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Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2013: No Experience Required by Eric Wing

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Chapter 22

Project Collaboration

It’s quite ironic that the last chapter of this book contains information that many of you will need to get your first Autodesk® Revit® Architecture project off the ground. That is, how do you work on a project when multiple people need to be in the model? Revit is only one model, right?

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Enabling and utilizing worksharing
  • Working in the Revit shared environment

Enabling and Utilizing Worksharing

You may be surprised, but the answer to the question posed in the chapter introduction, and the procedure itself, aren’t as difficult as some make them out to be. I have seen many explanations on the subject of project collaboration that are far-reaching and convoluted, causing an air of uneasiness. Collaboration isn’t as horrible as it sounds, and this chapter will explain project collaboration in the simplest terms possible.

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WARNING Metric users should not type in mm or other metric abbreviations when entering amounts suggested in the exercises. Revit will not accept such abbreviations. Simply enter the number provided within the parentheses.

First we’ll establish exactly what you’re trying to accomplish and how to go about doing it. The backbone of project collaboration is the functionality of worksharing.

The concept of worksharing in Revit, broken into its simplest form, is this:

1. Go to your project to ...

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