Revit Schedule Doors for Linked Files with Options

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Revit is good at options. You may have some ideas you need to present to a client and these may include options for many things.
An option set, for instance, for what the staircase must look like, square or round?

At the same time, one may have options sets for other aspects of the design.

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When the client is consulted and the design is accepted, the other design options are removed.

Sometimes, in exceptional circumstances, it is required to link Revit files with options into a container file.

Let us suppose a Linked file contains three options: Doors West, Doors South and Doors East. Let’s further suppose that there are three instances of the link and that the visibility graphics overrides for these link instances are set each to the respective options.

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Is it possible to create a door schedule for the doors even though they are within options in Revit Link instances?

The answer is yes, most certainly. Create the door schedule, and state that linked instances must be included.

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With the schedule open, open the Visibility Graphics Overrides for the schedule (an instance property on the property ribbon).

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Override the Links to show their options as they were set in the Link Instance visibility graphics overrides.

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If you are interested in the more advanced workflows for Revit, contact Micrographics so we may advise you, or come and join us in training to learn some more of these skills. We are our one-stop shop for a design office!

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