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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP
    ...Can someone please explain to me why "just" doing a Local Save is better than a SWC?...
    The only reason I'd use a Local Save (apart from it being in the SwC process) is when I'm in the middle of doing some kind revision and tearing things apart. I might choose to save my progress before I share it with everyone else.

    Part of SwC process is two local saves (one before and one after) and that probably often takes longer than the sync itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Its technically released. We have a couple of small things were still ironing out the hiccups on (BIM 360, and the FIRST sync is what STARTS the timer... So from the time they OPEN the file until the first sync, they are on their own).

    But as we work out those issues, customers who already have the tool will be entitled to the updated version, too. But as the forum isnt to be used for marketing, reach out via email if you want information on the current version.

    EDIT: Im a total dumbass. Its already working with BIM360, because the proejct im currently working on... is on BIM 360.

    EDIT EDIT: Looks like the File Open thing is resolved too, i think. I didnt install the latest update. LMAO.
    So does this add in automatically sync for the end user?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Karl View Post
    So does this add in automatically sync for the end user?
    Nope. Turns their ribbon bright-ass-red when they don't sync. Public shaming style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Nope. Turns their ribbon bright-ass-red when they don't sync. Public shaming style.

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    Aaron,
    I wonder if it could be helpful to sync end users reminders that are working in the same project so they don't sync at the same time. We have tried to be very careful to allow a sync to finish before another is started, but there are times when it still happens. Having an eight end user sync pile up is a major time waist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Karl View Post
    Aaron,
    I wonder if it could be helpful to sync end users reminders that are working in the same project so they don't sync at the same time. We have tried to be very careful to allow a sync to finish before another is started, but there are times when it still happens. Having an eight end user sync pile up is a major time waist.
    Whole lot more complexity. Plus who says you always sync on a schedule? Like I said, if I finished something big and important, I sync. 8 user pileups don't happen as much if they sync often and the syncs are faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Karl
    ...I wonder if it could be helpful to sync end users reminders that are working in the same project so they don't sync at the same time...
    A firm I work with had an app built to watch for active syncing so users could wait until there wasn't any. It was abandoned because the app started to interfere with performance. The developer involved is no slouch. Apparently it is a difficult task/activity to watch without affecting performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_Stafford View Post
    Apparently it is a difficult task/activity to watch without affecting performance.
    You don't mean the WSM by any chance? The performance hit of people watching that (more than their work) was enough for me to stop installing it.


    FWIW (not a great deal) I'm fairly cool with folk not STC'ing with every move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyweston View Post
    STC'ing with every move:
    Hey, old-timer. We call that SWC now.

    For you "newbies", way back when (maybe Revit 2009 or 2010?) Revit used to call the process "Save To Central" until they (more properly) changed it to Sync With Central
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyweston
    ...You don't mean the WSM by any chance?...
    No Worksharing Monitor was built by Autodesk and I quite liked that app. It didn't have to be running for everyone to benefit from info it provided to me. I believe the worksharing update frequency is the primary culprit in performance issue with it, if any. I didn't run into issues with it much and where I did the network was a bit suspect...too many variables though.

    Generally, I'd like to see people syncing more often, not less often. When people wait a long time to do it they just put themselves and all their work at risk unnecessarily...because Mr. Murphy says the network/software will fail you exactly when you've got the most to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyweston View Post
    FWIW (not a great deal) I'm fairly cool with folk not STC'ing with every move.
    FWIW (not a great deal) just because someone said they often do that, doesnt mean its what those people recommend normal workers do.

    There is a wide chasm between "sync at every command" and "Sync once every two hours." Everyone's entitled to an opinion, of course. In my *opinion,* once youre beyond 30 minutes unsync'd, you are in the "I cant believe people do that sort of stuff" territory. But hey, different strokes for different folks.

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