This tip, with a bonus YouTube video tutorial, shows how to hide the level lines and grid lines in a linked Revit model. This prevents duplication of grid and level lines in the current model.
Like many things in Revit, it’s easy to fix once you know where to look.
The problem I encountered is that when you link an external Revit model, let’s say a structural model, to a current model such as an architectural model, you get duplicated grid lines and level lines, using the default settings. See the image below:
The solution is to change the linked file’s Visibility/Graphics settings.
To do that, you must first change the linked model’s Display Settings from the default “By Host View” to “Custom.”
This is demonstrated in the video tutorial below.
I could not find a way to do this globally. It must be done on a view-by-view basis. If someone has found a way, please leave a comment below and I’ll share it with my readers.
Here’s the video, below. See it on YouTube by clicking VIDEO. Also check out my channel on YouTube by clicking HERE.
Have a great day, and Keep on CADDing! 🙂
The easiest way to do this is by turning off the Workset (Shared Levels and Grids) in the linked model.
Go to > Manage > Manage Links > select the linked model and then click Manage Worksets at the bottom. Select Shared Levels and Grids Workset and click CLOSE.
This will globally turn the grids and levels off in the linked model and they will not display in any view in the active model.
Tony, Thanks for your comment. I was looking for a way to change all of the views at once. When I follow your procedure and go to click on Manage Worksets, the button is grayed out. Any suggestions how to un-gray it? Thanks again, Mark
I believe the workset option is unavailable if no worksets are present in the linked model. Does the linked model contain worksets?
Thought I would share this: the “RVT link display settings” shown around 2:00 in the video does not appear to be available in Revit LT and I haven’t found a work around. This appears to be a deal breaker for using linked models in LT. If I’m missing something, please let me know.
Mark I didn’t notice until reading the comments that you are using Revit LT so the tip I was going to tell you about is useless. I was going to say use View Filters and View Templates, if you are interested I blogged about this a while back, hopefully someone will find it useful. http://bdmackeyconsulting.com/linked-grids-and-levels/
A reader asked about using Revit LT, however I’m using the full version of Revit. Thanks for the tip!
Whoever is controlling the grids should ask the other disciplines to copy/monitor them in their models. There will be no duplication between models once they’re linked in when this feature is used. So for example if the structural engineer creates the grids and you are the architect, simply link in the structural model, copy/monitor the grids and Bob’s your uncle, they’re “live” in your model. The architect in this case does not create any of their own grids. The best part is that if the struct engineer changes the grids, Revit will let you know when you reload their model. The same can be done for levels but usually you have separate architectural and structural levels anyway, so not as relevant.