I no longer reuse Local Files. My attitude and habits have changed a little over the years. I wrote this POST in 2008 and then THIS on in 2011. I've touched on the subject many times within the context of other workset related posts.
I treat my Local File as ephemeral...temporary... I make use of the Open File option Create New Local each and every time I start working on a project again; yes even if I just stopped working earlier to have lunch or join a conference call.
To expand on this, everyday when I create a new local file, I choose to "Append Timestamp." This way I have a collection of local files that I can go back to and "grab" items that, throughout the course of design, may have been deleted but need to be reinstated.
Thought about digging into that too...have in other posts...but decided to stick to one idea for now. Another post perhaps...
Agree with new local every time and append for backups. Great tip for all users.
I'd be perfectly happy if the whole Local Copy thing was hidden to the user. The concept behind it is good, it's just that it should all happen behind the scenes. Revit should ALWAYS make a Local copy (even if you double-click on the Central) but all that should happen without user intervention.
That's the way Revit Server and C4R do it.
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