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Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 1:38:31 AM | how to convert a template to project file in 2012

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Hi

I made a template file and after working on it saved it. I continued thinking that the template file is a project file . Now I want to save this file as a project file to enable worksharing. I tried doing a save as but the project file tab is greyed out. I also tried closing the file and changing the file extension to .rvt but still it dosent help as i cannot do a save as of a project file and enable worksharing.


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Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 5:05:10 PM | how to convert a template to project file in 2012

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You were correct in changing the file extension. I am not sure why it is not working for you. Try changing the file name as well when you change the extension to .rvt

When I did this it worked fine and I was also able to do a save as and enable worksharing. 


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Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 1:43:32 PM | how to convert a template to project file in 2012

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Since you saved it as a template file, leave it as .rte and sart a new project and select it as the template to start the project. Now you will have a new un-named project file with the information contained the template file that you were using a a project file. Now you can save and named the file. I see this so often.

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Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 3:01:02 PM | how to convert a template to project file in 2012

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His problem was that he started working in the template file thinking it was a project file.


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Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 4:16:04 PM | revitape

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Quoting revitape from 2012-09-09 10:01:02

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His problem was that he started working in the template file thinking it was a project file.

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Correct. Leave it as a template file and start a new project using that file as the template file to start the project.  All the info will be there because he created it in a template file. Once he you saves it as a project file, he can delete the template file mistake. As I said, I see this so often.


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Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 4:57:15 PM | how to convert a template to project file in 2012

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Ah I see what you are saying now.


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Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 9:07:46 AM | how to convert a template to project file in 2012

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im a new user and i have made the same mistake. now i tryed to create a new project and select the template. the project get created but the file is emty. no model, floors, wall, roof attributes? any other way maby? many thanks.


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Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 12:39:47 PM | how to convert a template to project file in 2012

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Find the file you think you created as a template.  Open it and simply do a save as .... and DON'T choose template!


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Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 7:17:24 AM | how to convert a template to project file in 2012

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thank you, i Have tryed that, attached image is what i see. i go save as. then it gives ne four options to save in, but projects & families are greyd out. doesnt seem to work for me.

thank you for the post though!



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Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 11:36:26 AM | how to convert a template to project file in 2012

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Something is corrupted.

Your not crossing the line between student and licensed versions, are you?


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Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 7:58:22 AM | how to convert a template to project file in 2012

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hi wwhub, thanks for the help. been running the trail to see if its worth the lurning curve, but im going to be honnest, i had a nightmare getting revit to work on my machine, think what i need to do is whipe it and do a fresh install as theres a couple of wierd things happening, other than that the program is really amazing. think i am being converted.


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