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Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 4:23:37 PM | local file saving location

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psemrau, part of my post mentions that the central file was not ready for me to create a local copy.  This means there was no access to the central file for a local file to be made.  If I was able to put it on a jump drive, I would have just made a local copy instead of placing it on a jump drive.

 

Our network is fitted with a ghost backup system that allows us to pull versions of the file from previous dates.  So we track dates of different deadlines and can pull those versions of the file if needed.  We also use buzzsaw which has version control for files as well.  Just a different way of doing the same thing.

 

In regards to Purge Unused, I learned a long time ago that this should only be used when you are absolutely positive that there is nothing in the project that you need that is not already in the project.  I tend to use that as a "cleanup" tool post production.


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Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 4:33:43 PM | local file saving location

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We also have daily backups, but we don't like to bother the IT guy.


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Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 5:10:06 PM | rkitect

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rkitekt,

 

in response to your response to my #1, I'm not copy-pasting to replace StC. I thought we were talking about local file creation. When I am opening my project to start working on it each time I use copy-paste rather than opening the central and Save As. Never as a replacement for StC. What you are saying about the time difference is correct. My 8 second example earlier was not to be compared to your method as a comparison of start-up times, but as a gauge of taxation on the network...that a copy-paste isn't an undue burden on network performance. For the record though, the total start-up time is essentially equal with copy-paste-open-OK-fully-load only neglibly faster (talking a few seconds here).

 

in response to your response to my #3, i don't have stats to back this up. we had a couple of files corrupt before we implemented this standard and haven't had any since, but there is no way to know that this is a cause-effect relationship or just coincidental.

 

in response to your response to my everything else, i'm not going to go dig up our stats on this. i'll just say that we have a Revit-crazed mechanical designer who has been in on the beta testing from way back who recently turned IT at our firm because he knows it all better than our IT guys. He is an anal-retentive, performance-driven, workaholic who has pages of time trials and file-size comparison cases with standardized testing and simulation procedures. Ultimately, I'm just not going to go through the hassle of distilling all of his data because I don't really care if anybody believes what I write in here. I like helping people...but not that much.


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Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 5:23:37 PM | local file saving location

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So when did the official procedure change from copy-paste to open-save?

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Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 6:29:23 PM | local file saving location

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Believe it or not, there is no recommended method for creating a local file in '08.  I know that worksharing is something that is still fairly unchallenged in the Revit development and only recently is it becoming a well documented workflow (with obviously differing methods :D ).  I don't have access to the Revit 9 users manual atm or I'd look up the recommended method there as well.

 

I think it's sufficient for me to say that I have never had any uncommon results using the worksharing methods I use on my projects (can't say the same for the other PMs in the office).



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Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 7:13:46 PM | local file saving location

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There is a dead horse near the top post now. Whats with that?

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Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 7:23:42 PM | local file saving location

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Yeah, poor voyager is more confused than when we started! :D

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Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 7:44:02 PM | local file saving location

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guys I cant keep reading all these and working at the same time !!!!

Smile Thank you all but rkitect is right , Noow somebody has to brief all these comments and have a conclusion Smile

What I understood from all these : You can work from home with Revit!!!! oleeeyyyy

 


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Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 9:43:43 PM | local file saving location

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oh boy.

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Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 1:03:09 PM | local file saving location

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Well, it's true, you can work from home with Revit.  There's a small section in the help manual relating to working remotely on a central file (however, you'll find that it is strongly discouraged to work on a workshare project without a network connection to the central file whether it be direct network connection or VPN).

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