How do I remove a link in Revit?

Go to manage links- select the revit link and unload the link, then remove.

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. Unload linked models to temporarily remove them from the project.


  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).

Individual elements in linked models can be hidden in the host project as shown below. To select an element in a linked model, roll your cursor over the element and press until only that element highlights. Then, right-click and select Hide in View > Elements.

Click Manage tab Project Location panel Position drop-down (Mirror Project). In the Mirror Project dialog, select an option: North to South flips the model vertically around a horizontal axis that intersects the internal origin.

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Select Elements in a Linked Model

  1. If needed, enable the Select Links option.
  2. In the drawing area of a view of the host model, move the cursor over the element in the linked model.
  3. Press Tab until the desired element is highlighted, and click to select it.

How do I edit a Revit file?

Open the Family Editor

  1. Select an instance of the family in the drawing area, and click Modify | tab Mode panel (Edit Family).
  2. Double-click an instance of the family in the drawing area. Note: The double-click editing behavior is determined by the setting for the Family element type in the Double-click Options.

What’s a linked file?

A link is a symbolic connection or pointer to a single file that allows you to access it from more than one directory. You can set up a link to a file in a restricted directory, allowing access to the file without providing access to the directory.

How do I unhide a Revit connection?


  1. Reveal hidden elements: Open the view in the host model and click (Reveal Hidden Elements) on the View Control Bar. …
  2. 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 you mirror a callout in Revit?

In the parent view [a section in your case] select the callout view. In the properties pane, look for the option under “Extents” to choose the “Parent View”. change it to . Now go to a ceiling plan or another view that will intersect the callout.

How do you mirror in Revit without copying?

Mirror Elements

  1. Do one of the following: Select the element to mirror, and on the Modify | tab Modify panel, click either (Mirror – Pick Axis) or (Mirror – Draw Axis). …
  2. To move the selected item (rather than making a copy of it), clear Copy on the Options Bar.
  3. Select or draw the line to use as a mirror axis.
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