Daniel Hruby wrote:I am upgrading he office and have a question. Once BIM Server is up and running, with team members identified, but no projects created, do I use the BIM Library manager and upload a copy of the AC13 Library so there is a library to start with in the Server? WOuld I also want to load any other "office" libraries, texture libraries, etc.?
There is the File\Libraries & Objects\Manager BIM Server Libraries Dialog where you can upload and otherwise manage Libraries on BIM Servers.
There were some posts earlier in this thread I think about office libraries. Probably office libraries should also be uploaded to the BIM Server since everyone uses them.
Texture libraries may be similarly uploaded but it is at your discretion - might not be the best solution if the Texture libraries are hundreds of megabytes or even more. It can work in a LAN environment but the main consideration is whether there will be people working over the internet who will have to download those huge libraries at least once.
After uploading a library to the server, how is the updating of an office library managed? Do you need to re-upload the office library anytime a new part is created or modified?
Karl answered a similar question in another thread:http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/vie ... ht=#154623
Can you upload an alias to an office library so that it will be manageable in one location and pulled by the BIM server when necessary so that it is current for any project?
I am not familiar with the Mac this much but I can imagine this is possible. Hopefully someone with a Mac and AC13 can answer this.
What about textures? We have some pretty large folders of textures that we pull from when needed. Would this be best left out of the BIM server and just loaded as embedded objects?
Thanks in advance.
Karl's above post may be applied to this situation as well.
The embedded objects option can work too. I think it would also depend on how much of those textures are actually used in the Project, so you will have to work this out in real practice.