Using Revit 2021 and Revit LT 2021 in the same Office

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When a Revit workshared model is opened using Revit LT, Revit LT creates its own central file bit does not expose any worksets. Revit LT appends “_LT” to the filename. This is true regardless of whether the original central file was detached or not.

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The “_LT” file can then be opened with Revit again and all the original worksets are preserved. All the elements placed by the Revit LT user is in a new workset called Revit LT User.

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There is no control over this in Revit LT. Quite a lot of work will then have to be done to assign the correct workset to the elements that users in Revit LT impart.

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MEP and Structural files are also available for edit in Revit LT this way, but you will not be able to draw, for example, ducts or slanted columns as you would in the full Revit. Revit LT is not a viable solution for Engineers who want to transition to BIM from CAD.

Also, when attempting to open published files on BIM 360 from some team or from the team’s consumed models, nothing is available.

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My conclusion is that you will certainly be able to work on a file using a combination of licenses, but with the understanding that there are limitations and that only one person should be accessing the file at a time. Please see a full explanation of updating workshared projects in Revit LT below.

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-lt/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2018/ENU/RevitLT-Collaborate/files/GUID-83A81C21-8588-48BA-8EE3-6F10A7F5021B-htm.html

If you need help to adopt Revit or BIM in your practice, please contact Micrographics so we may be of assistance to you.

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