Enabling worksharing involves creating a master project file, known as a central file, from an existing model.
The central file stores the current ownership information for all worksets and elements in the project, and acts as the distribution point for all changes published to the file. All users should save their own local copy of the contents of the central file, edit locally in this workspace, and then synchronize with central to publish their save changes to the central file so that other users can see their work.
To enable worksharing and create a central file:
The Worksharing dialog displays, showing the default user-created worksets (Shared Levels and Grids, and Workset1).
The Worksets dialog displays.
You do not need to create worksets at this point. For more information, see .
When specifying a name for the central file, use a naming convention that identifies the file as the central file (for example, OfficeBuilding_CentralFile.rvt).
|All||Opens all worksets in the central file. Opening all worksets will significantly reduce performance in larger project files.|
|Editable||Opens all editable worksets. Depending on how many editable worksets are in the central file, this option may significantly reduce performance in larger project files.|
|Last Viewed||Opens worksets according to their state from a previous Revit Architecture session. Only worksets open in the last session open. If you are opening the file for the first time, all worksets open.|
Opens specified worksets. When you click Open, the Opening Worksets dialog displays.
Initial status is based on when the file was last opened. Specify different worksets or click OK to confirm the default.
Press Ctrl+A to select all worksets in this dialog.
The file is now the central file for the project. Revit Architecture creates the file in the directory you specified and creates a backup folder for the file. For example, if your central file is called OfficeBuilding_CentralFile, you see the Revit project file and the backup folder (OfficeBuilding_CentralFile_backup) in the directory.