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    Linked Revit files OFF by default

    Is there no way to link a Revit file and have it off in all views by default?

    It sure would be easier to turn it on in one view, instead of off in 100 views.
    Dan

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    I think you could open V/G in the view where you have inserted the link. From the Revit Links tab, turn off that link. Close V/G and create a view template from this view, unchecking all the other overrides, leaving only "V/G Overrides RVT links" on. Then, turn the link back on in the original view, and apply the template to other views. Since the other portions are off, this template will not override other things in the other views, just the Revit links portion.

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      #3
      That brings up a related questioned I've had for a while. What's the difference between opening every view and turning it off in VG, and resetting a view template to every view? I mean, I still have to open the view, go to the properties and select the template. Then go to the view tab and select "apply template to view". Unless I'm missing something. Is there a quicker way?
      Dan

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        #4
        You don´t have to open a view to apply a view template to it. From the project browser, select multiple views > right click > apply view template > select a template > OK.
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          #5
          And another thing...........lol

          I'm sure this is default behavior, but why can't I open a linked file and the file it's linked into at the same time? I can have a cad file open at the same time when it's linked into revit. Why not let me edit the linked file, then reload it without having to close the current project?
          Dan

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            #6
            Originally posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
            You don´t have to open a view to apply a view template to it. From the project browser, select multiple views > right click > apply view template > select a template > OK.
            Well damn Alf, that makes sense! Thanks for the tip. I knew there had to be a quicker way. :beer:

            So let me ask you this. Other than expanding all of my categories and holding the ALT key while selecting all the views, is there a way to select all views? CTRL A doesn't work. lol
            Dan

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              #7
              Other than this, I don´t know of other ways: Expand the views folders first, then apply a normal Microsoft Windows group selection: click the first item (view), hold the shift key, click the last item.
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                #8
                Oh be careful doing somthing like this. tripple check your view template and make sure you have it 110% correct. also think carefully about each view and what is in it. If you have any custom properties set the template will wipe them out.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
                  Oh be careful doing somthing like this. tripple check your view template and make sure you have it 110% correct. also think carefully about each view and what is in it. If you have any custom properties set the template will wipe them out.
                  Not if I only have a check by the link files, right? Everything else is unchecked so it won't override it.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                    Not if I only have a check by the link files, right? Everything else is unchecked so it won't override it.
                    Yes, the only overriden portion will be what is checked in the view template, the Revit link portion.
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