File menu > Purge Unused. Also remeber to close open view windows frequently with Close all hidden windows in the Window menu.
Another tip is to develop your project using Revit links Import/Link from the file menu. You would create a shell and core project file and an interior room layouts project file and link the rooms project file into the shell and core file. This way you have two files each 50 mb but each with the other linked in only makes a 60 mb file instead of the combined 100 mb file.
Mel Persin, aia
Edited by: email@example.com on Apr 9, 2009 6:53 AM
Thanks you sir,
one more thing I would like to ask that whenever i start working on any project,generally,I make my separate folder,and save that project in that folder.After that whenever I save my work again by ctrl+s it makes saveral copies with the name like project 1.rvt.0001and project 1.rvt.0002.but my original file always have the same name that is Project 1.rvt.I just wanna ask that why it do so?And how I could avoid making this kind of files??????????????
Edited by: akkarar on Apr 10, 2009 4:31 AM
This is how Revit makes back-up files of a non-workset enabled file. You can set the max number of saved files to 2 or three, and it will cut down on the total number saved. You can also enable worksets, place the central file on the network, and the local on your machine, and it will stop making this type of file. It will create back-up directories, with a caompletely different back-up scheme.
Drafting views from within a linked file cannot be seen in the main model. I just tried it, and in a new drafting view, when you go to View Properties then Graphic Overrides, there is no RVT tab to control the linked file from. The Drafting view names never appear in any other types of views for you to set the linked file view to. Your salvation, is to import from File/ Views and you can get the drafting views in that way.