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    Revit local recovery file significantly smaller than central file after crash

    Revit crashed and displayed a prompt that allowed me to save a recovery file before it terminated. However, looking at the file size of this recovery .rvt file, it is 100MB less than the central. I'm hesitant to sync back to central. Is there a reason there is a discrepancy between file sizes? Will syncing this recovery model back to central corrupt it?

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    I almost never used the Recovery files in that other program. They were pretty much guaranteed to be corrupt.
    Conversely, I've almost never had a problem with a Revit Recovery file.
    Of course, you'll want to open you Local Copy and poke around a bit to make sure nothing obvious is missing, but you're probably fine.
    Don't worry abou the file size. Revit stores a lot of Undo information within the .rvt file and that's probably all you "lost."
    After a few SWCs, it'll be back up to the original size again.
    You can see the same effect if you do a SaveAs and create new Central. That'll make is smaller, too.

    Oh, and when you open your Local check the Audit box.
    Revit won't tell you anything, but it will fix any errors it finds.
    Dave Plumb
    BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

    CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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