Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Opening a collaborative team project, part of Up and Running with Revit.
In this movie, I want to talk briefly about what we do when we have a multiple…user team. In Revit, your entire project lives in a…single project file. This raises a problem when you have more…than one person on a team because only one person can access the project file at a…given time. So this would not make it very practical…for teams to work together. So what Revit offers is a feature called…work sharing. With work sharing, you have a central…file. And this file is typically stored on a…network server, can be any network server, any map drive will do the job.…
And then, each user on the project team creates what we call a local version or a…local copy of this file that they actually do the data they are working.…The local copy is created literally on the local hard drive.…And it maintains a connection back to the central file.…And what happens is every so often the users on the team will synchronize with…the central file. That will take their changes and publish…them to the central file and any changes made by their colleagues and bring them…
Note: The techniques shown in this course will work with any version of Revit, but due to backwards compatibility issues, the exercise files for this course will only work with Revit 2014. Unfortunately, we cannot downsave the files. Please see a Revit 2013 course for usable files.
- Understanding the different editions of Revit
- Setting up levels and grids
- Adding doors and windows
- Loading families
- Working with 3D views
- Dimensioning a plan
- Adding a schedule view
- Importing CAD files
- Linking to another Revit file
- Creating sheets
- Plotting a set of documents
- Generating a cloud rendering
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Will Revit 2014 files work in a previous version of Revit? Will the exercise files for this course work in Revit 2013?
A: Revit file formats are not backwards compatible. A new file format is introduced with each new release. Newer versions of Revit can open older version files without issue. However, files will be upgraded to the latest file format during the initial open. Once saved in the current version, there is no way to save them back to a previous version. Therefore, it is important to consider this issue carefully and discuss it with all project team members before beginning a project. For example, it is not possible for the architect to use a newer version of the software than the consulting engineers and vice-versa. All members of the team must collaborate using the same version/file format. This course was authored using Revit 2014. Therefore, its exercise files can be used with any flavor of Revit (Architecture, MEP, Structure, or LT) 2014 and later. Files cannot be opened with versions 2013 and prior.