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    2016 - Upload Updated Model to C4R For Linking

    Hello - I have my model and a bunch of linked files on C4R. I receive new Revit models weekly from the GC which I have linked into my model. I tried to upload the new models from the GC to C4R, it tells me there is already a Revit model with the same name in the project and to use a different name. It does not give me the option to overwrite this model. I had to delete the model from the cloud and then upload the new model and then reload from to get the link back into my project. Why can't I just overwrite an existing model if I want to?
    Joshua Kohl

    Eastern Exterior Wall Systems, Inc
    www.eews.com

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    Originally posted by Joshua Kohl View Post
    Hello - I have my model and a bunch of linked files on C4R. I receive new Revit models weekly from the GC which I have linked into my model. I tried to upload the new models from the GC to C4R, it tells me there is already a Revit model with the same name in the project and to use a different name. It does not give me the option to overwrite this model. I had to delete the model from the cloud and then upload the new model and then reload from to get the link back into my project. Why can't I just overwrite an existing model if I want to?
    Doesn't work that way with BIM360 and C4R. We've been going through the process for 16 months now. New models weekly, rename them to date version them, Initiate them up to BIM360, do a Reload From to replace the old with the new, delete the old. I'd love to be able to just upload a model with the same name and have it overwrite the old one and then rename the replacement to version it. We go through this with 4 BIG models every week!
    I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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      #3
      Do I change the name from within Revit using "Manage Cloud Models" under the Collaborate Tab or do I do it through the web version or doesn't it matter?
      Joshua Kohl

      Eastern Exterior Wall Systems, Inc
      www.eews.com

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        #4
        I do it locally but I don't think that it would matter


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        I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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          #5
          Originally posted by Joshua Kohl View Post
          Do I change the name from within Revit using "Manage Cloud Models" under the Collaborate Tab or do I do it through the web version or doesn't it matter?
          Do it via Manage Cloud Models.

          Also notable that you can put that consultant model as a local link if 1) you don't need its Elements visible in any Views/Sheets you are publishing to BIM 360 Team or 2) the rest of the team members can resolve the absolute path where you place the local link. Not ideal for all, but works for some.

          And finally, note that this workflow inefficiency is definitely on our radar, and high on our investment priorities.

          -Kyle
          Director
          Building Design Strategy

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            #6
            Originally posted by Joshua Kohl View Post
            Hello - I have my model and a bunch of linked files on C4R. I receive new Revit models weekly from the GC which I have linked into my model. I tried to upload the new models from the GC to C4R, it tells me there is already a Revit model with the same name in the project and to use a different name. It does not give me the option to overwrite this model. I had to delete the model from the cloud and then upload the new model and then reload from to get the link back into my project. Why can't I just overwrite an existing model if I want to?
            You can store your linked models in a new folder in C:\Program Data. I named ours "Revit Links" and create subfolders inside that according to project. Every week, drag and drop right into this folder and you're good. Other modelers do the same. The path has to be identical so don't put it in your "users" directories such as "Documents". We have 4 guys and on my team doing it and it works great. There's a thread in here (forget where) where a couple of us in this forum, plus myself separately with Autodesk and IT went back and forth to get this workaround. Some people out there use dropbox, but it was concluded that that was an insecure method, possibly exposing you to ransomware due to dropbox's auto-sync.

            Remember to archive milestone sets of linked models!

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