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    Project Collaboration for a small firm?

    I have the opportunity to do a mega project that has a schedule that is brutal. So, as a sole proprietor curtain wall detailer I will not be able to complete the required modeling and output in the required time per the schedule. So, I'm anticipating doing a project collaboration with a person that I know fairly well in the curtain wall business that also uses Revit. We are in different states in the US. What would be the best way for us to work share a model? Cost is not much of an issue but time for setup and learning curve certainly are. Any direction would be appreciated. I've got to make a decision about what to do by Monday (either get involved or not). Thanks for any help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Jones View Post
    I have the opportunity to do a mega project that has a schedule that is brutal. So, as a sole proprietor curtain wall detailer I will not be able to complete the required modeling and output in the required time per the schedule. So, I'm anticipating doing a project collaboration with a person that I know fairly well in the curtain wall business that also uses Revit. We are in different states in the US. What would be the best way for us to work share a model? Cost is not much of an issue but time for setup and learning curve certainly are. Any direction would be appreciated. I've got to make a decision about what to do by Monday (either get involved or not). Thanks for any help!
    Sounds to me like "Collaboration For Revit" (from Autodesk) is exactly what you guys need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Sounds to me like "Collaboration For Revit" (from Autodesk) is exactly what you guys need.
    thanks Aaron, I'll check that out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Jones View Post
    thanks Aaron, I'll check that out
    As the Product Manager for the service, I'd be quite interested in your assessment, whether you choose to use C4R or not.

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    I'll echo support for that approach too, looks to me like C4R's target market/project right there.

    You could probably use some separate files and Load as Group to pass pieces of the project back and forth even if you didn't use C4R...unless there really aren't any separate elements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_Stafford View Post
    I'll echo support for that approach too, looks to me like C4R's target market/project right there.
    x2. We are considering implementing it on a project thats coming up, and technically we dont even need to (I have a Rig here for remote access, with a Virtual machine with Pass through graphics, for remote-help to log in to). But its just easier to not mess with any of that, if we can use C4R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool
    ...x2...
    Technically I think you are x3 now since you said it in the first place

    Yeah a couple users for a couple months is probably a lot less costly than providing a solution oneself...if you don't already have such a thing.

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    LOL. You got me. Havent finished the morning coffee yet.

    Even having the remote setup, its just "easier" to not have to explain the VPN tunnel, and the configurations, and the login accounts, and blah blah blah. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    As the Product Manager for the service, I'd be quite interested in your assessment, whether you choose to use C4R or not.

    -Kyle
    thanks Kyle. We've decided to go with C4R and I'm putting our proposal together this weekend including the cost of C4R for the anticipated duration of the project. I do have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the very reasonable cost for C4R. In the grand scheme of things the yearly cost is almost free

    thanks to everyone else who have offered advise. When the project becomes official I'm sure that I'll be back with technical C4R questions...

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