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    Hi, i have a luxury condominium project. We create a central file and 3person is working on that file with individual local file. We are planning to copy and detach the central file from and copy it to our thumb drive, so that we can continue working it at home. Question is, how can we update the central file base in the detach fie we are working on? Can we use copy monitor? What are the best possible trick to adopt to update our central file base on our detached file we are working at home? Wedid this because the porject is so urgent.

    #2
    Others may disagree but I think what you are proposing is a recipe for disaster. If you really need to work at home on a workshared project you might want to look at Revit Server and talk to your IT people about making it possible to work at home using Revit Server.

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      #3
      Revit Server... is your best option here.

      RDP connections from home to work computers. This method is very easy for IT to do and allows you to work from home with out much strife.

      worst idea:
      detach copies revert back to non workshared models ... maybe bind them back together later.
      -Alex Cunningham

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        #4
        Dont even bother with Revit Server. Just use RDP to get in to your work machines and call it a day. What you are proposing will flat out not work, and itll end in disaster. Once you detach, all you cna do is manually copy and paste stuff back and forth. Yuck.
        Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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          #5
          You could delegate the workload (and what are currently worksets) between the 3 users, unshare the central model, split it up according to the work required, then give each user their allocated pieces of work on 3 individual models - which could then be later linked together on the return to the office.

          However, as everyone so far as suggested, what ever workaround you employ will involve some degree of ugliness... personally I wouldn't even bother having your staff RDP - and tell them that the work has to be done and that they've all got to stay late and get it done. It's not an attitude I advocate, but it's sadly the nature of the beast. If you've sympathetic bosses, you could even ask them to offer some kind of free dinner and travel home for your team's "extra" effort.

          But in the end, you'd all be better off learning to plan out your time better, or learn how to say "no" to unachievable deadlines. :thumbsup:

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            #6
            DO NOT detach and take copies home on jump drives and try to "patch it back together at the office".

            RDP from home to control mouse clicks and keyboard on the machines (which are left running ) at the office. Home internet speed/latency may be an issue--try testing it first. Team Viewer is another good option for remote logging onto a machine at the office from another location. Revit Server would work, but it's a LOT of setup involving IT, servers with WinServer 2008 R2 64 bit, VPN tunnels/firewalls, etc.--probably not well suited to a "work from home" scenario--unless everyone is very IT savvy and you have $ for all the infrastructure.
            Cliff B. Collins
            Registered Architect
            The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
            Autodesk Expert Elite

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              #7
              logmein.com is free, set it up at the office, leave your computer on, go home, log in from home and work just like you were at your desk. Or work from anywhere with internet.
              Scott D. Brown, AIA | Senior Project Manager | Beck Group

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