Different packages give different element ID's

So i’m pulling Revit link information using Report Revit Links node from GeniusLoci and while playing around with different packages I noticed the node Get External File References and Details from Bakery is giving the incorrect element ID’s, it seems to be subtracting 1 from each ID number. I’m curious as to why this is.

Does anyone have an answer to this?

GeniusLoci 2019.8.23
Bakery 2018.4.301
Please note if this is a bug from previous versions note that I can’t update my packages.

This is likely a link document vs link instance (remember you can place the same link many times). Try selecting both element IDs in the project and see what you get for categories and parameters to try and confirm.


Hi Peter,

As @JacobSmall wrote it, in your picture the first list enumerates the IDs of the link instances and the other, the link types.
Please note that the ReportRevitLinks node has the type and instance as output.

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Yes this was the issue, thank you. I’ll need to keep an eye on this.

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