Syncing Studio Project files without an internet connection

This article applies to:

  • Revu 20
  • Revu 2019
  • Revu 2018

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You can work with Project files in Revu even without an internet connection. Designate the files that you will need to access while you’re away, and any edits will be synced to your Project once you reconnect.

Preparing to work offline

  1. Open the Studio panel and open your Studio Project.
  2. To designate the files you want to work with, hover over a file or folder and click the Set to Sync button on the right. The icon will become solid green to indicate that the file or folder is ready to sync.
    If a folder is set to sync, all of the subfolders and the files it contains will sync as well.
  3. Right-click the top-level Project folder in the Project tab and click Sync to create locally cached copies of the files. The folder is in the Project tab and will have an Invite button to the right of it.
  4. Check out the files you will need while working offline. This locks the files so no one else can make changes to them. Right-click on the file and click Check Out . When you check out a file, it is added to the Pending Changes section at the bottom of the Studio panel.
  5. To manually begin working offline, click the Connected button at the top of the Studio panel. A dialogue box appears confirming that you would like to work offline. Click OK. Alternatively, Revu will automatically switch to offline mode once the Internet connection is lost.

Now you can markup and work with the files you have synced without an Internet connection. Files that have not been marked as Set to Sync are not available when working offline.

Uploading your changes when you are back online

While working offline, edit and save the document the same way you normally would.

Don’t use the Save As or Export options, as they create a new version of the document, and any changes will not be synced with the version in the Project.

Once you have an internet connection, you can sync your files to the Studio Project.

  1. Click the Offline button at the top-right of the Studio panel.
  2. Right-click on the documents in the Pending Changes list and click Check In . A dialogue box opens.
  3. Add any desired comments to the comments box and then click Check In.

To learn more about Studio Projects and Studio Offline, see the Revu Help.

Other versions of this article

Revu 2017 and older
With Revu Mac, Revu 11 and above, and Revu iPad 1.5 and above, syncing a local copy from the cloud and working offline is readily available. All you have to do is pick your files, sync, and you are ready to work – regardless of Internet connectivity. Revu and Revu Mac keep Studio Project files accessible to you, even with a poor connection, or no connection at all. Revu iPad makes it quick and easy to get your files when you are at the jobsite or on the road. Whether you are using Studio Projects, Box, Dropbox, or WebDAV, syncing keeps everyone on the same page.


Syncing on Revu iPad

The following video explains how to sync files and folders on Revu iPad:

Syncing on Revu iPad


Syncing in Revu and Revu Mac

In Revu and Revu Mac, it is simple to work offline with Studio Project files. While you have an Internet connection, you only need to enter your Project and then designate the files that you need to access while you don’t have a connection. You can think of it as pre-loading the files onto your computer.

The Revu Mac menus are the same, but have a slightly different appearance.

Preparing to work offline

  1. Open the Studio studio.png tab and open your Studio Project.
  2. Designate the files you want to work with by hovering over a file and clicking designate-for-offline-use-16x16 the green arrow directly to the right. You can designate a folder the same way, which also marks all subfolders and the files they contain.
  3. Click the sync Sync button at the top of the Studio tab to create locally cached copies of the files.
  4. Check out the files you want to work on while offline. This locks the files so no one else can change them. Right-click on the file and click Check Out dms-check-out.
  5. When you Check Out a file it is added to a new Pending Changes section at the bottom of the Studio tab.
  6. If you want to get a preview of what files you have synced locally, click Work Offline studio-go-online.
  7. Now you can markup and work with the files you have for the day without worrying about having an Internet connection. Files that have not been marked to Sync are not available when Working Offline, so they will appear grayed out in the files list. Make sure that files that you need do not appear in gray.

Working offline

Work offline just as you would with any other PDF. Make changes and Save the file. Revu will save the file is a special location specific to this Project. Note: Do not use Save As, this will break the file’s link with the Project. The Checked Out files are easy to find in the Pending Changes list.

Uploading your changes when you are back online

When you are in a location that has an Internet connection, you can Sync your files back into the Studio Project.

  1. Click Work Online studio-go-offline to connect to Studio.
  2. When you have connectivity again, Check In your changed documents. Right-click on the document in the Pending Changes list and click Check In dms-check-in.

Want to learn more about Studio Projects and Studio Offline, see the Revu or Revu Mac help files.

Do you need to work with Studio Project files without an internet connection? Learn how to prepare files for working offline and sync them later.

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