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Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:17:58 PM | Can't save work set - help!

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Here is the situation:

I logged into XP on computer B as user A.  I assumed when I opened my local work set file I should open local file A (because I was logged in as user A); so I did.  I did a few hours of work and when I tried to save it says, "the project cannot be saved because the user name you are using is not the same as the user who created the local file.  Open worksets dialog for more information."  File not saved.  So I open workset dialog and it says, "this local file has been saved by user A, current user is B.  Please change your user name or stop working on this file."  My guess is that I should have opened up the local file B because I am working on computer B, and that local files are associated with computers not users as the name implies.

Is there anyway to save this file?  I don't care if it links up with central or anything.  Am I stuck copying and pasting this whole project into a new project in order to save it?  Any ideas?  Thanks!


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Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 4:49:34 AM | Can't save work set - help!

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As it suggests, Go to the Application Menu, Options and change the Username to User B.  You will then be able to save the file as User B owns that local copy.

 

Local files are associated to the user not the computer.  The username on a computer should automatically change to match the username of whomever is logged into the computer. Occassionally the connectivity is lost and sometimes it stays as Administrator or similar.  The connectivity can be reset by changing it back to match the username of the person logged in, or editing the Revit.ini file and deleting the "Username=****" line.  Revit will regenerate it the next time you start Revit.

 

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Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 4:32:19 PM | Can't save work set - help!

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When I try to change the username I get a message saying, "Revit could not change the current username because the following files contain unsaved changes: **** save and/or close the files and then change the username"

So at least I know how to change it for the future, but am I out of luck for the current work?


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Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 4:47:32 PM | Can't save work set - help!

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Local files are associated with the user.  When you start Revit on anybody else's machine, the best practice is to immediately change your Revit user name, then create a new local with a name that shows your ownership.  Then you can work in the project.  Just be sure that after you save and exit the file that you reset the username back to the original user.

 

If you open Revit on another machine and do not change the Revit user name, you are that user and you can use the local file.


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Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 4:56:29 PM | Can't save work set - help!

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OK, I got that all now.  But is there anyway to salvage the work that was already done?  As I mentioned I did not do this initially and I have a few hours of work I was hoping to not have to redo.

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Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 5:02:39 PM | Can't save work set - help!

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So you say you changed the username to your name and then opened the local file? 

 

If that is what you did, then you can do a save as and create a new central file.  Then create a new local from that file and open in the same session a new file from your good central .... then copy to clipbpoard / paste between the files.


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Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 5:36:34 PM | Can't save work set - help!

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No, that is not what I did.  I opened up a local file, and did a few hours of work before realizing that the username who created the local file and the username on the computer were not the same.  Now I can not save the file or change the user name.

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Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 5:42:13 PM | Can't save work set - help!

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If you did not change the username, then you can save to central and you should be able to save the file locally.  It just may be that you have to save it to a folder where you have write permissions.   Just do a save-as and pick the folder you can write to - don't do a save as and create a new central.  You want this to remain as a local file.

 

The problem is this warning: "...the project cannot be saved because the user name you are using is not the same as the user who created the local file. ".... that indicates to me that your Revit user name is not the same so...." then you can do a save as and create a new central file.  Then create a new local from that file and open in the same session a new file from your good central .... then copy to clipbpoard / paste between the files."


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Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 5:46:53 PM | Can't save work set - help!

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Can't do save as, can't do save, can't change username.

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Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 5:56:07 PM | Can't save work set - help!

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And you could not do a save to central with the save locally first box not checked ..... ?

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Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 5:56:31 PM | Can't save work set - help!

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Can't do save as, can't do save, can't change username.

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Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 6:00:22 PM | Can't save work set - help!

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I can't even open the save as or save dialog box.  I get the error message as soon as I click on it.  No opprotunity to detach from central or save another local file.

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Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 6:09:02 PM | Can't save work set - help!

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Problem solved itself.  Revit crashed so I lost everything anyways.  Gotta love it.  Thanks for the help anyways, at least now I know what not to do.


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Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 3:33:26 PM | Can't save work set - help!

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Well, crap.  I'm now having the same issue and am SOL I guess.  These boards would really benefit from [SOLVED] tags or something, especially trying to wade through search results...


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