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Using Revit with GlobalSCAPE WAFS

If you have been having trouble with linking, UNC paths and drive mapping this states the issues quite nicely and has a work aorund that may work:

Using Revit with GlobalSCAPE WAFS
Central File Access
A single adjustment must be made on user workstations for users that will be working on work-shared Revit models being replicated by the WAFS system. The modification requires the creation of a new drive letter mapping using the Windows SUBST command. When Revit creates a Central file, it stores the path of the Central file within the Central file and associated local files. This path is used by the Revit workstations in conjunction with the local copies of the Central file to identify where the Central file resides for actions such as Save to Central, Reload Latest, and borrowing.

When replicating Central files via the WAFS system, the Central files will be located on different file
servers at each site. Thus, the UNC path will be different at each site and will result in Revit failing to lo…


Rounding errors can be a problem which is why the smallest tolerance allowed is used. Typically when EQ./EQ. is used small fractions are created.

Here is a trick to help cleanup the dimensions that aren't exact-
Create a tolerance dimension style if it doesn't already exist. It should be labeled similarly to the original style- but suffixed similarly to "(1/8 TOL)". This is a *special* temporary dimension which reflects the tolerance bound within a particular dimension style(1/8" typically).If needed- create a continuous dimension string (Try to avoid individual dimensions if you can). You can select entire walls utilizing dimension options to define the 'how-to" for these strings and edit the witness lines as needed.Make a copy of the dimension string you want to correct. Change the copied dimension string to the tolerance style.The alternate string will show a rounded value closer to the correct tolerance:

Cleanup by selecting the objects you want to adj…