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    By Garry Stockton

    The Manage Links dialog has tabs for Revit models, IFC links, CAD Formats, DWF Markups, Point Clouds, Topography, PDF’s and images. Under the tabs are columns that provide information about the link.


    1-Link Name                     Indicates the name of the model or file being linked.

    2-Status                              Indicates whether the link is loaded in the host model. The field will display as Loaded, Not Loaded or Not Found.

    3-Reference Type            Links can be nested in one another. How a link responds when the host project is linked into another project depends on Reference Type. If the type is set to Overlay, the linked model is not referenced in the new host project. If it is set to Attach, it displays in the new host project.

    4-Positions Not Saved   Indicates if the links position is saved in the shared coordinate system. This column applies to Revit and CAD links.

    5-Saved Path                    Location of the linked file or model. In worksharing, this is the location of the central model.

    6-Path Type                      Indicates whether the links saved path is relative, absolute or the Revit Server path. This column does not apply to point clouds.

    7-Local Alias                      If you are using file-based worksharing and you have linked to a local copy of the Revit model or IFC model instead of linking to the central model, its location displays here.