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Revit Server Model Upgrade Workflow
Posted by Kent Watson, Last modified by Kent Watson on 21 October 2014 02:28 PM

Tip Title:      Model Upgrade Workflow for Revit Server

Product:      Revit, Revit Server

Author:        Kent Watson – Technical Consultant

 

Issue:

You have many files in an early version of Revit Server. They all contain links to each other.  You want to know the best way to upgrade all of these files to the new version of Revit and add them to the new version of Revit Server

 NOTE: It is recommended that you upgrade one version at a time.  Do not go from version 2013 to version 2015 directly, upgrade to 2014 then to 2015.

Solution 1:

If you have a large number of files and families, I would suggest to use the batch upgrade.  

1.      Make all users sync to central with relinquishing all in old version of Revit. 

2.      Please lock Revit Server (old version), and create a local file.

3.      Please make a backup of your Revit models and families.

4.      Unload all the links from the project.

5.      If you haven't installed Bulk File Upgrader please download and install from the link: https://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3abulkfileupgrader_windows32and64%3aen

6.      Select the target folders and run the File upgrader in Revit (new version). 

7.      Open the project in Revit (new version), and associate the linked files again. 

8.      Save this local file as "Make this file as Central" to the desired folder on Revit Server (new version).

 

Solution 2:

 If you have a single folder and not many files you can upgrade through Revit Server using these steps

1.      Make all users sync to central with relinquishing all in old version of Revit. 

2.      Please lock Revit Server (old version), and create a local file.

3.      Please make a backup of your Revit models and families.

4.      Unload all the links from the project.

5.      Copy the model to be upgraded from the project root of legacy Revit Server to the project root of new Revit Server

NOTE: This is the ONLY workflow where model management through Windows Explorer rather than Revit Server Administrator is supported!

6.      In the new version of Revit open the legacy central model.  File will be upgraded

7.      Perform a Sync with central to save the upgraded file and give full functionality through the new version of Revit Server

 

Additional information

About Upgrading Workshared Projects

Video: Model Upgrade Workflow for Revit Server

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