If your office has a network for a hardrive on multiple
You simply have to enable Worksharing in Revit, which will
create a 1st workset. New workset can be created later by going to Workset
again (ex: electrical workset, Plumbing, Structural...)
Go to File/Workset...then save it with the word: Central, and
check mark for central file in option before saving. Save this central file on
the network drive (the HD you share in the office). Then re-open the central
file on each computer one at the time and save as a copy on your own computer
by replacing the word central with your name (it is called the local file).
Everyone simply work on his own local file and Revit will prompt you to save to
the central file on a time user setting basis. You can also save by clicking on
the icon on the right of save (the one with the red arrow). Remember it is very
important to not work on the central file, use always your local file. At the
end of your work always go to file and select: Relinquish all mine...very
important so someone else may work on some families your own the next day while
you may not be there. Borrow and owning is common with worksharing... if you
own a family you have to relinquish and save to central so the other can work
(borrow) the families. More local files created more borrowers. Simply go to
Workset option and manually select what you want to do, then save to central
will upload the central file and everyone will see the updates. Once you have
created a central file you cannot go back. If you take a local file at home to
work on the project, the next day it won't link with the central, you have to
make sure everyone has relinquished all mine, then take the central file with
you. Nobody can simultaneously work at home on a central file, it all happen
only in one place. The next day overwrite the central file then everyone make
his own local files from it.
I hope I did help...Once you create worksharing you will see
discover the great powerful benefit of Revit.
You can also import a Revit link for worksharing, but it is not
the same as a Central file. Revit link allows you to import a Revit file
created by an exterior Revit user for example: a mechanical engineer or an
energy consultant. Simply e-mail them a copy of your central file, they tweak
it, had their stuff, like ducts, then ask them to erase the rest you don't need
and keep a reference point matching with the one on your model. In Revit simply
Import/Link, choose Revit and the file they e-mail you back, place their work
in your model, and you have the revision done...
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