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Pragmatic Rollouts

Deployments that Fail to Suck
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    Pragmatic Praxis is Gordon Price. Over the last 15 years Gordon has been a Job Captain, a project Revit Lead, a CAD Manager, an IT Manager, a BIM Manager and twice a presenter at Autodesk University. With experience in offices ranging in size from 2 to 100, and work ranging from single family residential to half billion dollar higher-ed projects, Gordon has both depth and breadth of experience. And while his high school teachers might be surprised to hear it, he really enjoys teaching as well as doing.

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Pragmatic Rollouts

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Pragmatic Rollouts has moved! Please come to our new home at PragmaticPraxis(dot)com to learn about all the great new features in version 3, and get a free upgrade from v2 to v3 for Single Location!

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Deploying Revit and related software is a chore. And a singularly unpleasant chore at that. In this Revit Training course, we will use various tools and techniques to customize Revit to make it a more productive tool, and automate the deployment and post-deployment management of Revit to make it much less of a chore.

Expect to spend a day or two customizing and testing, and less time than ever before actually deploying, with consistent results and user facing customization you never thought possible.

New features in version 2.0 include:
- Automated Uninstalls including file, folder and registry cleanup
- Automated Hotfix management
- Environment Variable management
- Refined control over settings for individual Rollouts
- Improved (100% hidden) User Initialization & Management
- Simplified customization
- Improved logging
- Expanded user initialization including folder deletion and user Registry/Environment Variables

    • A desire to automate the software Install/Uninstall/Management process
    • Interest in customizing Revit installs for better user productivity
    • Willingness to do a little script customization (actual script writing NOT required)
    • Over 55 lectures and 10.5 hours of content!
    • Customize and Test deployments prior to rollout
    • Automate deployments to save time
    • Automate install of fonts, addins & updates
    • Automate FlexLM settings and disable CommCenter once and for all
    • Automate office standards at deployment and for long term maintenance
    • BIM & IT Managers

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Introduction
  • 1
    Promo
    02:02

    Revit deployments done right!

  • 2
    2.0/2014 update!
    Text
  • 3
    Windows 8 Compatibility
    Text
  • 4
    Testing Permissions
    17:07

    Verify that your security permissions will support script based Deployments before you commit to this course.

  • 5
    A Note About Tools
    15:29

    A short discussion about VBScript, editing options and Virtual Machines.

  • 6
    Tool Resouces
    Text
    Virtualization Tools Parallels Workstation (Windows & Linux) Parallels Desktop (Mac) Parallels Forums (Support) VMWare Workstation (Windows & Linux) VMWare Fusion (Mac) VMWare Communities (Support) Microsoft VirtualPC (Windows) Windows IT Forums (Support) Oracle VirtualBox (Windows, Mac, Linux) Virt…
  • 7
    Testing Permissions scripts download
    3.13 KB

    Scripts for validating permissions as discussed in the Testing Permissions lecture.

  • SECTION 2:
    Setup & Prep
  • 8
    Folder structure
    19:25
  • 9
    Sandbox Install
    06:33
  • 10
    Migrate Content
    10:49
  • 11
    Sandbox Customizations - Revit.ini
    39:26
  • 12
    Sandbox Customizations - MaterialUIConfig.xml
    10:47
  • 13
    Sandbox Customizations - Places Bar
    10:40
  • 14
    Sandbox Customizations - Dictionaries
    11:39
  • 15
    Addins
    10:49
  • 16
    Rollout Prep
    09:25
  • 17
    Downloads
    Text
  • SECTION 3:
    Rollouts
  • 18
    Deployment Creation
    17:01
  • 19
    Script Setup
    13:33
  • 20
    Removals
    30:54
  • 21
    Revit Rollouts
    40:50
  • 22
    Errata & Testing Protocol
    12:25
  • 23
    Addins
    12:52
  • 24
    Web Updates & Hotfixes
    12:00
  • 25
    User Initialization
    22:48
  • 26
    Package Setup
    12:17
  • 27
    Suite Rollouts
    27:29
  • 28
    Dynamo Rollouts
    Upcoming
  • 29
    ACAD/ACA Rollouts
    Upcoming
  • 30
    Update 1 - Bug Fixes & New Features
    Upcoming
  • 31
    Downloads
    Text
  • SECTION 4:
    Management
  • 32
    FlexLM Access Management
    Upcoming
  • 33
    Revit UserName in Roaming Profile Environments
    Upcoming
  • 34
    UserDataCache/UserAppData Updates
    Upcoming
  • 35
    Revit.ini Revisions
    Upcoming
  • 36
    Management Resources
    Text
    File Upgrader  @ Autodesk Exchange: Batch upgrade utility for families, templates and projects.
  • SECTION 5:
    Archive: 1.0 (2013) Setup and Prep
  • 37
    Folder Structure
    19:53

