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How Dv TDM can manage Revit model files


Can Dv TDM manage Revit model files?

Yes, Dv TDM allows you to keep your Revit model files secure while providing authorized users access to creating a local file?  Revit files can be securely managed, along with all your other engineering files, quick and easy using Dv TDM. Various procedural scenarios are available. One is to enable worksharing on the Revit files thus making them into central models that allows multiple users to work on them. The user simply queries Dv TDM for the central model and selects the copy out feature. When the central model file is copied, any linked models (or other linked files) will function since the central model knows their Dv TDM network location. Revit will recognize that the copied file is now a local model and the user can update their changes back to the central model that is managed via Dv TDM. This protects and secures the master while granting access to creating local (auto-updatable) files on the users’ local workstation. Another scenario is to simply make Revit models non-central files and users check-out and check-in files just like any other file.

Once your Revit file is setup, simply add it into the Dv TDM repository. Users with appropriate access rights can see the Revit model files when performing Dv TDM queries along with all other matching records. The user selects the Revit model file record within Dv TDM to see all pertinent information (schedules, timelines, project notes, audit trail activity etc.) and simply selects the appropriate life-cycle action.

A Revit model is a single database file represented in the various ways which are useful for design work. Such representations can be plans, sections, elevations, legends, and schedules. Because changes to each representation of the database model are made to one central model, changes made in one representation of the model (for example a plan) are propagated to other representations of the model (for example elevations). Thus, Revit drawings and schedules are always fully coordinated in terms of the building objects shown in drawings.

When worksharing is enabled within a Revit model, a central model is created. Each user then accesses Dv TDM to download a copy of the central file to their user workstation (known as the local file). The user then simply uses the Revit save to central function which updates the central file with their changes and sends back any changes made by other users. This procedure prevents two users from making the same change simultaneously and prevents conflicts.

Using Dv TDM in conjunction with your Revit models allows you to also benefit from the many other features build into Dv TDM. Dv TDM offers Workflows, Knowledge Group alerts and many more features to keep your project team on schedule.


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