Revit has 4 main categories for worksets:
The only category directly accessible to users (to change the workset assignment) is User-Created.
In Revit 2013 or earlier you may occasionally notice a model element (such as a wall, door, family, etc.) on a View workset. View worksets are not user selectable and are instead managed by Revit internally. So how did this happen? This could occur under the following scenario:
- The user selects and enters an edit mode for an element on a view workset. Some examples include plan regions, detail groups, or filled regions
- Instead of using ‘Finish Edit Mode’ or ‘Cancel Edit Mode’ the user instead clicks Undo to exit edit mode
- Now back in the project, the user starts adding model elements, such as walls. The walls are placed on the current View workset instead of the active User-Created workset (until the user opens the workset dialog or changes the active workset):
This behavior was improved in Revit 2014. Using Undo to exit edit mode will correctly reset the active workset.
For earlier releases you can easily isolate elements that may be on an incorrect View workset and assign them to a specific User-Created workset.
First to isolate model elements on view worksets:
- Create a new 3D View and turn on all categories in Visibility / Graphic Overrides
- Set the view ‘Discipline’ to ‘Coordination’
- In Visibility/Graphic Overrides > 'Worksets' tab, set every workset ‘Visibility Setting’ to ‘Hide’ > OK to close the dialog
- Any element that is visible should be on view workset. This makes it easy to identify inconsistencies in workset assignment
To move the elements to the desired User-Created workset:
- Set the Active Workset to the workset you wish the model element onto
- Cut to Clipboard
- Paste Aligned to Same Place. The model element should now be on the active workset. If it worked correctly you should not see the element again until you adjust the Visibility / Graphic Overrides > Worksets tab, and set ‘Visibility Setting’ back to not use ‘Hide’