Understanding Revit Model Linking in BIM 360 Design
With the release of Autodesk BIM 360 Design, project teams now have greater flexibility in how they allow their model to be consumed by others using Revit Cloud Worksharing.
Indirect Linking – ‘Pull Down’ Published Models from Packages
Using this workflow, the model author makes their models available as ‘Packages’ using Revit’s Publish function. The consumer of this model may choose to ‘pull’ the updated model when they choose. The author may publish as often as they want, and the consumer may choose which iterations to consume.
When the model author Publishes their model from Revit, that model – and any Sets they’ve created – are sent to BIM 360 Design Collaboration in a Package. A newly published Package will show up in the Design Collaboration module in the Swimlane as an empty, white circle. This package is ready to consume.
In the image below, a member of the MEP team is consuming a package published by the Architecture team (designated by the white circle).
It’s useful to preview and ‘Explore’ a Package before choosing to consume it as your link. Exploring the package details will reveal the newly released items in a full model or sheet viewer, and will allow you to review changes made in the model since the last package was published by that team.
To link to models that are published in Packages, you make it available for linking by ‘consuming’ the package. To consume a package, click on the circle to select the it, then click the Consume button.
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