What will happen if I add, edit, or delete an element (view, sheet, family, etc.) from a Revit container file which has been harvested?

What to expect and how to handle changes to a container file when using AVAIL Harvest for Revit.

Inevitably, a container file that has been harvested will be updated. A view will be edited, a system family added, a sheet removed, et cetera.

Below is what to anticipate when these changes are made and additional steps to ensure a great experience for your end-users.

 

The results will vary based on the Source Type selected when Harvesting

Harvested as Single Container

Harvested as Element Level Container

Harvested as Source Type: Single Container

Action Result What to do next
Added a new Revit element to a container file. The newly added element will not appear in AVAIL. Harvest the newly added element so it appears in AVAIL.
Edited the name of a Revit element in the container file which had previously been harvested. The element will remain in AVAIL and still be usable, but it will display the original name. Re-harvest the edited element to update the name in AVAIL.
Edited a Revit family in the container file which had been previously harvested. The family will remain in AVAIL but be unusable.  Re-harvest the edited family to make it usable from AVAIL.
Edited a Revit element (other than a family) in the container file which had been previously harvested, but did not change the name. The element will remain in AVAIL and still be usable, but it will display the original preview image. Re-harvest the edited element to update the preview image/thumbnail in AVAIL.
Deleted a Revit element from the container file which had previously been harvested. The element will appear in AVAIL until it is manually removed from the Channel, though it will not be usable because the element no longer exists. In the AVAIL Desktop, remove the content which has been deleted from the container file.

Harvested as Source Type: Element Level Container

Action Result What to do next
Added a new Revit element to a container file The newly added element will not appear in AVAIL. Harvest the newly added element so it appears in AVAIL.
Edited the name of a Revit element in the container file which had previously been harvested. The element will appear in AVAIL but not be updated. Re-harvest the edited element to update the name in AVAIL
Edited a Revit element in the container file which had been previously harvested, but did not change the name The element will appear in AVAIL but not be updated. Re-harvest the edited element to update in AVAIL
Deleted a Revit element from the container file which had previously been harvested. The element will appear in AVAIL and be usable until it is manually removed from AVAIL. In the AVAIL Desktop, remove the content which has been deleted from the container file.