Monday, February 23, 2009

RE: Link, The quest continues ....

Just a quick note about rendering with linked models.

In order for your linked model to render properly you need to :

A) make sure your model is linked to the current construction phase or your view is set to show complete. Otherwise everything in the linked model will render as grey.

B) Any custom material you create & assign to your geometry in the linked file needs to also be created in the file you are rendering from. They absolutely need to be called the same thing otherwise you get the following (unless you want to have red & black checker board wall finishes):


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Link & the quest for the princess

Ever get this message? The real problem? Well when you get this message it means that you have files that have been linked into that linked revit file that can no longer be loaded into the project. This reinforces my belief in limiting the number of cad files linked into a project to one or none. The solution to solve this message is simple: unlink or relink any & all cad files in the linked revit file.