Revit Tip: Worksharing between Revit and Revit LT

Posted February 7, 2013 by Bill Knittle, Building Solution Engineer:

Are you a Revit user that would benefit from Workshare with Revit LT users, or vice versa?  This video explains the workflow when collaborating in a Workshare enables project file.

Revit Tip #27:  Worksharing between Revit and Revit LT

Let us know what other tips we can record to improve your workflow and collaboration.

Check out the rest of the Revit Tips on the Synergis YouTube Channel.

-Bill Knittle

For the past six years at Synergis, Bill Knittle has been training, supporting, and implementing the Building Solutions offered from Autodesk, which include AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, and the Revit applications. Bill is a Revit Architecture 2008 Certified User and during this latest round of certification exams, he became an AutoCAD 2009, AutoCAD Architecture 2009, and Revit Architecture 2009 Certified Associate and Certified Professional. His interactions with customers have led him to author several technical articles for AEC Bytes and Cadalyst. Bill enjoys teaching and sharing his industry and technical knowledge.

11 thoughts on “Revit Tip: Worksharing between Revit and Revit LT

  1. Chris says:

    Okay, but this is not genuinely a “worksharing with LT” in the simultaneous-work sense. It’s more for if an LT user had to temporarily borrow a workshared model and then give it back. Any work done by the full Revit user while the LT user is working would be lost when the LT user returns their file and overwrites the Central model. Right?

    • Chris, you are correct. Revit LT does not have the ability to Workshare like full-Revit. So, the full-Revit users would need to sit idle while the LT user did their work in the central-file. It is not “Worksharing” in the classical sense, it’s very similar to a full-Revit user taking a workshared file home. In Revit vernacular, we call it “Working at Risk.” The difference here is, Revit LT creates a Workset for the LT user to work in. Traditional “Working at Risk” would require the individual to take ownership of a Workset prior to taking the project file on the road.

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