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    so the cheapest solution and tiime saving (Revit server seems to be woooww!!) is Bim 360?
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    Quote Originally Posted by philsogood View Post
    so the cheapest solution and tiime saving (Revit server seems to be woooww!!) is Bim 360?
    Phil
    Revit Server is the "cheapest" if you are only talking about Hard Costs in software, and you arent talking about Soft Costs of: IT Labor for setup, IT Software (needing extra OS's for RS Accelerators), potentially needing extra hardware for RS Accelerators, IT Labor for maintenance time, Production Staff labor for uploads/downloads, Production Staff labor for Consultant Coordination (unless you hack it (unsupported), Consultants cant get in your RS unless you use something like Clarity overlayed on top of RS< or hack the heck out of your RS and make it public facing (i dont recommend this, its a risk).

    Otherwise, yes: BIM 360 is the cheapest way to collab from multiple locations or multiple companies.

    VDI is an option (mainly just for single companies with multiple locations) but its damn expensive and damn time consuming to set up (and get right) when you are just starting. Its not something you *pivot* too.

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    First i used revit server and that worked really nice.

    We now switched to a central model on a share on a nas (don't ask me why) and it does work without crashing. It is slow*, but i never thought it would work this way without crashing.
    Worksharing monitor helps a lot so we don't synch at the same time.

    *revit server synching with 500Mbit was <1min, and now with a share on a 100mbit fiber it takes >10 mins.


    I jinxed it it worked for 3 days, i hope we will return to the revit server soon.

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