Let’s look at a quick scenario that could potentially cause confusion after a synchronize with central:
- UserB creates a new project > enables worksets > saves central model.
- UserD creates a new local from central model > then creates a new Revit model.
- UserD saves the model as Link.rvt > closes model.
- UserD then places Link.rvt into their local model. They move link.rvt to desired location in project. Edited by reads UserD as expected.
- UserD synchronizes with central and does not choose to relinquish any worksets.
- The link instance Edited by changes from UserD to UserB.
In this example UserB originally created the central model that UserD later created the local model from.
UserB has ownership of Workset1 in the central model. They never relinquished and still own this workset. The link instance was placed on Workset1.
In Revit you can always add new elements to a workset that is owned by another user. However when you synchronize with central you are publishing the new elements to that workset. This would apply to linked models, individual elements, etc. If another user owns that workset they will own the new elements as well until they subsequently relinquish or grant an element to another user.