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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Jones View Post
    Kyle, the forum is having a problem with unwanted duplicate posts. Not his/her fault
    Where are A360 Collaboration for Revit local files stored?-40933062-business-man-pulling-brown-paper-bag-over-his-head-hide-his-face-stock-photo.jpg
    Doh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    I'd advise against re-writing the same previous message, but rather explaining what you mean by your question.

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    not sure what happen to my last post it never showed up. anyway, i wanted to know if there a way to tell what local model you are seeing in the cache folder when you have opened multiple projects on the cloud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEPTrevitGuy View Post
    not sure what happen to my last post it never showed up. anyway, i wanted to know if there a way to tell what local model you are seeing in the cache folder when you have opened multiple projects on the cloud?
    The only way is to open a model in Revit, then look at the journal file. You can see the correlation between the GUID and the model name there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEPTrevitGuy View Post
    not sure what happen to my last post it never showed up.
    A new member's first 5 posts must be approved by a Moderator.
    That helps us cut down on spam, but sometimes it takes awhile for us to notice there are posts pending.
    I see you just passed the magic #5, so you should be good to go from now on.

    And, BTW, Welcome to RFO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    A new member's first 5 posts must be approved by a Moderator.
    That helps us cut down on spam, but sometimes it takes awhile for us to notice there are posts pending.
    I see you just passed the magic #5, so you should be good to go from now on.

    And, BTW, Welcome to RFO!
    ok, thank you for the info.

    happy to be on. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_greisen View Post
    Hi,

    So does each user download all linked models to their local cache too, or just the MEP model for instance? Seems like the initial opening time on a project with large amounts of linked models is very long.

    Would it be possible to copy the local files from one user's '\collaborationcache\' to another to speed up that initial opening time and reduce data transfer?

    Mike

    c4r does downloads ALL of the revit links in the model, regardless of their 'linked' status. we moved the entire windows user-profile to a secondary drive (1TB) to allow for max c4r-cache breathing room in '\collaborationcache\'. we haven't had any issues since, with 17+ users and growing, c4r performance has increased and is more consistent. this is now our standard new-machine roll-out.
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    I am very disenchanted with this whole Autodesk Revit C4R approach. After using Revit for several years now we have been pushed to use C4R as the holly grail of realtime collaboration and so far I do not see any benefit for using it. The Apple approach taken "The customer doesn't know what they need" is really annoying. As a Manager I cannot afford to give away so much control knowing that Technology is not perfect and failures happen. I walked in this morning and one of my users is experiencing data loss, there is a print made by a different user at a different time zone showing the changes but the model does not show them. User error? Maybe. Under the current approach the user is hand tied when a problem happens, there are no acceptable troubleshooting tools built in, I will explain.

    1. There was mention early on this thread about the local models being cryptically named which was conveniently ignored. It is unnecessarily difficult to match a Cloud model with a locally cached model. None of the Revit windows or options to view the cloud models show the size of the model or its last saved date/time.

    2. The caching of all the linked models and their linked models is time consuming and kills performance and resources. What is the point of this if cached models cannot be used as Archives or backups?

    3. The model versions stored by C4R can only be restored overwriting the current working file. For this to be done the main model has to be unused. How is the user to know what they want to restore without first looking at it? Also most times models don't need to be restored, copying and pasting information mistakenly deleted, reverted changes or lost information due to system failure is sufficient or necessary if models have been developed to a point where restoring will result in more work loss than gain.

    4. The Publish to the a360 website is time consuming, and does not give users status information. There is a disconnect between the Revit Manage Cloud Models window after a Publish is reported as done and when the files are updated on the a360 website. Once files are updated on the a360 Website downloading is extremely time consuming as it zips and downloads all linked models and their links. What is the purpose of the Attach vs Overlay Reference Types if not to control what is essential and what is there for coordination.

    5. As a consultant I have no control over who has access to our models. There is a log of people but there is no way of knowing is anything was changed.

    These are the few things that I would like to have addressed on a360. This may not be the right forum but with so many user boards and Autodesk sites it is impossible to tell.
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