I have a project with a separate building file and site file, each linked into the other by shared coordinates. When I linked the site file into the building, I moved it to the proper elevation based on the FF elevation of the existing portion of the building. Then I went to the site file and linked the building file back in via shared coordinates, and it all came in at the correct height. So far so good.
The issue we're running into now is how to change the elevation of the new portion of the building? My first thought was to move the building link while in the site file. Seems to make sense, since you are supposed to be able to have multiple instances of a building file linked into a site, in the case of identical buildings on a campus.
So I moved the whole building link up 5 inches. My plan was to move the existing building levels back down 5 inches back in the building file. So I get the normal message about saved locations, so I save the location of the building link under Manage Links. I save and then open the building file. It still showed the levels with the same shared elevation as what I had before!
I tried updating, saving, and I even tried moving the site down 5 inches in the building file. I think at one point I had moved the building a total of 10 inches, which of course wasn't right. I think I finally just did Relocate Project and moved it up 5 inches, then moved the existing building levels back down 5 inches.
Also at one point, while in the SITE file, when I tried to move the building, I got an error message saying that a bunch of spot elevations did not lie on their reference. But these spots were in the BUILDING file. How could I get an error about annotations in a separate file?? When the building file was STC and updated, all the spots disappeared, and we had to recreate them all over again.
So I guess my main question is, what is the proper procedure for updating a building's floor elevation if it has to change in the middle of the project? I know the procedure for getting it set up initially, with acquiring coordinates and all that. I just don't seem to know the correct way to revise the building elevation if needed.