Subsequently you can create and set the worksets, an indispensable tool for worksharing, since through the selective opening and closing of parts of the project, they optimize the workflow, allowing the simultaneous modification of entire sections and the control of the global visibility of the project, object of the modeling. The collection (group or set) of elements within a workset can be defined on a functional basis (Architecture – Structure – MEP for example) or for specific systems (hydraulic ventilation, HVAC).
It is good to underline that there is no real rule to create workset, as we can satisfy the most disparate needs according to the case or the type of design to be faced. Another useful recommendation is to avoid working in multiple users in a single workset, as you may experience software crashes or issues during synchronization.
Each workset is linked to the owner who created it, which assumes the exclusive property of all the objects contained in it. All users can view worksets owned by other members, but can modify them only upon request to the owner. It will be possible for the latter to grant or not the modification of the elements, to avoid the occurrence of conflicts within the project. However, through the worksharing view mode, you can view the extraction status of the elements and their owners, the elements assigned to specific worksets, those that have not been synchronized with the central model or those that have been deleted. In Revit this additional module is called Worksharing Monitor and allows to facilitate the management of the sharing job, verifying access to the project files and any notices related to change requests and notifications.