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Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 1:00:18 AM | 2 computers/people, 1 project...




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few short questions, in regards to this network sharing worksetting thing...

 i have set the central file, and my boss is working on it

the file is on his computer

he can save to central file, i cannot, however i can access it

do i have to have worksets, or can we both simply work on whole project, and not split it onto different areas of the project.

i have set the thing up as it has been said in revit 2008 help file.

if someone can tell me, or point me where i can work out how does this thing work...i wold work it out, but at this moment, it really doesnt make ne sence to me, its more complicated than it needs to be

pls help

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Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 1:10:04 AM | 2 computers/people, 1 project...




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I believe you both need to create a 'local copy' while nobody works in the 'Central File'.


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Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 1:37:01 AM | 2 computers/people, 1 project...




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that is what i have tried, and almost both of us werent able to save it...

im just trying to work out the logic behind "how it works"...fuc me dead if networking for 25 comps isnt simpler than this...

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Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 3:35:51 AM | 2 computers/people, 1 project...



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If you press F1 there is a help file installed on your computer. It has all the information you crave on worksets and central file.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 5:06:05 AM | 2 computers/people, 1 project...




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that was the file that got me all sorts of confuzed, so, with few phone calls and emails and wat not...all legal and dignified of course...


simplified "FOR DUMMIES" how to...

To set up a file using worksets,

Before starting worksets you should get all people that are going to be working on the project to go to settings > options, and make sure that the user name is unique for each person.

Worksets need to be planed and managed carefully. Below are some basic instructions but this in no way should replace training or doing the tutorials.

1. file > worksets. Click OK twice.

2. file > save as. give the file a name to indicate it is the central file.

3. file > worksets. Select both worksets and click Non editable.

4. file > Close.

5. using windows explorer copy the file created in step two from the server to the local work station, and rename it so that its name indicates it is a local file.

6. Open the file(s) created in step five on their respective computers and choose OK to the massage that appears. Work away in the files doing a normal save (save to local) at the set intervals.

7. file > save to central, to save the information to the central file and download any changes that have been submitted to the central file by others. In the dialogue box make sure every tick box is ticked on except the "compact" button and click ok.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 2:22:49 PM | 2 computers/people, 1 project...



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Here is a couple of things that might help you.

1. Do a file Save As, Click options then click create central file after save. Make the name and save it to your main work drive. ie a place to were you and your boss can both access.

2. Then do a file save as change the name to something different. (this now becomes your local file) you need to do this one for you and one for your boss, and you need to do this at different times makeing sure that you are in the central and then save as. If you di it correctly you should be able to open your loacl do work click save to central, click renqulish all mine in the file menu, then save local; open the central file and see the work you just did.

3. If you want you can set up worksets. Worksets allow you both to use it with out crossing each other up. Might not  really be nessary if you are both working on different parts of the building.

Total there will be three files; one for central, one for you, and one for your boss.

 Hope this helps some.

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