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Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 11:36:41 PM | Updating libraries with every revit upgrade?

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Every revit upgrade comes with its library. But every previous version library has objects which you have built and collected during the life of that version. What is the best way to transfer all newly generated families and objects into the new and current library?

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Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 12:50:10 AM | RE: Updating libraries with every revit upgrade?

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This is why I've setup an Office Library separate from the Metric Libraries. This way you just use the batch upgrade utility that comes with revit to upgrade your old library and then just replace your old metric library.

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Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 2:22:20 AM | RE: Updating libraries with every revit upgrade?

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Sounds interesting... how do you do it? Is there a tutorial, what are the steps to do this?

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Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 10:39:11 PM | RE: Updating libraries with every revit upgrade?

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now you've tantalised me with your clues... are you gonna give any more info? I've done a search in revit tutorials and can't seem to find anything about this?

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Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 11:48:48 PM | RE: Updating libraries with every revit upgrade?

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On your Revit DVD under extras there is the revit upgrade batch file. It consists of two files Upgrade_RFA.bat Upgrade_RFA.txt Locate the files in the root directory of the folders you want to update. The readme states: Run “Upgrade_RFA.bat” first to create a list of all RFA files in the current folder and all subfolders. Then run the journal file “Upgrade_RFA.txt” by dragging it onto your Revit shortcut. Revit will then open each of these files, upgrades it and then saves it. There is also a backup purge bat file for cleaning up all the .000*.rfa files once you've run the batch. Be sure to set this off at a time you won't be needing your computer as it may take some time depending on how big your library is. HTH.

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Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 12:48:48 AM | RE: Updating libraries with every revit upgrade?

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thanks will give it a go!

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