    In this lesson we will look at the folder structure upon which we will build our deployments and our content sharing scheme.

  • 38
    Sandbox Install
    06:07

    In this lesson we will install Revit on our Sandbox machine.

  • 39
    Migrate Content
    09:47

    In this lesson we consolidate office standard 2012 content, OOTB 2013 content and customization files ready for 2013. 

  • 40
    Sandbox Modifications
    37:07

    In this lesson we will enable network addins, customize Revit.ini, the Materials UI, and Keyboard Shortcuts.

  • 41
    Addins
    09:40

    In this lesson we will install and test addins, and consolidate addins on the network.

  • 42
    Deployment Preperation
    07:30

    In this course we consolidate all the customization done previously, in preparation for creating deployments.

  • 43
    Testing Local Addins
    20:26

    In this lesson we introducing the Pragmatic Reviteer scripts, setting up the first one to validate automatic install of local Addins.

  • 44
    Seed Folders
    206.64 KB

    Seed folders for both the Installs and Support folders to get you started, as well as the revised (i.e. empty) Material Libraries and the MSI needed to automate their deployment.

  • 45
    PR Deployment Scripts
    31.67 KB

    Unzip the download and follow the instructions in the Deployment Prep lecture to disperse the files.

  • 46
    Setup Resources
    Text
    Custom Revit.ini bug @  wikihelp   Revit.ini @  wikihelp Rod Howarth's  blog post  about network addins Template creation post @  wikihelp    by  Aaron Maller
  • SECTION 6:
    Archive: 1.0 (2013) Deployments
  • 47
    Creating the Deployment
    16:22

    In this lesson we will create a Revit deployment, address some settings, and customize the Revit.exe.config file to support network addins.

  • 48
    Admin Install Script
    52:23

    In this lesson we will introduce the Admin Install script, and modify it to install Revit and Update 1.

  • 49
    User Management Script
    38:54
  • 50
    Deployments Testing
    11:54

    In this lesson we will use Debug Mode to validate the scripts, then run a test deployment on our Sandbox.

  • 51
    Deployment Day
    02:50

    In this lesson we put all the previous effort to useful practice.

  • 52
    Admin Install Reference
    14 pages
    This document includes detail about the various settings in the Admin install script, as well as code block "recipes" for the install dictionary section of the script.
  • 53
    User Management Reference
    14 pages
    This document includes detail about the various settings in the User Management script, as well as code block "recipes" for the various dictionary sections of the script.
  • 54
    Deployment Resources
    Text
    FlexLM_Timeout reference @  Opendtect.org . Info about stray files msdia80.dll @  answers.microsoft.com   msdia80.dll @  support.microsoft.com
  • 55
    ALERT: Editing Revit.exe.config
    Text
    In the Sandbox Modification lesson we edited the Revit.exe.config file to allow for network addins, as shown below. I neglected to mention that in order to match the formatting, i.e. align the bold line with the one below, you must use spaces. If you use a tab here when modifying the file in your De…

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