How do I insert a link in Revit?

In the drawing area, select the linked Revit model. Click Modify | RVT Links tab Link panel (Bind Link). In the Bind Link Options dialog, select the elements and datum to include in the group, and click OK.

When you link a model into a project, Revit opens the linked model and keeps it in memory. The more links a project contains, the longer it can take to open. Linked models are listed in the Revit Links branch of the Project Browser.

Display a Linked Model by Linked View

  1. Open the view in the host model.
  2. Click View tab Graphics panel (Visibility/Graphics).
  3. On the Revit Links tab, for the linked model, do the following: …
  4. In the RVT Link Display Settings dialog, on the Basics tab, do the following: …
  5. Click OK twice.

On the Revit Links tab, for the linked model, do the following: In the Visibility column, select the check box. In the Display Settings column, make sure that By Host View displays. If By Host View does not display, click in the Display Settings column.

Link a CAD File

  1. Open the Revit model.
  2. If you want the linked file to display only in a particular view, open that view.
  3. Click Insert tab Link panel (Link CAD).
  4. In the dialog, for Files of type, select the desired file type.
  5. Navigate to the folder that contains the file to link, and select the file.
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Link Revit Models in BIM 360

  1. From the Insert tab in Revit, click Link Revit.
  2. Choose the BIM 360 drive in the file browser.
  3. Navigate through the project and folder structure to the location of your model.
  4. Select the model and click Open.

How do I find a linked file in Revit?

Whenever you open a project that is linked to a file, Revit retrieves the current saved version of the linked file. The path to the linked file displays in the Saved Path column of the Manage Links dialog.

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