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Giving back - A workshared file to be local file opener

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aksaks
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Giving back - A workshared file to be local file opener

In the spirit of giving back for all the help garnered here to experiment with this idea, and also the challenge to make a Revit file opening video slightly more interesting than watching paint dry, here is something that might be useful to some. Its purpose is to be a one click open a Revit workshared file to be a local file without needing further user input and to do so maintaining the local Revit disk storage area organized better than a heap.

 

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oquPOrq7ORA

 

repository: https://github.com/akseidel/RevitAKSOpen

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jeremytammik
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Dear Allan,

 

Wow, you really are churning them out now!

 

This is a beautiful and advanced sample that provides many important programming pointers.

 

I love the RevitFileSniffer to read BasicFileInfo directly from binary RVT.

 

I love all the aspects of it!

 

Modeless WPF, the works!

 

To ensure maximum visibility, I published your notes on The Building Coder:

 

http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/2017/04/work-half-aks-opener-rvtfader-and-forgefader.html

 

Thank you very much for sharing this!

 

Cheers,

 

Jeremy



Jeremy Tammik
Developer Technical Services
Autodesk Developer Network, ADN Open
The Building Coder

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aksaks
in reply to: jeremytammik

Thank you. It is surprising how much milage that WPF “kite”, as I like to think of it, provides.
 
It is humbling to be put next to the RvtFader.
 
Best Regards, Allan Seidel
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jeremytammik
in reply to: aksaks

Dear Allan,

 

Thank you for your appreciation, and again for sharing your cool sample.

 

I am glad to hear that you are getting so much out of WPF.

 

I have hardly used it at all myself.

 

No way should it be humbling.

 

I am sure you put in more work into your samples than I did into RvtFader.

 

I did put in a lot of effort into ForgeFader, on the other hand, due to my still being pretty much a beginner on the learning curve there.

 

It is really interesting and satisfying achieving so similar results on such different platforms.

 

Cheers,

Jeremy



Jeremy Tammik
Developer Technical Services
Autodesk Developer Network, ADN Open
The Building Coder

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mwilson1
in reply to: jeremytammik

Thank you for sharing this. We use something very similar in our office, since the way Revit opens files leaves a lot to be desired. I'm always humbled by looking at other's code, you obviously put a lot of work into this.

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aksaks
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You are welcome, plus finally, someone else with the same opinion. Many times I’ve heard, “What for? Just go up here and pick File Open.” Or in regard to an un-relinquished central file, “Who, me? No way, I didn’t make any changes. Revit messed up, again.”. Thanks.

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