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Lev97
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Central File or Not

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02-12-2013 05:16 PM

Hello to all,

 

I have a Central file on my computer and it knows It's a Central file because when I highlight it, It wants to create a local file.

 

When I upload the file To A DropBox Folder over the internet to share with someone, when I highlight it, it does NOT want to create a Local file.

 

It thinks it's a Local file not a Central file. 

 

What happended?

 

Can anybody tell me what's going on?

 

Thanks

 

...............................................There's gotta b a way outa dis.........................

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brettgatti
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Message 2 of 7 (199 Views)

Re: Central File or Not

02-13-2013 08:14 AM in reply to: Lev97

The file that you copied to Dropbox is "technically" a local file.

 

Any time you make a copy of a Central file (regardless of where it is copied), Revit thinks that file is a local version of the original Central file.

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CADastrophe
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Message 3 of 7 (195 Views)

Re: Central File or Not

02-13-2013 08:34 AM in reply to: Lev97

The user who is receiving the Revit Model has two options:

 

1. Open the Revit Model with the option "Detach from Central" (located in the Open FIle dialog) and then save the file elsewhere.

 

2. With the Local file open, go to Save As ► Project, and in that dialog click "Options...". Select the option "Make this a Central Model after save".

 

-----------------------------------------   OR   --------------------------------------------

 

If you want to make it easier on the recipient, you could open your Central model "Detach From Central" and select "Detach and discard Worksets" and Worksharing will be disabled. This will not affect your model as long as the 'Detach' option is selected. You can then save this file elsewhere and send it off without worrying about Central/Local file structure.

NOTE: If you have V/G settings involving Workset visibility, caution is advised as this visibility control will vanish if Worksharing is disabled.

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Lev97
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Message 4 of 7 (187 Views)

Re: Central File or Not

02-13-2013 09:13 AM in reply to: brettgatti

I see. Anytime...From anywhere...To Anyplace. If the Central File (CF) moves it becomes a Local File. Wow. ok. 

 

 

1. The (CF) was created on a local computer and sent to a DropBox (DB) folder.

2. The Mechanical Engr. has a Local file that needs to sync w/ central (SWC).

3. The Plumbing Engr. has a Local file that needs to sync w/ central.

4. We're in different locations, hence, the DropBox.

 

So, we reestabilish the (CF) on the (DB) folder? Is it hardwired for location, 

having already been a (CF) somewhere else?

 

How do we make a (CF) in the DropBox? and SWC?

 

It sounds simple. but I don't know much @ (DB).

 

Hope I'm not asking for to much.

 

Thanks

 

................................there's gotta b a way outa dis............................ 

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CADastrophe
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Message 5 of 7 (184 Views)

Re: Central File or Not

02-13-2013 09:17 AM in reply to: Lev97

In that case, check out this thread: Central file use on Dropbox?

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Lev97
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Message 6 of 7 (181 Views)

Re: Central File or Not

02-13-2013 09:19 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Hello

 

CADastrophe

 

I'm gonna ask a silly question.

 

......and that works with (DropBox)?

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

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Lev97
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Registered: ‎10-08-2009
Message 7 of 7 (180 Views)

Re: Central File or Not

02-13-2013 09:22 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Will Do 

 

Thank you

 

 

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