Saving Non-Workshared Revit Models to BIM 360

May 4, 2020 IMAGINiT Technologies

Many of us are new to using BIM 360 and unfamiliar with how to manage non-Workshared Revit models on BIM 360. I will show you a couple of ways to save and access your Revit models on BIM 360.

What is a non-Workshared Revit model?
A non-Workshared model does not have a central model to synchronize to. It is a model that only one person can access the file at a time.

I will show three ways to save a Revit non-Workshared model to BIM 360

Option 1 - Save Non-Workshared Models to BIM 360
(BIM 360 Docs or Design license needed to use this method)
Revit & Revit LT can use the “Save As > Cloud Model”
Non-Workshared model can be saved to BIM 360 using the “Save As” > “Cloud Model”

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Select the Hub where your project resides. Select the Project and navigate to the folder where you want the model to be saved.

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Option 2 - Convert & Save Revit Models into a Workshared Models on BIM 360
(BIM 360 Design license is needed to use this method)
“Collaborate” command is not available for Revit LT

Use the “Collaborate” or “Collaborate in Cloud” option to convert the Revit model into a Workshared model and save it to a BIM 360 Design project.

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Figure 4Selecting the “In BIM 360 Document Management” If this greyed out, contact your Autodesk Account Manger to grant you a BIM 360 Design license.

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  • You can change the name of the model before it is saved
  • Select the HUB where the project is locatedFigure 6
  • Navigate to the Project & Folder where the files are to be saves

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Option 3 – Convert the non–Workshared model after it has been saved to your BIM 360 project site.

After the project is open select the “Workset” command to convert a model to a Workshared model.

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After confirming the following selections, your model with be converted to a Workshared model.

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Finally, when opening the Revit project, you will see what type of model you will be opening.

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