Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Revit has a Wblock Feature Too?

Read a post a couple days ago that AutoCAD has WBLOCK to write information out to a new file. It went on to say that Revit does not. Technically true, no Wblock command. It got me thinking that the "Save as Group" feature however does much the same thing, select elements, create group, Application Menu > Save As > Group. This takes your selected items (the group) and writes them to a new .rvt (project) file. In essence the "same" thing as Wblock.

The subject of the post I read was about splitting a project up. The method advocated is to use Save As to create a separate project and then clean out everything you don't want to keep. The Save as Group approach could/would/should work too. Regardless the hard part isn't Save as...it's carefully filtering/selecting everything.

As you were...

3 comments:

Fernando Oliveira said...

the save as group, export the information you select, but "template free", the save as and clean up, mantain all the template information. To split a project, I use preferencially the first metod, ans open link the group to a new project with the same template, where I bind it if needeed.

Jean-Paul Trehen said...

Before exporting the group, it's recommended to move the origin of the group to a known point of the primary project.

Malleristic-Revitation said...

I wouldnt use it for splitting up a project, personally, but its great for making mini libraries and insertable Office Standards, replete with notations in multiple drawings.