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Offline chris4455Topic starter

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Live Refreshing With .NWC's from Autodesk Docs
« on: Jun 06, 2023, 13:54:15 PM »
We have a project where the GC's requirements are that the .NWC's for the .NWF are hosted to Autodesk Docs.  If I override my .NWC I can refresh that without closing navisworks.  If another trade updates their .NWC then that file goes stale and will not sync until the .NWF file is closed.  Has anyone found a way to get the file to sync without closing navisworks?  I am aware of the close nwc on load option as well.
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Re: Live Refreshing With .NWC's from Autodesk Docs
« Reply #1 on: Jun 06, 2023, 16:49:09 PM »
Chris,

  As far as I am aware, if users are on different versions of the desktop connector, there will be syncing issues. We tested it here at our company and that was the case.

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Re: Live Refreshing With .NWC's from Autodesk Docs
« Reply #2 on: Jun 06, 2023, 18:24:03 PM »
So once everyone is on the same version it worked for you to refresh another trades .nwc?
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Re: Live Refreshing With .NWC's from Autodesk Docs
« Reply #3 on: Jun 06, 2023, 20:58:06 PM »
Yes. We have not had an update on that for a while now, so haven't had any syncing issues since. I know there was a problem with desktop connector and Revit versions for worksharing as well.

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Re: Live Refreshing With .NWC's from Autodesk Docs
« Reply #4 on: Jun 07, 2023, 20:26:01 PM »
Chris,

  So I tried this out on a new file using same Revit year versions, with the same Desktop Connector versions as well. I am still getting a stale file and found this online:

https://www.autodesk.com/support/technical/article/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Models-linked-into-Navisworks-appear-in-a-Stale-status-in-Desktop-Connector-after-being-updated.html

So it turns out it is still an issue, even though I know I saw a fix in a support post that talked about what I previously stated. Looks like this functions about as well as the rest of Autodesk software. >:(


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Re: Live Refreshing With .NWC's from Autodesk Docs
« Reply #5 on: Jun 09, 2023, 06:26:25 AM »
We tested installing the version 16. Desktop connector on one computer and that computer was able to live sync with desktop connector hosted files as they would sync and not be stale while I was still on the version 15 desktop connector.  Then I installed the 16 version of desktop connector and now I can live sync as well.  Hopefully it stays working.
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