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Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 5:39:08 PM | Best way to share file with structural engineer

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We're planning on sharing our file with our structural engineer, who will access our file remotely. I'm looking for input regarding the best way to coordinate this. Do any of you have experience with this and what have you found to be the best way to share a file (both working from the same central file) across 2 networks? FTP? VPN? Other? Any and all input is appreciated. Thanks!

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Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 6:57:37 PM | Best way to share file with structural engineer

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We just link the file to eachother

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Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 8:10:28 AM | Best way to share file with structural engineer

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FTP is how we do it.  We post it to an ftp then they save it and link it in.  This WILL NOT give live updates though, so if you change something you have to repost your file.  I am unsure of a way to go across networks so that when you Save to Central the model that the structural engineer see can get updated automaticly when the reload the link with out you having to repost.  If your networks alow you maybe able to use a syncing tool to have it sink your central file with the one your structural is using to import.   This can have issues around firewalls, I would talk to your IT about that...doing a cross network sync also plays havoc with Worksharing monitor which then sees 2 central files and gets all confused.

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Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 8:37:47 AM | Best way to share file with structural engineer

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We have given some though as to what we really want to share with the engineer for legal purposes.  We have decided we will only share the model, grids and levels.  Therefore, we purge the file of all sheets, drafting views, sections and details as well as un-used families.

 

Maybe overly cautious ... but what does he really need.  The model and our dwg's in pdf format works. 


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Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 6:07:27 PM | Best way to share file with structural engineer

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Thanks for the tips everybody. I'll ask our IT folks about a syncing tool to see if its feasible with our setup. It sounds like it may be more trouble than its worth, though. Thanks again.

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