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autoLink allows the user to create automatic updating view references where Revit can't. autoLink contains three primary modes of linking:

  1. Parameter Links - autoLink allows you to specify parameters (such as head and jamb details) that will be linked to views. Simply enter the view reference in those parameters and they will be automatically updated.
  2. Text Links - autoLink allows you to define the format of your sheet and view naming conventions. Simply type view references into standard Revit text notes and they will be recognized by autoLink and updated automatically when views change.
  3. Annotations - autoLink can turn a standard generic annotation family into a smart family that can reference a view and update automatically.


autoLink General Settings

autoLink Settings

The autoLink general settings are found at the bottom of the settings dialog and consist of two primary settings:

  1. View Reference Settings
    1. Temporarily Disable autoLink - If you prefer not to update your autoLinks every time you Save/Sync or Print, check this box and you can temporarily suspend the automatic updating capabilities.
    2. Show autoLink update list - Leave this checked if you would like to be notified of every autoLink or viewport that has been modified, otherwise you can uncheck this box for silent mode.
    3. Allow extra text - If this is checked autoLink will recognize additional text before and after the link (such as SIM or OH) and keep the text when updating a reference. IMPORTANT - if this option is checked, having spaces in the sheet or detail numbers will cause autoLink not to recognize the links. If your sheet and detail numbers contain spaces this box must be unchecked.
    4. When View Reference not found - This setting controls how autoLink behaves when a link is not found. This can happen if the user mis-types a link, when the view that is linked is removed from the sheet, or when the view is deleted. There are 3 options for dealing with broken links:
      1. Default Text - This will change the autoLink to display whatever text is in the 'Default Link' field (marked as 1a above) rather than an actual link.
      2. Previous autoLink - This option will revert back to the previous correct autoLink (if one is available).
      3. No Change - This option will continue to display the autoLink text even though it is incorrect.  If the “Show Error Message” check box is checked, the user will be reminded that this autoLink is incorrect during each update.
  2. Update autoLinks - Push this button to manually update the autoLinks in a project.
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