Monday, April 4, 2011

Where is Baldo?

Ok, so my April fool post wasn't funny eh? I actually wasn't trying to be, so there :p

The next couple of days are going to be a real treat. I cannot say much yet but if you're a regular reader of this blog, you know what happened at the end of September 2010. So stay tuned for some more news.

As for my Revit Server post, it was quite cool to see several users play around with the admin panel. What was REALLY cool was getting it to work properly with my buddy Daniel, collaborating on some goofy files across national boundaries: from Houston to Montreal! It looks promising but not totally reliable. I was also really happy to see Phillip of KiwiCodes (Family Browser) actually save a file to the central server! One of the main concerns was that the admin. panel was unsecured and open to all. This was obviously the first test, but I can tell you that I was able to lock it completely and have it serviceable only through the machine hosting the Central server itself. This opens up more possibilities, such as remote controlling the Central server machine directly and administering through this means. Even with the admin. panel completely locked (blocking port 80 in the Windows firewall), syncronization from local server to central server was still successful.

I have received several emails expressing interest in how to set this up and also wanting to know how it performs. I will share more details in the coming weeks as I'm still trying to learn a few more particulars prior to posting. You know that I like to have all my ducks in a row as they say ;) A huge thanks goes to a very smart guy named Kevin who does not settle for "can't be done" for an answer ;) I sure learned a lot from him over the past few months.

I'll leave you with one tip though: if you're wanting to install Revit server on Windows 7, you need to install IIs7 first and edit the setup.ini file. Remember thay this is UNSUPPORTED by Autodesk, so please don't go about pestering them about it. You've been warned!



Cesar said...

I think that stunt you pulled just made you "The Duck that laid the Golden Egg"; take me with you, lol. I had strive to do the same with RS to include other BIM Consultants, but you beat me to the punch :p Can't wait to see the "Golden Egg" XD. No, really...

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