Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using links instead of xrefs, part of Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit.
A mainstay in many an AutoCAD user's daily workflow is the External Reference or X-ref.…So you may be wondering, does Revit has this critical functionality?…Well, the answer is yes, it does.…Revit has links which are functionally equivalent to X-refs and nearly all ways.…So I'm in a file here called Office, and I've got two tiled windows open, the Site Plan…on my left and 3D Perspective view on my right.…And there is already one link file in this file here, so if I move my mouse around here…on screen in the Site Plan, you see that these are individual objects.…
These are roofs, and there are some skylights here and so forth.…But if I come out to here, and I click, you can see that the entire Site Plan highlights…as a single piece, that's a Revit link which again is functionally equivalent to an X-ref.…So in other words just like in X-ref, what happens is you take one Revit Project, and…you link it into a second Revit Project and the link will maintain a connection back to the original file.…So you can see over here with the selected that on the Properties palette it says that…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- Comparing AutoCAD and Revit
- Customizing Revit settings
- Exploring the Revit interface
- Organizing with categories versus layers
- Understanding families and groups versus blocks
- Using links instead of Xrefs
- Tracing, nesting, and exploding CAD files
Skill Level Intermediate
Revit Architecture: Advanced Modelingwith Paul F. Aubin7h 16m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with Revit
3. Using AutoCAD Files in Revit
4. Working with AutoCAD Architecture
Using the IFC format7m 54s
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