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Beware of the option Disjoin when moving elements in Revit.

A - answer The function "Move" (MV) in Revit offers the option "Disjoin" which will break associations of the moved element to other objects in your project. It can be used e.g. to move a wall or pipe that is joined to another element, or to move a hosted element from its current host to a new host. But Move with this option in fact performs a Cut (delete) of the original element and then Pastes it as a new object. This brings important consequences you have to consider before using this option. Moreover, this option setting is stored between sessions so you may use it inadverently for the next Move.

  • the moved element will have a new ID (database "element number")
  • elements associated with the moved element will be deleted (most will issue a warning but this may be ignored) - e.g. tags, element-based families, dimensions, keynotes, views
  • be careful especially when moving Levels - all views associated with this Level will be deleted!

In some cases (worksets), it may be difficult to Undo this operation.

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See also:
Tip 13737:Formatting leading zeros in AutoCAD fields (and automatic field update).
Tip 13694:Individual modification of elements in AutoCAD dynamic arrays.
Tip 12966:TrimArr - trim a dynamic array to a boundary curve.
Tip 8545:How to move a part from parent assembly to existing subassembly?
Tip 7811:Nature doesn't use right angles.

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