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Worksharing Display Timesaver
Have you ever made an extensive series of changes, only to find that someone else owns one of the elements you need and you must now wait for an editability request to be granted? Here’s a way that Revit 2012’s new Worksharing Display and Editing Request Notification features can save you both time and frustration:
- Before making a change that may require extensive regeneration, click the Worksharing Display button in the View Menu and choose “Checkout Status” to see if other team members own any elements that you might need for your change.
Anything owned by others will have solid red fill by default. If you need any of these elements, you’ll need to send an editing request and you may have to Reload Latest. You can save time by pre-requesting elements that you need to finish your edit.
- Select the elements that you need, right-click, and choose “Make Elements Editable.” Revit will prompt you to send an Editing Request, and the element owner will receive the notification. While you’re waiting, you can move onto other tasks.
- After you receive editability of the all needed elements, click the Worksharing Display button and choose “Model Updates” to make sure that they are up to date with the Central File. If you need to perform a Reload Latest or a Sync With Central, you’ll save time by doing it before making time-consuming changes.