This option is used to update any added shared models in the project.
Continue down the page to see the Synchronize Models Panel options.
To view the Synchronize Models Panel, Use: Project => Sharing => Synchronize Models
The ‘Synchronize Model’ option is used to update any already ‘shared in’ models in the project.
The shared models would have been previously added to the project by using the ‘Add Shared Models’ option. If you would like to learn more about the ‘Add Shared Models’ panel and the options available, visit this post: Add Shared Models
When the ‘Synchronize Shared Models’ panel is opened, all the shared in models are displayed, to synchronize the model/s simply tick the column beside the model/s.
The ‘Redraw Views’ option is ticked on by default, and means that all the views in the project will be redrawn with any changes.
Hit the <Synchronize> button to re-copy (replicate) any models with a tick beside them from the original projects, so that any changes or updates will be brought into this project.
There are three environment variables that control the auto-synchronizing of any shared models or tins added to a project.
- SHARE_CHECK_INTERVAL_4D = number_of_seconds ie 10 minutes = 600 seconds
- AUTO_MODEL_SYNC_4D = 1 or 0 (1 is on, 0 is off)
- AUTO_TIN_SYNC_4D = 1 or 0 (1 is on, 0 is off)
When the project is started or restarted, the values used for synchronizing models and tins are those given by the environment variables.
If you would like to learn more about the ‘Environment Variables’ and configuration options available, visit this post: Environment Configurations