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Make an Individual Revit File from a Central File
Tip# 4115 By Andrew Corley On 13-May-2013
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Categories : File Creation
Software type : Autodesk Revit 2012
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Copy of part of the workset to use separately for a smaller portion of the project.

Tipster Andrew Corley needed to make an individual Autodesk Revit file out of a central Revit file; here's what he discovered.

"I was not able to find a clear explanation anywhere of how to make an individual Revit project file from a central file. I discovered on my own how to do it. This is most useful for those in the construction industry who are not involved in the design process.

"Here is the process, which I used on Autodesk Revit 2012+:

  1. Open Revit. Click the R in the upper left, then click Open on the dropdown menu.
  2. Navigate to the folder containing the Revit Central file, and select the Central file (do not click Open).
  3. At the bottom of the window, there is an area labeled Worksharing. Check the Detach from Central box, then click Open.
  4. You may see a window asking if you want to connect to a Revit server. If so, choose Stay Disconnected.
  5. A window will pop up asking if you want to Detach and Preserve Worksets or Detach and Discard Worksets; select the latter to create an Individual Revit Project file.
  6. The file will open without a name; click the R in the upper left and click Save As to save the file with a new name.
  7. This new file is an Individual Revit Project file."

Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer Brian Benton: Revit uses worksets for collaboration on projects. This tip uses that to essentially make a copy of part of the workset to use separately for a smaller portion of the project.


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