Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Linking another Revit file, part of Up and Running with Revit.
There's lots of reasons why you might choose to link a Revit project to your…exisitng project. When you create a link to a Revit project…you're embedding an entire Revit projct into your current project.…It will come in as a single object that you can move around and position relative…to the geometry in your existing project. And then, if the owner of that original…Revit linked file makes changes to that file, you can come back later and reload…the link and capture those latest changes to that file.…So, there's lots of times when you might choose to use this procedure and it might…involve collaboration on a project with other disciplines like other engineers and…so forth. Perhaps they're going to work in Revit.…
You're going to work in Revit. And you both link your files together.…If you're doing a multi-building campus project, each building might be a separate…linked file. So there's a lot of scenarios where it…would be appropriate to do your work in multiple Revit projects and then link them…together for coordination. So in this movie, what I'm going to do, is…
Note: The techniques shown in this course will work with any version of Revit, but due to backwards compatibility issues, the exercise files for this course will only work with Revit 2014. Unfortunately, we cannot downsave the files. Please see a Revit 2013 course for usable files.
- Understanding the different editions of Revit
- Setting up levels and grids
- Adding doors and windows
- Loading families
- Working with 3D views
- Dimensioning a plan
- Adding a schedule view
- Importing CAD files
- Linking to another Revit file
- Creating sheets
- Plotting a set of documents
- Generating a cloud rendering
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Will Revit 2014 files work in a previous version of Revit? Will the exercise files for this course work in Revit 2013?
A: Revit file formats are not backwards compatible. A new file format is introduced with each new release. Newer versions of Revit can open older version files without issue. However, files will be upgraded to the latest file format during the initial open. Once saved in the current version, there is no way to save them back to a previous version. Therefore, it is important to consider this issue carefully and discuss it with all project team members before beginning a project. For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa. All members of the team must collaborate using the same version/file format. This course was authored using Revit 2014. Therefore, its exercise files can be used with any flavor of Revit (Architecture, MEP, Structure, or LT) 2014 and later. Files cannot be opened with versions 2013 and prior.