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Revit Model Size Troubleshooting
Revit Model Size Troubleshooting

What to do if you are unable to upload your model to Layer because it is too large a file

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Written by Zach Soflin
Updated over a week ago

Layer has recently expanded its limits to now support models up to 5 GB.
If your model is still too large, there are a few things you can do to greatly reduce the size of your model:

Purge your model before uploading to Layer

Purging your model is the best and most effective way to reduce it's file-size. Purging removes any un-used families, views, and other content from your model. You can find instructions for how to purge your model here β†’

Convert imported CAD or Image files to Links

Instead of importing your CAD or images directly into your model (making them a part of your model, and adding to it's size) consider linking them instead. This way the files are stored externally, instead of being stored within the Revit file.

Deleted un-used or redundant Views & Sheets

Views and sheets both take up room in your model. Remove any un-used or redundant views from your model to reduce the size of your model file.

Do you have overly complex families? Simplify them

Complex or highly-detailed model families can quickly weigh down your model. Consider replacing highly-detailed model families with simpler ones if their complexity is not necessary.

Tried everything above? Contact us, and we can help.

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