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Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 3:59:10 PM | Mid-project Program Update (Revit 2011 to 2012) HELP PLEASE!

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Hi all! We just received updated models from the architect and the files are now 2012 Revit. Up until now everything we had received had been 2011, so that was the version I was working with (we have 2012 also). I guess my question is, what is the best way to upgrade my central file from 2011 to 2012 w/o any information loss so that I can apply the new architectural updates? Will I even be able to update the linked files to the new files if the file names don't match exactly (ie. old files "A_N_Exterior_13317_2011_Central" & new files "A_N_Exterior_13317_2012_Central")? Thanks for taking the time to read my post! Any help with this is greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Kcaparella


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Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 4:06:50 PM | Mid-project Program Update (Revit 2011 to 2012) HELP PLEASE!

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Upgrading a project should be a consentual event. All parties need to know about it and what problems may occur by doing this. 

 

To upgrade, simply open the file in the new version and create a new central / local.

 

Will you have errors?  - Nobody can answer this.  Most likely, there will not be any problems unless you have done some strange things.  But, You need to check it out thoroughly.

 

Linked files are not problems but each linked file should be upgraded before upgrading the host file.  Path does not matter - use the reload from.


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Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 4:15:56 PM | Mid-project Program Update (Revit 2011 to 2012) HELP PLEASE!

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Working great - no errors so far. Thanks WWHub!


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Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 4:20:36 PM | Mid-project Program Update (Revit 2011 to 2012) HELP PLEASE!

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There are known issues and errors from upgrading projects in mid development, be sure to archive a 2011 version BEFORE you upgrade.


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Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 4:51:32 PM | Mid-project Program Update (Revit 2011 to 2012) HELP PLEASE!

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Thanks for the heads up rod23!What sort of errors should I be expecting or have other people experienced?It was not my decision to upgrade program versions mid-project, but it has been done and I am now stuck with making it work. :/

Again, any help is greatly appreciated!

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Kcaparella


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Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 12:57:59 AM | Mid-project Program Update (Revit 2011 to 2012) HELP PLEASE!

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I've had problems with the material manager after upgrades.  The material manager was revamped for 2012.  Generally, I do not upgrade projects half way through, and ALWAYS archive a copy before upgrading.  Maybe one of your backups is still 2011?  It probably will not give you problems, but it is a pain when things malfunction and no one knows the answer.


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Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 2:54:53 PM | Mid-project Program Update (Revit 2011 to 2012) HELP PLEASE!

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Thanks again rod23 for your response.

Seeing as we are working with linked models to create our MEP model and are really only creating basic low voltage wiring plans for the builidings security system I do not believe that, even if there are problems, material management will be of any concern.

I will be certain to archive the old project files before upgrading tho as this sounds like an extremely logical idea. Our backups are 2011, yes, and our firm's central file is also in 2011 - but the other consultants on the project have all converted their files over to 2012 and now I can not update the linked files in our model w/o updgrading the entire project to 2012 version of Revit MEP.

Fingers crossed that I don't run into any unforseen issues!Thanks again!Kcaparella


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