Revit 2023 – LAN Central file from Central File Acting as Template

This blog follows on from a previous blog regarding using a central file as the base for a template file for a company where worksets are integral to the operation of their projects.

Copy the central file from the template folder into the project folder.

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Open and detach from central from the copied Template_CENTRAL.rvt file. Audit to make sure all the families and the hosts are still compatible.

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and specify worksets so that you can close all the worksets – making it faster to open files and good practice for generating rooms and spaces.

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Exercise the option to detach and preserve worksets – this is why we are using the central file instead of a template after all.

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By detaching from central you have given yourself full ownership of all of the elements in the model. Next, save the model as a new Project_CENTRAL.rvt file.

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Synchronize and then relinquish all worksets. Close the file.

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Delete the copied template file.

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Now open the newly created project central file as a local file and complete the store. Again, note that you can specify which worksets are opened at any time so that you can limit the amount of data in the project.

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Note that while you have control over the visibility of the worksets in specific views, this does not exclude them from being opened in the project. Hence you should not use them to control the information that enters the project. Instead, open or close them instead.

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