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    Insert a Linked Revit File

    I linked my porte-co into my house file, but now I want it to be part of the file, not linked. What's the best way to do this? Is there an easy button?

    I tried to paste it in, but I'm getting some constraint errors.

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    Select it and hit the Bind button in the option bar.

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    Cool, that's what I thought. That will make it so it's like I drew it in the project, right? It won't be a group or anything? Or can I just ungroup it (if it is)?

    Ah, I'm scared to do it! I don't want to mess up the project. It's giving me the "unlinking cannot be undone" message.

    I thought I was being smart by linking it. Maybe not.
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    Itll make it a group; if you ungroup it, its just like you made it in the project. No worries, its not that big of a deal. You can always regroup it, and then convert the group to a link as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    Is there an easy button?
    HEY! don't be messing with my Easy Button!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Itll make it a group; if you ungroup it, its just like you made it in the project. No worries, its not that big of a deal. You can always regroup it, and then convert the group to a link as well.
    hey Aaron, once you ungroup the former link I'm assuming that there is no way to have some sort of "selection set" to make the regroup a simple matter. It would seem that for a complex bunch of link geometry that it would be tough to get it all back together ?? Maybe make a copy of the group and ungroup the copy ? It always scares me going down a path that I can't see the end of...

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    Why would you need to regroup it, since the file that was once linked is still a file. You could just relink it, right?

    There should be an easy button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    Why would you need to regroup it, since the file that was once linked is still a file. You could just relink it, right?

    There should be an easy button.
    makes sense I guess. To me if you put a steak in the meat grinder it doesn't ever want to be a steak again. But I guess Revit is smart enough to make a group from the link rather than covert the link to a group. I haven't had any reason to do this but I'm going to try it out just for my own education.

    As I said on the other side of the fence, I'm working on the Easy Button Family. If only I could figure out what family template to use

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    I never thought of that. Surly Revit wouldn't do anything to the linked file. Buy ya never now.

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    I wouldnt ungroup it, personally. If i thought (once upon a time) that it should have been a link, i probably still want it segregated in some fashion.

    Converting a group to a link isnt flawless anyway. It does it in to a blank file, and not in anything resembling an office template, which really sucks with things like Phase Filters, and Object Styles.

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