Delete a workset

Is it possible to delete a workset? I’m a bit stumped by it.

Part of a the workflow I’m doing is:

  1. Delete worksets with prefix “+Links_”
  2. Create new worksets from rvt link names with prefix ("+Links_"
  3. set link instance & type worksets to a workset with their file name in it.

Step 2 & 3 is working fine, but can’t get step one down at all, and end up deleting manually every time.

2017-07-24_Worksets-Delete-Links.dyn (10.7 KB)

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I looked at this a few months ago. I know that you can create a workset, but I don’t believe you can delete one. Unless I"m mistaken, I don’t think the API has a method to do this yet.

Try the tool.eraser node which I think is in spring nodes. I haven’t seen much it won’t delete. Feed in the workset element and see what happens. Be sure you’re detached and insulated from tea member’s efforts as it may cause stability issues.

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It’s worth trying that node.

The issue is that in the API worksets are identified by a Workset Id as opposed to the typical Element ID. I was never able to find a deletion method that accepts a WorksetId.

Just tested myself - fails. I’ll see if I can think of any other methods up while I sleep but I think you may be right in that it may not be possible to automate.

Thats a shame, at least i know it’s not just me!

Having the same issue. Tool.Eraser did not work for me even though the Worksets are set to Editable

Hi there,

See here:

You can’t delete a workset using Dynamo.


See also the thread at the Revit Forum below

Unfortunately, Revit API does not provide this functionality yet.