A View Reference, in Revit, is what we all think of as a section, elevation, callout or detail 'marker' that acts as a hyperlink to an existing Revit view. The most common application of this idea is where you may have a conventional detail, placed as a Drafting View, and then throughout the project you can place detail markers that refer to that same Drafting View.

Fig 1: The use of the conditional formula within Revit can lead to inaccurate results.[/caption] The ability to edit the Referring View was introduced with the release of Revit 2015. Now, with the latest version of Ideate BIMLink we are able to review and also to edit all of the Referring Views at once. See how it's done in this video: Ideate BIMLink - Managing View References

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Glynnis Patterson, NCARB - Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development Services at Ideate, Inc. and continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. In her spare time Glynnis does volunteer work for and @GVPinNJ