Author Archives: Eric Chappell

BIM 360 Basics Quick Tip: Restore a Previous File Version

Oops! Something went wrong with your current file and you need to go back in time to try again. That’s easy to do with BIM 360 Docs. Just click on the version number:

That will open a window that will list out all of the previous versions. For any version you choose you can make it current, download it, or copy it to another location.

Check out the video to see how it’s done:

BIM 360 Basics Quick Tip: Save Time, Leverage Roles and Companies

Have you noticed that when you add a user to a project that you can specify a company and a role? This isn’t just busy work, the role and company properties serve a purpose. You can save yourself lots of time, now and in the future, by adding users to folders using roles and companies, instead of as individuals. Check out the video to learn more.

Sharing Method #2: Live Linking

So maybe you don’t want to workshare with another Revit user (i.e. work in the same Revit model together, maybe even at the same time) but instead you just want to link to a file that’s being actively worked on by a design team. That’s live linking and you can watch the video below to see what that’s all about or you can skip to the lower section and just read about it.

So the first step to linking to any Revit file is to launch the Link to Revit command from the Insert tab of the Ribbon.

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BIM 360 Design Sharing Method 4: Consuming Packages

Linking to the Shared folder is handy but what if you don’t want to automatically incorporate another team’s changes as soon as they upload them? That’s where consuming packages comes in. This gives your team the power to decide when any changes from other teams are incorporated into your design environment. Watch the video to see how it’s done or just scroll on by and follow the steps if you’re too impatient to watch the video. You should know, however, that the video contains lots of extra insight in addition to the technical steps.

So how do you consume a package? It’s actually really easy.

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