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Detach a central file

Status: Gathering Support
by New Member ddelarosa on ‎04-21-2017 07:38 AM

Many times when I need to detach a model from central I forget to click the small box to detach. I then have to close the file, open and click the small box. This process takes several minutes especially because I work on really large files. For this reason I would like an option within the revit model that would allow the user to "save as a detached model" and this will create the detached model. I imagine that the user would be asked if he wishes to synchronize before detaching.

By: Enthusiast rgesner
| Posted ‎04-22-2017 04:55 PM , edited ‎04-22-2017 04:55 PM |

Doesn't SaveAs > Project > Options > Make this a Central File after save > OK > Save 

do what you want already?

(sync first if needed) 

By: New Member ddelarosa
| Posted ‎04-22-2017 07:19 PM

It does work to create another central file but this is not exactly what I'm looking for. A common task is that I find myself having to detach a file and make it not a central file before sending the file to an architect. If they open the file and it is not detached they are not able to perform many commands on the model until they detach from central. This is the reason for my request.

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