Xporter allows us to export several different File types from Revit at the same time.
With Xporter Pro we have the ability to schedule the export function to run while we are out of the office. What’s nice about this is the ability to have the Xporter to run a new set of PDF’s ever night which will give is an up to date PDF version of the project that non Revit users can look at to look at the status of the project.
When setting up the list of sheets Xporter references the model it was made from, that might be the local file, or the central file. In most cases we say never to work in the central file. This might be a case that you want to get into the central file to make your batch list from so that the exported files are being made from the latest version of the model. Xporter pro does have some setting to automatically sync before it begins to export the files out. This setting helps with the first rule of central files don’t work within them.
When the Xporter scheduled task runs at night, Revit does not need to be opened the Xporter program will open a version of Revit. But the machine and the user that created and setup the scheduled export will need to be on.