Revit keeps a log of each time a synchronize is made. This log records the user name, time, and, if the user provided one, the comment made during synch. This can be useful information when troubleshooting in the project. Likewise, there is a restore backups command that uses the same history as a way to help us roll back changes to a previously saved state of the file.
- [Narrator] I this video I wanna talk about viewing…the history of a file, and also restoring backups.…So, your workshare enabled projects keep a complete history…of each time that they are saved and synchronized.…And you may recall in some of the previous videos that when…I talked about synchronizing there was that comment field,…and I said that if you put a comment here…that it would be recorded in the history.…So, one of the things that we're gonna see here…in this video is where those comments appear.…How we can actually view that history.…So let's start with viewing the history.…
You don't even need to have a project open…in order to do this.…So you do have to have Revit open.…And what I'll do is I'll go to the Collaborate tab here,…and it'll pop open, and you've got this Show History button…right here.…So I'll just click that.…And this will bring up a Browse window.…And you can either browse to your Revit local files…or you can browse to the Central file.…Now, I think it makes a little more sense…to go to the Central file.…
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