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Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 1:19:10 PM | Revit wont save display settings to central file

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When ever I save my local file to the central file and come in the next day and reload the central file, I loose the workset display color settings and things like massing display. Hoe can I get those to "stick".


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Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 2:56:00 PM | Revit wont save display settings to central file

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I don't believe you understand local and central.  Save your local file on your own machine after you have done a save to central.  The next day, simply open your local file and it will reload latest from the central.  Remember, the central is there for ALL users so it will always represent the latest changes made by whomever and that includes any VG settings of any view that they may have made.

If you want to control VG of certain elements in a specific view, then use a view template.  If the settings are just for your use, then I suggest you use 'working views' for each user.  For model work, we encourage our users to create their own 'working views' for views like fooor plans where they can set VG however they want.  Obviously, any annotation work done has to be done in the sheeted view, not the working view.  If you haven't figured it out, there is a real advatage to 'working views'.  You can add any dimensions or text that you want to rmind you of what you are doing and why.   Sometimes I make really important stuff red so I always see it like "THIS DIMESION MUST BE 14'-8" - HOLD".


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Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 5:20:59 PM | Revit wont save display settings to central file

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I have worked for multiple revit firms and they all have said ALWAYS open the central file when you start in the morning, then rename to your local. I want ALL the users (central file) to see my massing I put in and the colored worksets for the views.


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Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 8:30:01 PM | Revit wont save display settings to central file

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For a few years now, I have heard the recommendation that you should create a new local every day and it is hogwash.   It actually defeats one of the benifits of Revit - having multiple copies of a project in multiple locations.  Our company and I has been using Revit successfully since 2005 and I can say that this safety feature saved our butts many times.   Several times because of critical problems, we have had to find the best local from someone's machine and create a new central from that.  (Personally, I often saved locals at specific points in my un-backed areas for possible use.  These were sacrificial and deletable when finished)

I know that AutoDesk has pushed this issue but it was not there for several years - actually when more Autocad programmers were added to the revit team.  Perhaps this process is best in an office that has poor communication and control of their staff but our office could not afford the down-time.  Think about 10 or more users creating a new local from a large file all at 8:00 or worse.... again after lunch.   Some of our staff were in seperate cities and this just doesn't work.

When nobody is in a workshared project, our project managers will regularly audit, purge and create a new central with a different date name and inform the staff to create a new local from that file.  Prior to even starting this process, the old file is moved to a backup folder so that any user opening their old local will not be able to access the connected central.   These 'backup' files remain in this folder for awhile for possible recovery of changed elements.   We often discussed the possibility of saving these as a history of process for legal reasons but we decided that hardcopy was better for this.

So now for your problem.    As I stated, if you want elements shown a special way, use view templates and filters and communicate with your users.


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Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 8:53:11 PM | Revit wont save display settings to central file

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I actually save off a local copy to a directory so I have those copies that you talk about.I still open the central file out of habit. Been using Revit for 18 years, late 2000 when it was born and autocad didnt own them. Most firms I have work for over the last 18 years have not really used revit so I am not an expert on the program.


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