Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a typical Revit worksharing enviornment, part of BIM Manager: Managing Revit.
- [Narrator] Because of the fact that multiple people can be in the same model at once, that opens up a good amount of well, we'll say issues. This video will have us setting up a work shared environment by turning on the worksets. I'm going to jump into Revit. Under projects, I'm going to go open. I'm going to browse where I'm keeping my exercise files. I'm going to go to my chapter three project. I'm going to go to Revit. I'm going to open up my architectural model and I'm going to grab this model right here. I'm going to click open. Perfect. Now what I'd like to do is turn on work sharing.
So I'm going to go to my collaborate tab. Now mine might be a little different than yours. I have autodesk collaboration for Revit, so that means I have a little bit different but it's close to the same. You might not have this but your worksets will be turned on. So, if you do have this button, go ahead and click it. If not, just wait a second. I'm going to click on collaborate. Now I want to collaborate within my network, so I'm going to click okay. Now, if you do have your worksets button and didn't have that, let's all just go ahead and click our worksets button.
Now we can see our worksets. Shared levels and grids, workset one. I'm going to click okay. Now we have to make sure we save this, so click save and we see our saved file as central model dialogue. That's okay, just click yes. Now notice that your save icon is grayed out and your synchronized icon is turned on. So if we click on synchronize and modify settings, we can click okay. Also if you click the drop down, you can avoid that dialogue box by just clicking on synchronize now.
Excellent. Now what I'd like to do is go back into my worksets and I want to make these uneditable. I want to click no for editable and I want to click okay. I want to synchronize it one more time and I just want to close out of it. Now if we'll go to open, notice that it's going to add a backup. Now if you select our model and click open, what it's going to do, it's going to create a local model on our C drive. Now, I've already opened this up and you'll get this message a lot, if you didn't get it now, that's fine.
You're going to get it in a minute. This file already exists. I want to override the existing file. And there we go. Go to level one. Now what we have is you'll see your file name underscore, then it has your username. So now if I go to Windows Explorer, if I go to my documents folder, you'll see that mine is filled with local models that I've had. That's where this goes. It's going to create a local copy onto your C drive that reads back into the central model.
I'm going to close out of here. Now we can synchronize our model and we can close out. We can close out of here. And again, notice when we go open, we select it down on the bottom, it's create new local, should always be automatically checked on. I'm going to cancel here. So that's how you set up worksharing.
- Setting up the Revit folder structure
- Creating a revision schedule
- Adding a symbol list
- Creating shared parameters
- Configuring your text
- Creating line types, weights, and patterns
- Configuring the underlay settings
- Creating custom grids
- Viewing templates
- Importing CAD details