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    project template upgrading

    So do you all create a new template for that years version, upgrade previous year and repath all family content in it to match new location or don't worry about paths? So you have a revit standards 2011 and a revit standards 2012 folders on the network with each project template pathed to the appropriate version.

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    I upgrade and repath. And the Labs released a different upgrading tool from the one that comes pre-packaged with the program (those batch and text files). The new one is an add-in that has a graphic interface and upgrades not only families, but also template and project files (.rfa, .rte, .rvt). All you have to do is select the source folder and the destination folder, and which file types you want to upgrade, and the add-in does the rest, including duplicating your library folder structure as it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosskirby View Post
    I upgrade and repath. And the Labs released a different upgrading tool from the one that comes pre-packaged with the program (those batch and text files). The new one is an add-in that has a graphic interface and upgrades not only families, but also template and project files (.rfa, .rte, .rvt). All you have to do is select the source folder and the destination folder, and which file types you want to upgrade, and the add-in does the rest, including duplicating your library folder structure as it goes.
    Will this go into the template and re-load all families with the correct pathing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdoherty0102 View Post
    Will this go into the template and re-load all families with the correct pathing?
    Not that I know off... AND this is a big reason why I have as little families in my template as possible.

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    That's what I am trying to do as well...that and getting rid of typical details, start using live cuts, go away from using colored object styles, have the default white back ground actually be white by default....

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    No, unfortunately not. All it does is upgrade your entire library of details and templates, along with the directory structure, which is pretty nice (especially compared to the previous tool). Maybe one day we'll get a decent "upgrade everything" tool, but until then, you're on your own manually re-pathing the families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosskirby View Post
    No, unfortunately not. All it does is upgrade your entire library of details and templates, along with the directory structure, which is pretty nice (especially compared to the previous tool). Maybe one day we'll get a decent "upgrade everything" tool, but until then, you're on your own manually re-pathing the families.
    Figured, wishful thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdoherty0102 View Post
    Figured, wishful thinking.
    Just rethink how you structure your folders...


    Instead of:


    X:\Revit_Content\2010
    X:\Revit_Content\2011
    X:\Revit_Content\2012


    You could rename 2012 to "Current Version" (or whatever), and then when 2013 arrives, create a new folder named "2012", copy all the content from "Current Version" to "2012", and then run the batch upgrade on the "Current Version" folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkholm View Post
    Just rethink how you structure your folders...


    Instead of:


    X:\Revit_Content\2010
    X:\Revit_Content\2011
    X:\Revit_Content\2012


    You could rename 2012 to "Current Version" (or whatever), and then when 2013 arrives, create a new folder named "2012", copy all the content from "Current Version" to "2012", and then run the batch upgrade on the "Current Version" folder.
    sometimes the brilliant solutions can be soooo easy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkholm View Post
    Just rethink how you structure your folders...


    Instead of:


    X:\Revit_Content\2010
    X:\Revit_Content\2011
    X:\Revit_Content\2012


    You could rename 2012 to "Current Version" (or whatever), and then when 2013 arrives, create a new folder named "2012", copy all the content from "Current Version" to "2012", and then run the batch upgrade on the "Current Version" folder.
    This is how we did it before I switched it to having the date. The reason I did not like this method is because our version of Revit we use is governed by the Architect we will often use 2011 after we have deployed and have some project using 2012. So if I were to use this method when I convert all those in "Current Version" to 2012 all the people left working in 2011 can not use that link any longer and would have to go find where the 2011 files are stashed every time they need to load a family. By making it 2011 and 2012 I can completely leave the old version alone and not affect anyone still working in 2011.

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