We are an MEP firm and we have been sent the model from the architect and we are getting the error "...cant sync to central model...". I tried to change the path to our local (as opposed to the model located in the architect's office) server and it would not take the new path; something about the new path not being valid, or I get "... the central model cannot be located for editing...". When I first open the model I get the error messages (This central model has been copied or moved from fileserver2\Work\2013\1301-"project-name" and Remodel\consultant\out\date-Revit Model 50%sd\classroom building.rvt to S:\13012 "project name"\keep\03-29-13 Revit\classroom building.rvt). It seems that all of these error messages are related to the Central Model. When I show details it appears that a .dwg file is linked to this project or model.
I am a new user and can someone please refresh my memory on what exactly the Central Model? Could this be caused because the architect sent us a copy or other form of the Central Model?
Have you set up your own Central File? You should probably have your own and then link the architectural model into yours.
A Central file in just what is sounds like; it's the database for the Project. When multiple users are working on the same Project, they will each create their own Local File (which Revit will pretty much do automatically). Which each Local file, each user works on the Project, taking "ownership" of the elements as he works, which prevents two users from having conflicting work. When the user uses the 'Synchronize to Central' command, all of the changes/additions made to the Local file are written to the Central file, and the ownership of said elements is also returned. That's it in a tiny nutshell.
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