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    Default Making a workset not be visible by default AFTER creation

    As I was doing my regular Revit reading for the day, I came across a post on a blog that reminded me of a technique I used in the past to solve an issue with a workset that had been created incorrectly. You can read the original post here (thanks for the reminder!).

    When we create worksets, we are presented with a dialog to enter the Workset name. The dialog also has the option "Visible by Default in all views" checked by default. This means that the contents of the workset will be visible in all views if the view range or categories of the elements are such that they're visible in that view. However sometimes we want to uncheck that option so the contents of that workset are automatically made invisible in all views. We can then turn the workset on manually if desired. This is a great visibility management tool and we use it quite often in cases were the number of views were we want to see the link is significantly lower than the number of views where we don't want to see the contents of that workset (ex: linked site dwg, or an Architectural project linked into a Structural project).

    But after we create the workset, there is no way to change its behavior. That's when this tip comes into play! So here is the condensed version: We start by creating a new workset and this time we uncheck that option, so now our new workset behaves the way we want it to.Then we delete the old workset and when Revit asks us what to do with the contents, we merge them with the new workset. Refer to the attached images for more info.
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    Default Re: Making a workset not be visible by default AFTER creation

    Another nice Tip, Dave!!!!

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    Default Re: Making a workset not be visible by default AFTER creation

    Thanks! I'm sure you'll use it frequently

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    Default Re: Making a workset not be visible by default AFTER creation

    Wouldn't it be easier to set Workset visibility in the ViewTemplate?

    Something for the wishlist?

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    Default Re: Making a workset not be visible by default AFTER creation

    As of Revit 2011, you can now change global default visibility of a workset after creation.

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    Question Re: Making a workset not be visible by default AFTER creation

    I am trying to make a project template using an existing project with a workset 1with in the project, I don't need the work sets but I cant delete it, is this possible?

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    Default Re: Making a workset not be visible by default AFTER creation

    Quote Originally Posted by BillWill View Post
    I am trying to make a project template using an existing project with a workset 1with in the project, I don't need the work sets but I cant delete it, is this possible?

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    I don't believe that it is possible. Once a project is "Work Sharing Enabled" (i.e. has worksets) you can't make it not work sharing enabled.

    Your best bet may be to "Transfer Project Standards" to get information out of the Project and into your new template.

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    Default Re: Making a workset not be visible by default AFTER creation

    Well, there is a way, but you'll loose any views you created.

    Start a new project, link in the workshared file, Bind, the link, then explode it. No more worksets.

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    Default Re: Making a workset not be visible by default AFTER creation

    that's good tip Scott, at least it can be done to "disable" worksharing.

    except views, you still can salvage quite a lot of stuffs by using transfer project standard, save to new file (of schedule, sheet, etc.), etc.

    personally i won't need to disable worksharing for project template purpose, i just use that project file as "template" w/ standrad worksets, etc.

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    Default Re: Making a workset not be visible by default AFTER creation

    ..... that would make an interesting poll:
    Who here uses a pre-workshared standard template?

    I can imagine some pros:
    Pre-defined office standard worksets
    Carry-over of a full project's sheet layouts/formats

    and then some cons:
    Mandating worksharing from Day 1
    Additional work to modify pre-defined worksets for project specific reasons

    would love to read other's perspective of pros/cons!

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