Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Free AutoSave add-in for Revit

I was exchanging emails with Dmitry Chubrik recently, and he told me about a new Revit add-in his company BIM2B just released. It is called R AutoSave and is available for free via the Autodesk app store.

I installed on my work computer and have done a little testing. I opened a model, made a few changes and then after the specified "Autosave interval" I manually crashed Revit. When you attempt to open the same model you are prompted to use the Autosaved model or the (older) file you have selected (see image below). When I selected the "restore unsaved changes" option, all of my changes appeared!



Rather than spelling out the various options and scenarios, I will just point you to Dmitry's blog post announcing this add-in, as he gets into all of the nitty gritty. Follow this link to read more: http://bim2b.ru/bim2b-autosave-for-revit

One more quick comment... I don't recall seeing an add-in that integrates into the Options dialog as shown below... pretty cool.


I have to do some more testing to see if I want to roll this out to staff. Losing work is never good and this tool could save a ton of time. So it is definitely worth a look, and the price is right.

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  2. You may also want to look at this add-in Dan:

    isync for Revit:
    https://www.archigrafix.com/isync-ultimate-perpetual.html

    https://apps.autodesk.com/RVT/en/Detail/Index?id=1032435176066600819&appLang=en&os=Win64

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