Let’s face it, sometimes Shared Coordinates can be a pain. Issues may arise when trying to make small adjustments to very large numbers, and that comes up in other places in Revit too. In some cases, using “Specify Coordinates at a Point” has almost no effect, and you need to resort to workarounds like these.
In Revit, if we follow certain steps in a certain way we can solve these issues. It may seem a fiddly, but if you want to fix coordinates on an existing model, perhaps one of these methods will work for you.
Method 1 – Transfer Project Standards, Project Info
This transfers the ‘location’ data of a Shared Site…
On a real project, you will probably have a control model you can use in the workflow below. The control model needs to have some lines showing at the desired Project Base Point position, probably in a Linked View, as well as a SITE fixed named site that has the ‘correct’ shared coordinates.
- Open one of your models to fix
- Go to a Plan view
- Link in the COORDINATES file Origin-To-Origin
- Set Linked view – COORDINATES
- Turn on Site – Project Base Point
- Select it and ‘unclip’
- Transfer Project Standards (from the link) – Project Info
- Choose ‘New Only’
- Go to the Location – Site dialog box
- Set the SITE fixed to ‘Make Current’…