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Mastering Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture by Eddy Krygiel, Lance Kirby, Marcus Kim

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Chapter 5 Working in a Team

Most projects involve more than one person working together at any given time. It is common in design for many people to work collaboratively to meet deadlines and create a set of construction documents. Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software has tools that allow for a collaborative design and documentation process while giving multiple people simultaneous access to its single-file building model. This unique functionality is known as worksharing.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to:

  • Understand key worksharing concepts
  • Enable worksharing on your project
  • Organize worksets in your model
  • Manage workflow with worksharing
  • Understand element ownership in worksets
  • Collaborate in the cloud

Understanding Worksharing Basics

Worksharing refers to the use of worksets to divide a model for the purpose of sharing project work among multiple people. A workset is a customizable collection of building elements that can be used to manage project responsibilities. By associating various building elements with worksets, the design team has the ability to subdivide the model to retain additional control over element ownership. Using worksets, several people can collaborate and work within the same file without fear that their decisions will conflict directly with their teammates. By default, worksharing is not enabled when you start a project because it is assumed you are in a single-user environment.

Worksharing is commenced when worksets are enabled and a project file ...

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