Working with linked files in Revit can be great… except when you have to just quickly edit the linked file. If you haven’t noticed, you can’t just open the linked file without unloading in from the main file. Watch the video below to learn how to edit a Revit link faster.
The workaround is simple. Just open up another instance of Revit. If you are using windows 7-10, you will have to right-click on the Revit icon on your taskbar, and click on Revit to open up another instance. Open up the linked file in the 2nd Revit, do what you gotta do and save the file.
Go back to the main file and right-click on the Revit links in the Project Browser and select reload. If you know that you will be editing the linked file a lot, you can always keep that second instance of Revit open, so that you will not have to open it every time you need to make a change.