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    Exclamation Upgrading Revit templates & shared parameters to new release

    We are upgrading to RA 2009 from RA 2008 and I'm in charge of upgrading our templates and what not. From what I've been hearing from RUG meetings and other CAD Managers is that you must re-create all your templates, families and such and not just upgrade what we already have because the platform has changed and elements might not function properly. My questions are these:

    1. Is this true, do I have to re-create all my files? Re-draw my title blocks, re-do my families and insert them into the new 2009 office template?
    1b. If I go the lazy way and just upgrade our office template file and save it as RA 2009, will something go wrong because I didn't redo the new template based off of the 2009 default.rte file?
    2. What about my shared parameters that I created to use in title blocks or custom families, do I need to re-create the shared parameters.txt file or can I copy the one I create in the previous release and use it for my new 2009 template?

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    Aracely

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    Default Re: Upgrading Revit templates & shared parameters to new release

    We have upgraded our Titleblock families, etc. I upgraded our template, and saved it to a new name. Then I created a new project, copyclipped the data from one to the other, as well as using the Transfer Project Standards, then saved this to a new version of the office template. I do not believe that things will go "wrong", but some items such as floors, etc, might not take advantage of the new warpped slabs etc. We will run the batch conversion on our customized library before long.

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    Default Re: Upgrading Revit templates & shared parameters to new release

    Where can we find a batch conversion utility?

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    Default Re: Upgrading Revit templates & shared parameters to new release

    There's a Batch file called Upgrade_RFA.bat that's either on your Install disk or in the "Download" folder wherever you did your initial install. I found mine in
    C:\Program Files\Revit Architecture 2009\Download\Utilities\Common\ContentBatchUtility
    Don't jsut run that file, though. There's also a .txt file in the same folder that explains how the whole upgrade process.
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