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I have a site with identical buildings. I'd like them to have different siding, colors, etc.

To save on file size (which is already huge), I copied just the plan layers to a new document and linked it to the site plan (which has the original plans). The linked bldg appears to use the styles and classes (which have the same names but different attributes) of the original document. So my idea doesn't work.

How do the styles and classes work in referenced files? What is the best way to do this?



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Scott- In the new file that you created, apply whatever you want the building to look like (ie fills, textures, etc). The settings from the original file should over-ride the class defaults of the target file. We have a similar situation right now, and we are not having that particular issue.

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Well I closed both files and reloaded them from scratch.

The bldg 1 file (contains site plans as well) is blue with cream trim.

The bldg 2 file is yellow with white trim.

The referenced Bldg 2 (in Bldg 1's file) is blue with cream trim. So it doesn't work.

I was going to place the Bldg 2 model on the site plan so it would render one of each bldg.

I could copy all the layers and add new classes and assign them to everything but it seems wasteful...

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