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Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 4:28:37 PM | purge - reduce file size

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I ignored the warning when I started a WORKSET, later I found I can't purge anymore. The message saying that it'll delete the uneditable workset elements, and there is an option let you make the workset editable; click that option, it'll just give you the same messgae again, meaning I can't make the workset element (also owned by me) editable. So I go into "Collaborate" and make everything editable; so I saved the file in a deifferent name and made it a central file, checked the compact file option; so I unlinked everything posible; result: THE FILE SIZE JUST WON'T COME DOWN.

Is this a common Revit problem? My bad gave a try on the WORKSET. But the implication is efficiency on a team work environment - your consultant's works, crashes and other functions of the program, such as rendering. 

I am running a MEDIUM quality INTERIOR ARTIFICAL only rendering, 1 hr 30 min @ 45% rendering progress, the file is only 55 mb. This is like a bad joke on me having experiences w/ other rendering programs. We are back to FORM Z era in Revit 2010. 

Probably need another hour for the rendering to complete, so I post this thread and see if anyone else is having the same problem. 


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Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 7:25:58 AM | purge - reduce file size

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It sounds like your file size is as small as it can be.  55mb is not very large.  Your rendering time is not a problem of file size but of your settings / materials / lighting and how complicated your model may be.  Worksets also does not increase file size significantly.

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Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 12:10:36 PM | purge - reduce file size

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wwhub, thanks, your statements are true. while worksets don't increase file sizes, once I start a workset, purge won't be as easy. the "make workset editable" botton doesn't really make the workset editable so it's really no use. I managed to reduce the file size by 3 mb after deleting unused families and groups in the project browser. 

file size does have an effect on how we work with clients and consultants, sending files via email or loading links for example.


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