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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Free R AutoSave – Auto-Save for Revit

From the Autodesk App Store:

Every Autodesk® Revit® user has been faced with a situation of emergency shutdown and loss of data at some point. No one wants to lose time and work done. This inspired us to create the "R AutoSave" application - auto-save for Revit!

The main task of R AutoSave is to minimize the loss of data. You just need to install R AutoSave, set the auto-save interval and that's it!

Examples of use.
Normal work.
For example, you specify an interval of auto-saving of 5 minutes. This means that R AutoSave will automatically save your project every 5 minutes (completely without your participation).
You can still make a "manual" file saving (the "Save" button) when you need it.
The backup files created during the "manual" saving (files like "Project Name.001.rvt") will be stored by default in the "Backup" folder in the project directory.

Emergency shutdown.
After an emergency shutdown start Revit, and then open the file. A dialog box appears with options for restoring the file. Select the option you want and you will restore the file.
Closing a file without saving.
If you want to close a file without saving the changes you have made, just do it as usual. Changes (including all automatic saving) will not be saved, only standard "manual" save will be saved.

Autosave Tab parameters in Settings

Autosave record in Journal

Files created by autosave

Saving backup Revit files in the default folder

Enable/disable autosave function

Close all projects to enable/disable autosave

Warning about enabling autosave only for open / saved projects after changing the settings

Select an action when re-open project after Revit abnormal termination

Opening project after Revit abnormal termination

Reminder for newly created project

R AutoSave works with the following file types:
  • Project files (RVT)
  • Local copies of central file (RVT)
  • Revit Family (RFA)
  • Project Template Files (RTE)

More information about R AutoSave is available on our website

About This Version

Version 1.4.0, 6/16/2017 – Original release



R AutoSave is brought to you by BIM2B. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with Revit 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

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