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Back up files in the Revit,

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10-25-2012 02:56 PM

Back up files in the Revit,

 

I couldn’t figure out how the backup system works in the revit. Pleas, have a look on the screenshot below

 

  1. How many back up files are created by default? How to control their numbers?

 

  1. What is meant by “synchronize with cenral reminder interval”

 

  1. What is meant by the journal? Is it the file itself? Why I had 3 files while the number is set to be 2?

 

Thank you for the help,

 

Best

 

Jamal

 

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Re: Back up files in the Revit,

10-26-2012 05:44 AM in reply to: JamaL9722060

JamaL9722060 wrote:

"How many back up files are created by default? How to control their numbers?"


The number of backup files (which are not "journal" files) is controlled by a setting when you save a Family file (.rfa), a Template File (.rte), or a non-worksharing Project File (.rvt). The maximum number of these backup files allowed for a particular file is controlled under Save As » File Save Options (the "Options..." button). Once the maximum is surpassed, the oldest backup file is deleted. Those ".001", ".002", etc. files are backup files. Each time you save your file, the new backup files are named to one count higher. These backups are saved in the same location as the main file.

  

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JamaL9722060 wrote:

"What is meant by “synchronize with cenral reminder interval” "


When working in a Project with Worksharing enabled, this is simply a stetting to have Revit remind you that "You haven't synchronized for an hour (or whatever increment you set), would you like to Synchronize with Central now?" The first thing I do is disable these reminders because I find that they can be quite obnoxious at times.

 

 


JamaL9722060 wrote:

"What is meant by the journal? Is it the file itself? Why I had 3 files while the number is set to be 2?"


Refer to this WikiHelp page for information on Journal Files. They are useful for troubleshooting software problems.

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Re: Back up files in the Revit,

10-27-2012 03:54 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

Many thanks “CADastrophe” for the very informative answer.

 

I couldn’t find the “save as options”! please, have a look on the screenshot below.

 

Where else it might be?

 

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Re: Back up files in the Revit,

10-29-2012 06:40 AM in reply to: JamaL9722060

You have to get to the SaveAs dialog - go to the Application menu » Save As » click Template (or whichever type of file it is). In the same dialog in which you are browsing for the save location, you'll find "Options..." at the bottom right. See image.

 

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Re: Back up files in the Revit,

10-29-2012 01:22 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

Many thanks for the very informative answer and the screenshot.

 

Are the backup files updated with each save the same way in the AuotCAD?

 

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e-mail: JamaL9722060@yahoo.com
P.O.Box: 731, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine.
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Software: AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD C3D, AutoCAD M3D, Revit
Windows 7 (Ultimate 64 bits),
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