Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Free Workshared File Notification Add-in for Revit Prompts Users to Update Local Files!

From the Autodesk Exchange Apps website...

This is an administrative app that allows a BIM Coordinator to control the usage of Workshared Enabled Autodesk® Revit® file. As a general rule, local file should be recreated daily. However, this is hard to enforce in a large company. Also, a normal user could accidentally open a central file.

This app helps to
  • Prevent user from opening an old local file
    • Local file can be recreated automatically
    • How many days a local file is considered old? It is set to 1 day. That is if a local file was created yesterday, and when you open it today, it will ask to recreate a new local file. You can change the 'number of days' in Config.ini
    • User can still open an old local file (On by default)
  • Prevent user from accidentally opening a central model
    • Confirmation dialog when a central file is opened (On by default)
    • User will not be able to open a central file (Off by default)

This app also shows localized message for Revit Chinese Simplified version.

Prompt the user to recreate a new local file

Prevent user from accidentally opening a central file

Disabled the user completely from opening a central file

Simple, useful, configurable, free ... Editor's Choice winner!

There's more information available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps website.

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