Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Revit Worksharing: Management.
- [Instructor] If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you can download them to your desktop as I have done here. Now, within that folder there will be sub-folders that are labeled after the various overall topics that we'll be covering throughout the course. So for example, when we talk about moving a central file, we'll copy this folder and use the files it contains. When we talk about upgrading central files, we'll use this folder and so on. In most cases I'll be asking you to copy the entire folder to a server location. So, it's ideal if you have access to a network server and preferably a mapped network drive.
Now, if you don't have access to a mapped network drive, you can still do this on a local computer, but just keep in mind what you see on your screen might vary slightly from what I'm showing on mine. Furthermore, when you move central files on a network or on a computer, Revit will require that you re-save those central files in the new location in order for them to function properly. This also means that the exact screens that you see on my computer may not match exactly what you see on yours. Now, if you want detailed on steps on how to move a central file, we have a video dedicated to that topic coming up later in the course, so I encourage you to make sure that that's one of the videos that you watch.
At any rate, I do expect that once you've performed some of these basic steps of moving the central files, that I've provided in the exercise files, that you'll continue to reuse those files in the subsequent videos. So, don't expect there to be a new starting file for each and every video that comes, in some cases we'll be reusing existing ones. Now, with that if you don't have access to the exercise files, that's okay too. You can actually learn plenty by just following along and watching how I use the files, and in some cases you may actually prefer to just simply do it that way, even if you do have access to the files.
So, with that introduction of how the exercise files works and what some of the little nuances are with working with central files out of the way, let's go ahead and get started.
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