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Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 2:37:58 PM | Local and Central File locations

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Question....does everyone save their local files inside of the same folder as the central file on your network or do you save them in another file on say your local hard drive? We have always saved the local files right on the network in our project folder with the central file, but my boss came up with the idea to save the locals off of the network on our individual computers. So what do all of you guys do? Thanks Adam

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Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 2:50:18 PM | RE: Local and Central File locations

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we have always kept them on the local hard drives, but are thinking about moving them to the network. we realize this will slow down the process a bit, but we are about to start sharing projects between our offices, and we are concerned that people wont relinquish the files and disappear for the evening. then when a different time zone tries to get into the file and manipulate objects, it wont work. we are still trying to figure the best way to do this, but it looks like there will be other time zones working on the same project. i am leaning towards having our satellite offices just compile details and families that can be imported into the main projects, but we will see. any suggestions on this dilemma too would be appreciated.

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Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 5:23:28 PM | RE: Local and Central File locations

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We always save locally on the the PC you're using and the central file goes on the network. I found its too slow to do both on the network, particularly when the file get big. Also you run the rick of losing work if you save it on the network. Remember if something it going to happen when you hit save, it will always happen when you save to central on the network, and almost never when you save locally. You also need to educate folks on how to save correctly and relinquish everything at the end of the day. If you have folks save in this manner it will not be an issue. (This is for central file only) First click save (save locally). Then click file, Save to Central, this will open the Save to Central dialog box. You will notice that by default the Borrowed Elements is checked. As a safe guard I always have folks check save the file locally (at the bottom of the page) also. This way your users will not be able to hold on to anything. Also, if the file are getting big, tell people to allow extra time for the save to central to take place. And lastly, if a user log off the network and does not relinquish all you have to do is log in as that user and save to central correctly (as above). To do this, with Revit open go Setting, Option and change the user name. You will have to inform the user that they cannot do any work on the file, espically if they borrowed a license (network license only) and create a new local file when they get back into the office. Trust me they will get the hint..........

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Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 1:36:57 PM | RE: Local and Central File locations

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Hey thanks alot guys. Yah I think we are going with the local files on our local hard drives. Although we haven't had a problem at all with speed while keeping the files on the network, we still feel that this is probably the safest incase of any problems that might happen with the network. There probably isnt a speed problem because I personally save to the central file more often then I save to the local file, so the time it takes to save it will always be longer then if saving just to the central. I just read another forum comment about a network error that Revit has, we've never encountered that problem but who knows what might happen someday with it. Gdoorn, I have no idea what would happen with working over time zones. You're right that it probably would be best to just have the other offices working on specific areas of the project, like families and details and things like that, and then import them all in later. Have you actually had a real problem develope with the time zone differences or is that just a problem you are forseeing in the future. My old firm is implenting Revit, and they have several satellite offices around the country, I'll ask them if they have found any problems yet. Adam

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Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 3:04:32 PM | RE: Local and Central File locations

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thanks for your help derxaj. i havent encountered anything yet. the satellite offices are still very small, but we are interviewing as we speak to populate them. i am not too concerned about the domestic offices (as they are all on the west coast), it is the Beijing office that i am concerned about. the beginning of their day is the end of ours, so it could get very tricky if people dont relinquish all, and save to central. not to mention, how good will the network connection be. that and all of the ethics issues. it is becomming a case of, "dont ask me, i just work here" Post edited on 2006-09-12 10:04:56

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