn't seem to do anything.
        Jut pin it. (Modify > Pin > select the link). Next time you select it by mistake when trying to move objects, you will get an error message saying "Can't move pinned element."
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          #5
          Pinning would prevent you for accidental movement.

          Design Options wouldnt even allow you to select the link unless you were in the active design option.

          Manage Ribbon, Design Options. It works a lot like Worksets. I am pretty sure the HELP MENU has a good explaniation of how it work. I am not good at describing things.
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            #6
            Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
            Pinning would prevent you for accidental movement. Design Options wouldnt even allow you to select the link unless you were in the active design option.
            That is absolutely correct.

            Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
            Manage Ribbon, Design Options. It works a lot like Worksets. I am pretty sure the HELP MENU has a good explanation of how it work. I am not good at describing things.
            That is exactly why I thought that pinning would be a much easier solution than design options. Another easy alternative is the funnel (Filter) to exclude "Revit links" from selection sets before using the Move tool.
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              #7
              Originally posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
              Jut pin it. (Modify > Pin > select the link). Next time you select it by mistake when trying to move objects, you will get an error message saying "Can't move pinned element."
              simple as that! Thanks Alf!!
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                #8
                Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
                simple as that! Thanks Alf!!
                Beware even if the Project is pinned you can still delete the link albeit there will be a warning with a "can be ignored" status.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by psteel View Post
                  Beware even if the Project is pinned you can still delete the link albeit there will be a warning with a "can be ignored" status.
                  yep, I've already run into that a couple of times. One has to be careful with crossing window selections
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                    #10
                    I would be very careful using the DO for anything else than what it's intended for. But that's probably because I learned the hard way that it can totally screw up your project without the ability to undo stuff (in this case you could simply accept the primary option when done I guess).

                    My preference would be pinning or worksets.

                    But I wonder: does this affect the ability to dimension or tag the linked elements?
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