Frequent question: Why is my linked model not showing up in Revit?

Why is a linked model not showing in Revit?

On the Revit Links tab of the Visibility/Graphics Overrides dialog, select the check box in the Visibility column for the linked model. Check display settings: If the Visibility setting is already turned on for the linked model, check the Display Settings column of that dialog.

How do I enable linked models in Revit?

In the RVT Link Display Settings dialog, on the Basics tab, do the following:

  1. Select By linked view.
  2. For Linked view, select the view in the linked model whose display settings you want to use for the linked model in the current host view.

How do you control visibility of linked model in Revit?

Select the element in the Revit link that needs to be hidden (the whole link will be selected). Click “Tab” until only the desired element is selected. Right-click > Hide in View > Element.

Why can’t I see my imported CAD in Revit?

Causes: The CAD file has values much higher than the 20 mile limit for geometry from internal origin that was applied for Revit. The values themselves are not a problem but the CAD file has reference blocks that refer to 0,0,0 which is the cause of not displaying the CAD link.

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How do I update a linked model in Revit?

To update links without closing the current project, you can unload and reload the links. To access tools for link management, click Manage tab Manage Project panel (Manage Links). To update linked models without closing the current project, you can reload the linked models.

How do I edit a linked model in Revit?


  1. Scroll to the bottom of the project browser and select the plus next to Revit links.
  2. Right click on the link you want to edit.
  3. Select Open (and Unload). …
  4. Make the changes you want then save and sync the file.
  5. Go to File > Close (this will close all windows for the link file that you were editing).

From the View select Properties > Graphics > Visibility/Graphics Overrides click Edit. Within the Visibility/Graphics Overrides dialogue, navigate to the Imported Categories tab. Click on the DWG Plus (+) button to expand the Categories. Select the appropriate categories and click Override.

How do you set the visibility of a linked file so that the annotations from a view in the linked file appear in the host file?

On the Annotation Categories tab, choose Custom from the drop down. Uncheck “Show annotation categories in this view” to suppress all annotations in that view, or uncheck only the annotations you want to remain visible, such as room tags.

Why is my visibility graphics greyed out in Revit?

The Visibility/Graphics window will be greyed out (as shown above) if its included in the View Properties of the View Template. So make sure you go into the View Template and update the Visibility/Graphics or change settings to not included Visibility/Graphics.

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How do I change the view range in Revit?

Modify the View Range

  1. Open a plan view.
  2. On the Properties palette, locate the View Range parameter, and click Edit. Alternatively, enter VR on the keyboard.
  3. In the View Range dialog, modify view range properties as necessary. …
  4. Click Apply to view changes.
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