We work the same way as Mark, with "underground" stories to create our Hotlink masters for hotels, hospitals, schools, and residence halls. It is a system that's difficult to explain, requires a long sequence of steps to update, and is riddled with little bugs.
Much of the power of design software comes from the ability to reuse and multiply. Hotlinks and GDL Libraries do a great deal, but they are relics of slower hardware. We should be able to easily edit Modules in real-time to update an array of copies, such as units in an apartment building, with all text and tags adjusting to the orientation. The hardware can now handle embedding more information within the project file, and with Teamwork projects shared around the world, external links have become a nuisance. We need to be able to embed Modules, as Sketchup uses Components and Revit uses Groups. This also impacts the workflow for Details as well.
We NEED the ability to Hotlink a Module into the plan WITHOUT linking to a Story, such as inserting into a Worksheet. This would make great Legends and/or Visual Favorites, with office-wide updating. Of course, this would require that Worksheets can contain 3D Elements (Walls, Slabs, etc.).
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