11 thoughts on “Free File Upgrader – now for 2015

    • Yes. The UIApplication.OpenAndActivateDocument method throws a CentralFileCommunicationException with the following message:
      “The file-based central model could not be reached, because e.g. the network is down or the file server is down.”

  1. Hello Harry,
    Just something you might need to modify:
    1. When the version check is installed, the file upgrader stops at every file to ask confirmation of the upgrade. Maybe you can put a check box to disable that one.
    2. Would it be possible to ignore the errors when upgrading files?
    It also stops when it does not find a link or “spaces not in proper blabla” errors.
    It is quite annoying as we have to stay at the machine to clean the errors.
    Maybe we could create a log file with all those?

    • I support this one. Some sort of interaction between these two, or the ability to temporary disable the Version Reporter would be great. As of now we have to uninstall the Version Reporter before running the File Upgrader.

      • I agree. In the meantime, you can temporarily disable the version reporter by renaming the file extension of C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2014\BoostYourBIM-VersionCheck.addin to .addinx or something like that.

  2. Thanks for the Upgrader! This saves me time every year. One thing I always need to add at the end of your routine is the Family Templates (RFT). Can I suggest you add a checkbox for this next year? I just did mine quickly by using the NewFamilyDocument from the RFT and the doing the SaveAs as an RFA, then using System.IO.File.Move to rename it back to an RFT in the new location.

    Thanks again!!!

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