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    Prototype file used for multiple projects - sheet organization - project north

    Hello!

    I have a revit file from corporate and this thing is immaculate. everything is detailed, tagged, called out, and just plain pretty. Only stressful bit has been that the project is being used in two different locations (with the possibility of many more).

    Because of constant adjustments and modifications from the client through CD phase, I decided to keep it as one file, rather than simply copying for each site, because once I copy it I'll have to do the exact same modifications twice. To handle the multiple sites I have used Design Options and just detailed the site in in Option 1 (location 1) and Option 2 (location 2) and just renamed the location in the titleblock. It has worked beautifully for my needs with that set-up, buuuut I've recently discovered that the project north is flipped between the two locations. With the project north flipped, Location 2 has the site plan oriented north up, but all other sheets and plans are oriented north down. Currently trying to convince client to orient site as north down, but client is particular about how they want to read drawings.

    Any ideas on how I can keep the file "smart" and avoid copying and doubling modifications?

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    Why not link the model into a new project? This way you can make changes in the linked projects to reflect the new modifications in all projects and have separate projects with sheets and site for each project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    Why not link the model into a new project? This way you can make changes in the linked projects to reflect the new modifications in all projects and have separate projects with sheets and site for each project.

    Originally, I had it set up just like that! Except the sheets and views didn't come with the linked file. Trying to avoid re-doing every view and sheet, and not wanting to have one file for the site plan sheet and another file for the other sheets, I decided the Design Options route was the faster method. Unless its possible to bring in views and sheets from the linked file?

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    You can choose a view of a linked file in your new project, so that would bring in the views, but you would have to make new sheets, but that can be a 1 time deal as well, setting them up in a template that you use for each new project with the same building with the views already on the sheets and all the work done.

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