RevitCity.com Logo

Home  |  Forums  |  Downloads  |  Gallery  |  News & Articles  |  Resources  |  Jobs  |  FAQ  |  SearchSearch  |  Join  |  LoginLogin

Welcome !

363 Users Online (194 Members): Show Users Online - Most ever was 626 - Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:00:17 PM

 

Forums

Forums >> Revit Building >> Technical Support >> Multiple Users

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |

Wed, Feb 8, 2006 at 5:51:15 AM | Multiple Users

#1

cadjockey


active

Joined: Thu, Jul 28, 2005
208 Posts
No Rating


OK, First challenge, I am working through the tutorials on setting up worksets, central files and local files. We have a network of computers and we store our drawing files to a server. I have created a central file which I have saved to a location on the server. I have also created a ocal user file. I have also saved this to the server. I am working through the tutorial on multi-users. We do not have two computers with revit installed and as such I need to run the multiuser exercise from one computer using two different sessions of revit. My first session has the first local user file open. Leaving this open within its own session I have opened another session and set the username to user2. I go to open the central file to create a local file named user 2. Revit will not allow me do creae the file. It gives the following error: 'This local project has been saved by user 'User1', current user is 'User2'. Please change your user name or stop working on this file' What have I done wrong? cadjockey

This user is offline

 

Wed, Feb 8, 2006 at 7:06:34 AM | RE: Multiple Users

#2

Mr Spot


site moderator|||
Mr Spot Avatar

Joined: Tue, Jan 13, 2004
2889 Posts
4.5 Stars: 92 Votes


First off, save your local file to your computer rather than placing it on the network. It will result in less network traffic and faster saves. Okay, Each user must open the central file and save a local copy for themselves. Once user cannot open another users local file and start working on it. Which is why you are receiving this error. You would need to open the central file with user2 then save a local copy for that user. HTH.

This user is offline

View Website

Wed, Feb 8, 2006 at 7:12:41 AM | RE: Multiple Users

#3

cadjockey


active

Joined: Thu, Jul 28, 2005
208 Posts
No Rating


So opening a separate session with a different username will not work? It needs to be a separate computer on the network? cadjockey

This user is offline

 

Wed, Feb 8, 2006 at 7:14:50 AM | RE: Multiple Users

#4

Mr Spot


site moderator|||
Mr Spot Avatar

Joined: Tue, Jan 13, 2004
2889 Posts
4.5 Stars: 92 Votes


No you can open another session of revit and work on the file but they both need to be working on different local files. However doing what your doin is not recommended.

This user is offline

View Website

Wed, Feb 8, 2006 at 8:04:03 AM | RE: Multiple Users

#5

cadjockey


active

Joined: Thu, Jul 28, 2005
208 Posts
No Rating


Mr Spot, I am only doing this for the sake of doing the tutorial. The tutorial actually mentions creating two sessions if there is only one computer involved. That is the case with me as my computer is the only one with revit installed. I created a local file from the central and saved it to my C drive and called it Local 1. If I open another session and used another username (user 2) and try to create a local file using the same central file I get the error as mention in the above post. This should work. I'll get playing around and read each word carefully within the tutorial. cadjockey

This user is offline

 

Wed, Feb 8, 2006 at 8:08:06 AM | RE: Multiple Users

#6

cadjockey


active

Joined: Thu, Jul 28, 2005
208 Posts
No Rating


Here's something I noticed. If I try to open the central file using a session of revit which contains a username that is different than the username that was used to create the central file, I receive the same error as the one I mention above. Does this mean anything? cadjockey

This user is offline

 

Wed, Feb 8, 2006 at 10:13:31 AM | RE: Multiple Users

#7

Mr Spot


site moderator|||
Mr Spot Avatar

Joined: Tue, Jan 13, 2004
2889 Posts
4.5 Stars: 92 Votes


It means its not the central file... The central file will allow anyone to open it.

This user is offline

View Website

Thu, Feb 16, 2006 at 3:06:04 PM | RE: Multiple Users

#8

tomnewsom


active

Joined: Mon, Jan 30, 2006
7 Posts
No Rating


Remember that you can install revit without a license and use it for 30 days in trial mode. You could do this on another computer to do proper multi-user testing.

This user is offline

 

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |



Similar Threads

Thread/Thread Starter

Forum

Last Post

Replies

Multiple users

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Thu, May 26, 2005 at 11:56:49 PM

1

Multiple User Worksets

Workflow & Implementation >> Worksets

Wed, May 14, 2008 at 6:42:54 PM

5

Revit 2013 - File Structure Standards Multiple Users

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 6:09:14 PM

4

Multiple Users within a Project

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 3:48:31 PM

1

Multiple Users creating Sheets in Local Fiels?!?

Workflow & Implementation >> Worksets

Thu, Jun 7, 2007 at 9:20:56 AM

3

Site Stats

Members:

1496673

Objects:

21168

Forum Posts:

151162

Job Listings:

3

Sponsored Ads

Home | Forums | Downloads | Gallery | News & Articles | Resources | Jobs | Search | Advertise | About RevitCity.com | Link To Us | Site Map | Member List | Firm List | Contact Us

Copyright 2003-2010 Pierced Media LC, a design company. All Rights Reserved.

Page generation time: 0.5774

Login

User Name:

Password:

Remember Me  

Forgot Password?

Search Forums

Advanced Search

Search Forums

Advanced Search


Clear Highlights


Clear Highlights