If you have used A360 Collaboration for Revit 2015, when you install and open A360 Collaboration for Revit 2016, your 2015 projects and their associated Revit models will not be visible. To access 2015 project data in A360 Collaboration for Revit 2016, you will need to create a new project and upgrade the data.
Follow these steps to upgrade your projects and Revit models before you start working in A360 Collaboration for Revit 2016.
1. Open Revit 2015.
2. Browse to the A360 project that you want to upgrade.
3. Open each Revit model and save it to your local workstation.
4. Create a new project to be used with A360 Collaboration for Revit 2016 in your A360 team hub.
5. Open Revit 2016.
6. Open each Revit model that was saved to your local workstation in step 3 and save it.
A 2016 version of the model is created.
7. Initiate collaboration on each model and specify the 2016 project name that was created on A360 in step 4.
When you initiate collaboration, the model is associated with the new A360 Collaboration for Revit 2016 project.
8. Re-link the Revit models as needed.
9. Communicate to project team members that they should use the 2016 project.
There are now two separate and distinct projects (2015 format and 2016 format). Project team members must use the upgraded project and models when collaborating.
10. On A360, rename the 2015 version of the project or deactivate it.
Today, Autodesk will perform an upgrade to a security protocol that will enhance our ability to provide secure access to Desktop Subscription software. The upgrade is in response to published information describing a vulnerability in SSL 3.0, a communication protocol designed to provide security over computer networks. The vulnerability, called POODLE, is an industry-wide vulnerability and is affecting the SSL 3.0 protocol itself and is not specific to Autodesk products.
For Revit users specifically, you may have other issues connecting to A360 in Revit, as well as accessing a number of cloud services.
To ensure you have access, download and install the hotfixes on the page below:
On Friday, March 13th beginning at 5pm PST the A360 Collaboration for Revit (C4R) service will be updated to version 4. Additionally, the A360 Platform will be updated on Saturday, March 14th. We expect both services to be restored late on Saturday night. The service will not be available during this time and a notification on this blog will follow when the service has been restored.
Due to some necessary security enhancements, previous installations of C4R will stop working after this update. All C4R team members will be required to apply Revit Update Release 7 and install the new v4 C4R addon. Users will be alerted via the Autodesk Application Manager when these updates become available, as well as the C4R download page. We always try to avoid “blocking updates”, but in this case we decided that the security improvement warranted the situation.
The Planned Collaboration for Revit update has been changed. The following e-mail was sent out to Collaboration for Revit users explaining change:
Planned downtime for update to A360 Collaboration for Revit® 2015 ***Postponed until March 13***
The update to the A360 platform scheduled for Saturday, March 7th has been postponed until Saturday, March 14th. This will coincide with a planned update to A360 Collaboration for Revit (C4R) beginning the evening of Friday, March 13. There will be no downtime March 6 or 7.