Sometimes you will want to duplicate a Revizto project, perhaps for archive or testing purposes, or to re-share it with a new team. This post shows you how to do it quickly and properly.

Here’s how:

  1. Start Revizto
  2. Load Full Cache by clicking Edit, then the yellow hamburger:
  3. Double-click to Open the Project
  4. Click Project and Save As
  5. Give it a new name
  6. If you want it to be a cloud project, you now need to Sync it to the cloud now. Currently it is just stored on your machine and the issue ids will not have populated. Just press Share, and then hit the Upload button at the bottom of that screen

That’s it, you now have a full copy of all 2D, 3D and issue information from the original Revizto project. You will have to invite new users to this project if you want them to be able to collaborate. Your existing project and users will be unaffected.

Revizto completely transformed the way we manage and coordinate BIM projects, and I have posted about it several times before. I’m really pleased to share a very comprehensive PDF help document put together by the team at Revizto.

It goes through all the steps needed to get up and running with Revizto, including setting up your environment, creating and sharing projects, navigating your model, and collaborating in the Issue Tracker.

 

You can download the full manual using the link below:
Download Revizto User Guide

I’ve been using Revizto for years, but even I learned some things… like this tip about using FBX to get models from Revit LT into Revizto:
Revizto supports all versions of Revit starting from 2014 except Revit LT. For Revit LT you can
load models into Revizto via FBX format.

Throughout the document you can click on links to immediately watch videos:

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It has fully detailed descriptions of the various control schemes, including controllers for VR, and the general hotkeys:

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If you are interested you can download and try out Revizto here.

If you are working on a live, shared, cloud Revizto project, you may wonder how to easily ‘replace’ the entire current model with a fresh version.

Note 1: if you Overwrite model content in Revizto, the Issue Tracker is not affected: Issue list, conversation history and related details are retained.

Here is one way to update the model by replacing with a fresh export:

  1. Export to Revizto
  2. Use ‘Choose Project’ and
  3. Use Overwrite setting
  4. Press OK and confirm
  5. Open In Revizto Editor, Sync to Cloud

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Note 2: remember you can revert to a previous version with the Cloud Revisions tool

To Merge Projects (add new Models to an existing Cloud model):

  1. Export new data to a New Project
  2. Open in Revizto Editor
  3. Optimize if you would like to…
  4. Project – Save (this is still a Local model)
  5. Open the Cloud model
  6. Merge Models with the Cloud project by doing this:
    1. Project – Merge
    2. Add Scene
    3. Select the exported scene
    4. Choose appropriate position (such as Origin to Origin)
  7. Save and Sync to Cloud

 

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Export

 

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Optimize

 

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Coordinates