Thursday, 20 May 2010
On a workset enabled model, by default Revit stores 20 backups of the central file but it is not possible to see or access these backups like the single user file.
To rollback to an earlier version of your central file you must use the following steps...
To preview an archived version you can simply select the version and click ‘Save As…’ and it will make a new independent model where ever you choose.
To make permanent changes to the ‘Live’ central file, use the ‘Rollback…’ button but BEWARE… this change is permanent and you will loose any changes made beyond this date.
Open your local copy of the central file and click ‘Save As…’ In the dialogue box click ‘Options’ (bottom right) and change the number of backups to suit.
Don’t bother changing the file name, just click save. If it tells you this file already exists, you can just overwrite it. That’s it done! The information is sent back to your central file and the number of backups to retain will be updated.
TIP: I would recommend the project BIM coordinator recreates the central file at least once a week. You will notice the file size is reduced and it will be less prone to crashing - dont ask me why, it just works ;-)