Archiving central files must be done carefully or else the archived version will remain linked to the original. In most cases this would be undesirable. So be certain to save the copied and archived file as its own central to prevent any issues.
- [Instructor] In this video…let's talk about archiving a project.…When you do a major milestone or an issue,…you typically like to keep a version of the project…and put it away somewhere for safe keeping.…You know, it's kind of an extra backup…or just to have a record of what was issued…at a particular point in time.…Now, there are a couple of ways…that you could approach that.…One option is to just simply generate a multi-sheet pdf…of the state of the project, you know,…at the time when you issued it.…
And use that pdf as your archive.…The trouble with that is it's not a model.…So, if for some reason you ever needed to reopen that model,…you know, the pdf wouldn't give you access to doing that.…Some would argue that's fine, because the pdf…is meant to record a point in history.…And if you open up the model and change it,…then you're changing that point in history.…So, it kind of defeats the purpose.…So, if you're content to do the pdf,…then that's the easiest way to archive a project…is just whatever the submission date is,…
Paul F. Aubin teaches you the skills you need to create your central model, configure worksharing settings, and perform ongoing maintenance as the project progresses. Learn how to move a central file, update links, upgrade projects, open local copies in detached mode, and archive the project when it's done. Plus, find out how to monitor sharing and user activity. This course covers all the skills you need to manage worksharing projects from start to finish.
Need to train your users? Have them watch the companion course, Revit Worksharing: Users, which covers the details of creating, editing, and syncing local files.
- Understanding worksets
- Creating a central model
- Moving a central file
- Updating links
- Using worksharing templates
- Archiving a project
- Detaching from central
- Turning off worksharing