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Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 8:17:45 AM | Recovery file is typicall significantly smaller

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anyone else notice this?

http://screencast.com/t/t98IvdCkjH

 

what's the reason?  I am happy to have a reduced file size, but also a little nervous. 


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Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 11:47:32 AM | Recovery file is typicall significantly smaller

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i guess that is the info that couldn't be recovered. i would like to know also.


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Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 12:06:14 PM | Recovery file is typicall significantly smaller

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That's a big change on such a small file but it might be attributed to views. 

 

Revit's file size is partially dependent on the view it is saved from.... I think it stores that screen.  We ask all of our users to save their projects from a project information legend view.  This is a small view and when the project is pre-viewed or opened, current project status information is displayed.

 

Never save from tiled views because that will give you the largest file.


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Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 2:21:50 PM | Recovery file is typicall significantly smaller

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It could also be that the recovery file is compacted upon creation and a possible data purge.


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Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 2:24:44 PM | Recovery file is typicall significantly smaller

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We have a Save Here sheet as well (actually saving there is another story) but I don't think that's the issue.  Our current template size is around 5MB.  I can actually pinpoint what causes the error- it's invariable dimensioning in a section perpendicular to (or almost perpendicular to) a grid not exactly N/S or E/W...

 

Anyone else have that issue?


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Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 8:51:20 AM | Recovery file is typicall significantly smaller

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This is a very old thread but just wondering if anyone has a more detailed answer to this.

I have noticed the same file size differences and dont like using the recovery file as I feel information has been lost somewhere.

Most recently I saved a recovery file that was 42,776kb but my main file was 55,184kb.

I dont want to risk using the recovery file to find in a few days time things are missing in the model! This just means that I back track a few hours and repeat the work lost but I am just thinking this defeats the entire purpose of saving a recovery file>

Any thoughts!!

 


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Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 1:06:35 PM | Recovery file is typicall significantly smaller

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As you work on a project, the file size grows but some of it is just junk.  That is why compressing the file can make a significant difference.  You will see that difference when you compress a file or simply making a new local.  The local will be smaller than the central.   A recovery file is simply a new local.

 

We have nver seen a loss of data in a recovery file except for possibly our last action.  I would trust the recovery if you have a lot of local work done since your last save. 


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Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 1:14:47 PM | Recovery file is typicall significantly smaller

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Excellent, you have restored me confidence Smile

I shall save alot of time now, not having to back track. 

Thanks very much for you prompt reply. 

 


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