R AutoSave

Each Revit user faced with a situation of emergency shutdown and loss of data. Yes, Revit sometimes "crashes" and does not always suggest creating a recovery file ... But no one wants to lose time and work done. 
 
At the same time, even AutoCAD has an auto-save feature. Many users expect to find auto-save in Revit and get frustrated, because in Revit there is no such function...
 
This inspired us to create the "R AutoSave" application - auto-save for Revit!
The main task of "R AutoSave" is to minimize the loss of data.
You just need to install "R AutoSave", set the auto-save interval and that's it!
 
 
 

How does it work?

For example, you specified an interval of auto-saving of 5 minutes. This means that "R AutoSave" will automatically save your project every 5 minutes (completely without your participation).
You can still make a "manual" file saving (the "Save" button) when you need it.
The backup files created during the "manual" saving (files like "Project Name.001.rvt") will be stored by default in the "Backup" folder in the project directory.
Yes, now there will be an order in your projects folders!
 
 

What should I do if the Revit crashes?

Start Revit, and then open the file. A dialog box appears with options for restoring the file. Select the option you want and you will restore the file.
 
 

If I opened the file just to see? Can I close it without saving?

Start of auto-saving is counted from the moment of making the first changes in the project. If you do not change anything in the file, and just open the views - auto-saving does not start (there's nothing to save).
But even if you worked, and then decided to close the file without saving the changes you have made, just do it as usual. Changes (including all automatic saving) will not be saved, only standard "manual" save will be saved.
 

What files can "R AutoSave" save?

"R AutoSave" works with the following file types:
Project files (RVT)
Local copies of central file (RVT)
Revit Family (RFA)
Project Template Files (RTE)
 

What are these files: ".AS$" and ".S$$"?

The ".AS$" file is a copy of the file created at the time of autosave.
The ".S$$" file is a copy of the file created at the time of opening the file or "manually" saving the file.
Both of these files allow you to perform both auto-saving and closing without saving or restoring the file after an emergency shutdown.
 

How to enable / disable "R AutoSave"?

After installing the "R AutoSave" application, the automatic saving function is enabled by default.
To enable or disable automatic saving, or to change advanced settings, go to the Options panel ("R" - "Options" or "File" - "Options") to the "Autosave" section.
You can enable automatic saving for already open documents, but you can disable auto-save only if all documents are closed. Automatic saving does not work for read-only files.
When Autosaving is enabled, the file is saved after a specified time interval. Start of Autosave is counted from the moment of making the first changes in the project.
 
 

All "R AutoSave" settings

Auto-save interval.
Automatic saving is performed at specified time intervals. You can select an auto-save interval from 5 minutes to 1 hour.
Start of autosave is counted from the moment of making the first changes in the project.
 
The number of backup files.
If during the operation you perform a manual saving of a file (the "Save" button), the original project is overwritten and backups are created (files like "Project Name.001.rvt") – this is the standard operating principle of Revit. The backup files will be stored in the Backup folder or other folder specified by the user. You can set the number of backups. After creating the specified number of copies, they begin to overwrite.
 
Save in the project folder / Folder location for backup files.
If you enable the "Save in the project folder" option (enabled by default), the backup copies will be stored in the "Backup" folder in the Revit file directory.
If you want, you can change the location of the backup files to a centralized folder (one for all projects and Revit families). To activate the "Folder location for backup files" field, you must disable the option "Save in the project folder".
 
Reminder for unsaved files.
Auto-save does not work if the file has never been saved (a newly created project or a family opened from the project for editing). We have added a reminder for these files. If you do not like it, just disable the "Reminder for unsaved files" option.
 
 
 
Email us at support@bim2b.ru with questions, feedback, or requests for enhancements.
If a program error occurs, send us a log file Autosaver_{Date}_{Time}.log which is in the folder C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\AutoSaverLog

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