Copying elements from link

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You can copy elements contained within a linked RVT file into your host file without  having to open the linked file directly.

  1. Open the host file, i.e. the one with the linked file in it.
  2. Put the cursor over an element which is in a link, then use the TAB key to highlight, and then click to select.
  3. CTRL+C on the keyboard to copy it from the link.
  4. CTRL+V on the keyboard to paste it into the host.
  5. Click to place.

Note, this seems to only work on Host or Component elements. Elements which need a host (i.e. are hosted) don’t seem to work.

Chad is a consultant to the AEC industry, a design technologist, VDC advocate, BIM Manager, early Revit adopter, and public speaker.