Sometimes you want to open a model "read only" to look around without making changes. While you can close a model without saving changes, you still might find yourself the owner of elements that must then be relinquished. Open detached prevents this by severing the link to the central model and creating a completely separate file that stands on its own. Use with caution however, as there is no "reattach" option.
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- [Narrator] In this video I wanna talk about…relinquishing elements, opening read-only…and opening a model-detached.…So all of these things have something similar in common.…Occasionally you'll open up a project,…you'll make a few changes, you'll do some things,…but you don't really have any intention…of keeping any of those changes.…Maybe you just wanna open up a model…and take some measurements…or you wanna check on the progress of some of your coworkers…and see the way the design is shaping up.…Well, just the fact of opening a model…and touching elements and querying them…can actually make you a participant of the project…and you can actually end up borrowing elements…even inadvertently without realizing.…
So when it comes time to get out of the project…how do you get out gracefully?…When you look at the "collaborate" tab,…one button that looks a little tempting is…this button right here to "relinquish all mine".…So you go "oh okay, I'll just do that.…"I'll just relinquish ownership of everything that I have."…
Part 1 (Revit Worksharing: Users) introduces all of the terminology and techniques that you need to know to join and participate in a workshare-enabled project successfully. Learn how to create and edit local files, and connect and sync them with the central model. Plus, find out how to create useable collections of elements called worksets and detach files from the central project when necessary.
While the only way to truly master Revit collaboration is to participate in a worksharing project with a real team, this series is designed to give you the tools you need to collaborate with confidence and get up to speed quickly and efficiently.
- Creating a local file
- Editing a local file
- Synchronizing with central
- Understanding worksets and the Workset dialog
- Opening a model in detached mode
- Worksharing tips