Revit 2023 – Publish without Links has Limitations


I discovered recently that the “publish without links” capability of Revit does not necessarily exclude all link types from publishing. To be safe, therefore you should unlink all the non-Revit links in the model – just to be sure. If you decide to publish links in the model, you stand a good chance that other disciplines will have the links show up when they link in your model, and this is not good practice.

When you are ready to publish, open the Manage Links. You can leave the Revit links loaded, but if you want to make 100% sure to publish correctly, unload them.

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You should do the same for all the rest of the categories, including linked topographies.

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Once you have unloaded all the links, then synchronize. Return to the home page and click on the ellipses to drop down the commands. Publish without links.

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The result of this workflow is that only your model’s content will be published. If you left your links loaded then they would also have been published. This increases the time for the upload, and the reported size and necessitates the recipient of the tile to unload the link within your link.

If you do not have Autodesk collaborate but you do have docs, then of course you may want to publish a model with all the links included. This acts as a “federated” model that can be viewed in the cloud and issues may be created.

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