This video discusses the overall concepts of worksharing and the basic terminology required to proceed in the course. The terms central and local model, workset, borrowed elements, and synchronize with central are defined.
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- [Narrator] In this video, I just want to take a moment to talk about the assumptions that I have made when designing this course. So I know you're anxious to get started learning about management of your Revit workshare-enabled projects. Let's just make sure that we're on the same page first in terms of what I'm assuming you're trying to get out of this course. For starters, I'm assuming that you are responsible in some way for the setup of workshare-enabled projects. That might include creating the central files, that might include setting up the links, and devising the worksharing naming strategy, any of those things.
I'm assuming that you might be responsible for the maintenance of workshare-enabled projects. So perhaps somebody else actually does the set up but then it's your job to maintain those files in that setup ongoing throughout the life of the project and the project team. Or, maybe you just desire a more complete understanding of worksharing and how it functions and the tools and techniques you would need to manage it effectively. If any or all of those describe you or your role within the firm, then this course will be useful for you. Now, let me share with you a few assumptions about the network setup at your office.
I'm assuming that you're on a LAN, a local area network. I'm assuming that that network is already set up and functioning and that you have IT personnel to support it, that you're not the one that's actually responsible for setting up the network, and even if you are the one who's responsible for it, that you're not looking to this course for tools and techniques on how to do that setup. We're gonna be focusing exclusively on the Revit side of the equation, not on the network infrastructure side of the equation.
I'm assuming that you're not on a wide area network, although that's not strictly required. It is okay if you do have a wide area network, it's just that I won't be addressing wide area network concerns directly. Now everything we talk about should function fine on a wide area network, it's just that I'm not going to be introducing that variable to our discussion. And as far as Revit Server goes, if you are in a wide area network, then you probably will be using Revit Server.
Revit Server is a separate tool that you can set up and install in your Revit workshare environment to help replicate your central models across the wide area network. And again, it requires some set up, it requires some support and some know-how. The help file covers Revit Server fairly well and because there are other factors like WAN accelerators and network topology and you know, the speed of your network and your pipelines and all these other factors and variables that involve the IT personnel and so forth, for all of those reasons, I again, will not be address Revit Server in this course, nor will I be addressing network structure, setup, or topology.
So we're gonna focus exclusively on the Revit side of things. But if you're interested in learning about how to manage Revit workshare-enabled projects, then those are the topics we'll be covering here and you can coordinate with your IT personnel for help on the network side of things.
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