Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Show History and Backups behavior

Someone asked me a question if the File menu > show history command could be restricted to show only certain parts of the saved history of the RVT project. Typically a Revit project keeps the history of all the saves along with the comments (if any). Here is chart that shows the RVT behavior in various scenarios.

File type Show History Backups
Central File All STC info since its beginning No of backups based on the number entered while doing the first save as. (default 20)
Local File All STC and local save info since its beginning ditto
“detach from central” option while opening a file copies history from original file all backups lost from original
“save as” Retains only STC history info. all backups lost from original
“save as” with “Make this a central file after save” option Loses all history all backups lost from original

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