Keeping Views in Multiple RVT files consistent

28 Feb

What Revit Wants: Keeping Views in Multiple RVT files consistent.

Think of this scenario – you have 5 different Revit projects all linked together in various ways.  You want to ensure that there is some consistency in the way the Plan views appear (possibly because you intend to use Linked Views).

The answer – View Templates 2013 (of course).

First of all, make or open a Template file.  Set up the View Templates in this file.  Then save it, and Transfer Project Standards (View Templates) from this Template into the 5 other project files.

Apply the View Template to the applicable views in each of the 5 projects.

Now, when you want to update the View Template across all 5 projects:

  1. Open the Template file (it could be saved as an RTE or RVT in your project folder, such as View-Templates.rte)
  2. For each project RVT file:  Open it,
  3. Transfer Project Standards from the View-Templates.rte TO the Project file
  4. Overwrite!!!
  5. Rinse and repeat for all 5 project files.
  6. Your View Templates are now synchronised between all the RVT links.
  7. Your Views have automatically been adjusted due to the updated View Template definitions.

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