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Thread: FEEDBACK: Two office locations - one central file ???

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    Question FEEDBACK: Two office locations - one central file ???

    Simple question or not? I'm guessing not.
    We are looking at having an individual at our Las Vegas office begin assisting on RVT projects that are currently just run out of our Reno location.

    How has the experience worked for any of you? And how did it work best?
    How does the central file handle it?
    What is the best approach?

    Currently the thought is to beef up the internet connection and/or set up 2 servers acting as one (never heard of that myself).
    Any input and experience in such a configuration is helpful.
    Thanks in advance.

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    A normal IT person who doesnt know anything about AEC is going to mess this up, so pay attention. Your options are limited.

    1. Remote Desktop, or remote access a computer that is in the main office, and the central file is always only in the main office.

    2. Revit Server. This is a program. Not something the IT person assumes they know what it is. Its a program that gets installed on a Server OS machine, in each office. Its a pain in the ass.

    3. BIM 360 Design. Monthly service from Autodesk. Model goes up in the cloud, for everyone.

    4. Working over VPN / WAN. Will be slow as balls, and will lock up your central while they are saving for 15 minutes. And will eventually corrupt a model.

    Those are the only real choices, without discreet VDI, which no one does for a single user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    A normal IT person who doesnt know anything about AEC is going to mess this up, so pay attention. Your options are limited.

    1. Remote Desktop, or remote access a computer that is in the main office, and the central file is always only in the main office.

    2. Revit Server. This is a program. Not something the IT person assumes they know what it is. Its a program that gets installed on a Server OS machine, in each office. Its a pain in the ass.

    3. BIM 360 Design. Monthly service from Autodesk. Model goes up in the cloud, for everyone.

    4. Working over VPN / WAN. Will be slow as balls, and will lock up your central while they are saving for 15 minutes. And will eventually corrupt a model.

    Those are the only real choices, without discreet VDI, which no one does for a single user.

    Thanks for that feedback 2roads...
    I fwdd your comment to our IT/CAD guy and he immediately said that on the current short list somebody just moved to the top.
    Hopefully we make the right decision.
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    Bim 360 design will probably be the best choice overall.

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    Revit server will work good when you have set it up right, a server (cheap ones are fast enough for small teams) at both locations and fast internet will do the trick.
    Bim360 will also work just fine, but can be more expensive if you got a lot of people working in the offices.

    I would go with Bim360 because it's a lot easier to set up and to share models with external partners.
    Last edited by mjajansen; April 16th, 2019 at 10:41 AM.

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    +1 bim360
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    Keep it clean and simple.

    1. Order affordable Lenovo desktops and spread them about.
    2. Remote connect to desktops in step 1 as required.
    3. Sync.
    4. Don’t worry, be happy.
    Last edited by WorkSharing; April 17th, 2019 at 05:55 PM.

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    bim360 works a treat.. and can work from your laptop anywhere in world, instead of being stuck to the office

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    Thanks! I think this usefull information.

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