You can always import the layouts from another PLN and they will remain linked to the other file and will update when required.
Use the Organiser to drag them into your current file.
Then you could use those layouts as your trace reference.
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Barry wrote: You can always import the layouts from another PLN and they will remain linked to the other file and will update when required.
You could also place a drawing (View) from "an external Source" into a new/existing layout.
Saves having to open the source file and it'll be update-able.
Sorry for reviving the old thread. Just came across this issue in Archicad 18.
I have module file for various unit layouts and would like to reference the host file in these layouts while I'm editing them (all done as per Archicad Reference Guide). However when I save and close the module files some of them save the references from the host file and some don't (next time I open them its not there). Is it a glitch or am I doing something wrong. Thank you in advance.
For modeling, you can also hotlink your external file and place an instance onto an independent worksheet, then set that worksheet as a trace reference. In plan, objects and 2D graphic elements will show up even as you change stories.
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