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Here are the steps I use in the video:
Step 1 BackupYou should always create a backup of your or your companies work when ever you make a change that will impact the entire project, this would be one of those times. Here are some ways that you can backup your project:
- Copy to local workstation
- Copy to USB drive
- Rely on your I.T. department to have a backup.
- Use a service like CrashPlan or Dropbox to copy your project files off site.
- You only need to archive/backup the .RVT files and its links.
Step 2 Check your ProjectYou should always check each central file before the upgrade process. It is always a good idea to know what errors are in the file before you begin the upgrade process.
- Open each .RVT file and check for errors.
- Document what files are linked to where.
- Use Bluebeam to create a PDF of each sheet and view in your project.
Step 3 Copy the Project to a new folderYou may or may not want to have a new folder for you project, but I find that its a good idea to do so. you don’t need to make an entirely new project folder just a new folder to store your central files.
- Create a new folder.
- Copy the RVT central files to that folder.
- Rename the central files if necessary to have the version number in the name.
Step 4: Upgrade Project
- You will want to start with the files with the least amount of links.
- Here is the order for my example project:
- Use Bluebeam to Create a PDF of each sheet and view in your project.
Step 5 Check your work with BluebeamNow for the fun part; we will use Bluebeam Revu to compare both PDF files created in the earlier steps.
- Use Bluebeam Revu to compare the 2013 and the 2014 project files.
- When you select the 2013 PDF you will see all the changes in the Markup List.
- Double click the markup to see both the 2013 and 2014 versions.
- Using Bluebeam Revu you can quickly find all the differences.