So...in MY specific case, the case which I'm targeting for here in this discussion...I have client who HAS a full blown USA version of the latest Archicad24.
I also have the full-blown version of AC24. They are both paid/bought/ versions...no shinnanigans here...
So...the client does also work in Archicad and he enters and butchers files, then I have to go in and fix them all, make sure views, wall cleanups, strange occurances, in addition to setups and design, I to.
In the past we have merely either saved PLA's or just sent back and forth the latest PLN and we link libraries to the PLN that resides in my system (or his depending on who is working on the latest PLN at the time of project task).
So...fast forward to NOW!.....we have a project that will have SIX residential Unit types. An "A" type and a "B" type. Each of these types will have THREE different model fascades, in essence...3 models for each 2 types of plans. hence....SIX different PLN models.
All of the stories will be the EXACT same. All of the models will reside in the exact same datum height.
Now...the only confusion I have is...
a) I've developed the SIX units already. Each unit has two stories and a roof and foundation.
b) I've so far, sent the client just the SIX pln's back and forth....but at some point we will have to place these individual PLN's "on" a master PLN site file.
c) also..at somepoint we will need to begin to setup layouts, sheets, viewmaps...etc...Q. is this done "ON" the master PLN site file or do I setup the sheets and viewmaps in ALL six PLN unit files?
d) Hence my confusion in 'hotlinking' these individual PLNs.
As a side note. I worked on an apartment unit way back in Archicad. Seems the 'unit floor plans' were drawn in some specified lower story setting (say below the 0'-0" level..say story settin -100'-0" for the first floor of the units and story setting -92'-0" for the 2nd floor of the unit plan - minus 92 because, well the 2nd floor is 8 feet higher than the 1st floor).
Again, I'm offering this up here as an option as well. Anyone on here who can host/sponser (for pay of course we can work out some sort of monthly payment plan) a server that can support the Teamwork functionality, be reliably UP all the time, (no down-times) and in some instance assist with user defined setups would greatly be appreciated if you know of a company/person who can provide this service.
that's all I got for now.
...Bobby Hollywood live from...
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