Understand Cloud Version History

Exercise: Understand Cloud Version History


Task 1: Accessing the Cloud Version History for Any File Type

  1. Log in to your project on any of the supported web browsers for Autodesk Docs (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari).
  2. Once logged in, navigate to the Docs module of the project where you can see your folder structure.

  1. Click the version history box next to any file in the folder structure.

  1. This will bring up the Version History dialog box where the source file for any version of the file can be downloaded.

Task 2: Increasing the Cloud Version History for Project Files (Except RCW Models)

  1. From the welcome/home screen of any desktop product, navigate to the file using the Autodesk Docs drive that comes from the Desktop Connector.
    • In this case I am opening a pdf using Adobe Acrobat DC.

  1. Perform edits as usual to the file using the desktop application.
  2. When finished, save and close the file and the cloud version history will increase by 1.

Task 3: Increasing the Cloud Version History for RCW Models

  1. Open the Revit application in which the project model is being design in.
    • In this case, I am opening a model in Revit 2020.

  1. Once the model is opened, perform any changes and normal while of course Syncing with Central as often as you can.
  2. Create a new publish of the model to increase its cloud version history through the same screen as opening the model.

  1. You can also create a publish schedule for RCW models using the Design Collaboration module. That workflow can be found in the following resource: Create a Publish Schedule for RCW Models.

Task 4: Ensuring Project Files Are Cached to the Local Machine

  1. Navigate to the folder structure in the Autodesk Docs drive in your File Explorer.
  2. Once there, entire folders, or individual files can be cached to the user’s local machine.

    • The different statuses that files can have can be found in this resource: File Icon Statuses.