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Central vs Local

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11-28-2012 06:54 AM

Should I open Central file from our server and create new local, or should I open my local file and reload latest (or synchronize)? Does it really matter which way to do it, or is there a technical reason to do it either way? Or, is it better to open central just in case to be certain that I'm using the latest file?




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Re: Central vs Local

11-28-2012 09:35 AM in reply to: mika.niklander

Best practice for teams using a Central/Local file system is for each user to Open Central and Create New Local

each day, or when restarting Revit after a long absence during the day.


Opening Local and STC is a bad habit and if many users adopt this, there is a risk that local files will become incompatible with Central, and potential work could be lost or it may be difficult to get a local user's work copy/pasted

into the Central from an incompatible local.



Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO

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