I’m currently getting used to using Rhino blocks and am starting to develop a usable system for use on large architectural projects.
Here’s my problem: I have models of say, furniture and doors etc, which are referenced into a Floor file eg. L1. These multiple floors (L1~L5) are then in turn referenced into a master model which is the Tower. The Tower file is to be sent to a third party, clean, with a curated set of information eg. floors with just doors
As you can see, currently everything is referenced and not embedded. Which means, when you come to view the Tower master model you cannot see the the door blocks unless you check “read linked block from this file”, problem then is that every other file referenced into the Floor file (L1) pops up such as the furniture as well as any other unwanted information that has been referenced in to the floor file, which is not what I wanted.
This means I need to explode the Floor files while I’m in the Tower file which explodes every item in the Floor file and I need to continue to clean up by deleting all unwanted items and layers in the Tower.
So, has anyone else come up with a better way of what I’m driving at? How do people treat blocks containing individual parametric items (eg. doors) as opposed to entire Floors? I’m positive that this is a common situation for Architects. Possibly a smart way of mixing embedding, referencing and worksessions?