Did you create a new Layer Element that now needs to be attached to Revit? Did you accidentally detach a Revit element from Layer? 

No worries, follow these instructions for linking Layer Elements to Revit. Note that if you imported Revit Elements into Layer, those Elements are automatically linked. There's no need to re-link them unless they were detached. 

In order to connect a Layer Element to Revit, the Element needs to be created within an existing Revit Category. These Categories come from first attaching a Revit model to Layer. Need help attaching your Revit model to Layer? No problem, view this easy tutorial for attaching a Revit model to Layer.

1. Log in to Layer or create a new account.

Make sure that a Layer Project has been created before attaching the Revit model. 

2. Create an Element in Layer.

(If you already created an Element, skip down to Step 5.)

Click the Create Elements button in the bottom navigation bar to create a new Layer Element. 

3. Enter the Element name and associate it with an existing Revit Category.

In this instance, we are creating a new Element in the Room Category. Remember, to connect a Layer Element to Revit, the Element must be created within an existing Revit Category, indicated by the Revit "R" logo.

Click the + Create Element button to finish.

4. Select the Element in the Dashboard

Add data, photos, files, notes, and tasks that are viewable in Revit. 

5. Open Revit to link the Layer Element to existing or new geometry.

Note that the Revit geometry needs to be created in the same Category as the Layer Element. For this example, we are using the Rooms Category. 

6. Link the Elements

Go to the LAYER tab, and click the Link Elements button.  

7. Select the Layer Element from the list and click the Pick Element button.

8. Select the Revit geometry in the model that will be linked to the Layer Element.

9. Select additional Elements

The Link Element dialogue box should now re-appear. To link multiple elements at once, click the next element from the list and pick its associated geometry. Click the Link Elements button to finalize the connection between Revit and Layer.

10. The Layer and Revit Elements are now connected.

Clicking on the Revit geometry will now pull up the Layer element in the side panel, and vise versa. 

Need more help? Contact us at help@layer.team

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