Today's guest blogger Keith Pierce (Autodesk Technical Specialist) writes:
Did you know that Revit can publish DWG and DWF files to Buzzsaw and you can open files in Buzzsaw directly from AutoCAD?
We were surprised to hear that many people didn’t realize this capability existed. In a world of rapidly expanding 3D models, publishing a Revit DWF to Buzzsaw provides an easy way to keep the project team updated on the design, with Buzzsaw providing automatic notification, markup capabilities, and version control on the published files. Here’s a shot of the file menu where Revit's Publish to Buzzsaw command is:
In AutoCAD, you can use the File/Open, select Buzzsaw, and add your location to access files in Buzzsaw. When you do open a file, a lock is automatically placed on the file in Buzzsaw, so other team members know they can’t edit that file. Here’s a picture of the AutoCAD 2009 menu:
And here' the subsequent lock on the opened file in Buzzsaw:
Thanks for sharing this great info, Keith! Now get back to the Xbox 360 Rock Band, ok Jack Tackle?