Aug 22, 2023
Tagging elements in Linked models in Revit
Tagging and Linked models
In many companies, the documentation model differs from the modeling environment. Often, distinct teams are responsible for annotation and documentation. The documentation model acts as a central hub for all sheets and views, linking other models to it. With the latest version of Smart Annotation, you can now tag elements within these linked models.
Features and Tips
Features of Smart Annotation:
Easily select and tag elements within the linked model.
Smart Annotation optimally places tags, avoiding overlaps in both the main and linked models.
Tips for Using Smart Annotation:
Ensure the tag families are present in the model before using the app.
Due to Revit API limitations, remember that Smart Annotation can't tag and arrange elements from both linked and main models simultaneously.
How to tag linked files?
Tagging in linked files closely mirrors the process for main models. The key distinction: after selecting "Tag and Arrange," you have the option to target the linked model:
Examples of Linked Model Tagging
Here is an example of a combined services model where all the MEP services are linked into a documentation model.
Avoiding elements in the Linked files
To prevent overlapping tags on items within linked files, simply tick the checkbox below. This is especially useful if you aim to keep room names or walls in the architectural linked model unobstructed.
Keep in mind, when you choose "Include the linked files", the preferences set in the 'Masked element' section will extend to both your model and the linked files. For instance, if you deselect 'rooms', tags will be omitted from rooms in both your primary model and any linked models.
You can see in the example below the app has avoided the room names and the walls.