- Copy and detach a Revit model and associated files to a single folder for internet transmission. This removes the typical error messages when you copy central files using the operating system.
- Locate dependent files automatically and include them in the transmittal folder, reducing the possibility of error. All dependent files are automatically converted to use relative paths to ensure that the dependent files can be located by the model.
- Choose to include related dependent files such as linked Revit models, CAD files, DWF markups, decal images, and external keynote files. You can transmit any Revit (.rvt) model that has been upgraded to Revit Release 2012.
- Transmit models that are using file-based worksharing or server-based worksharing. eTransmit for Revit will also work with non-workshared Revit models.
- You can't save or save as,
- You can't export or publish views/models *if you make any changes, but can export certain formats if no changes are made.
- You can't Print *if you make any changes, but can print if no changes are made.
- You can't edit elements in a workshared file, but you can if you open 'detached'.
What is this Revit viewer useful for?
- Reviewing models real-time, without fear of accidentally obtaining ownership of building elements
- Checking the file History
- Viewing coordination issues and running Interference checks
- Walking through models without fear of accidentally obtaining ownership of building elements
Update: The commenter is correct that the viewer is not supposed to pull a license. I talked with the Revit platform manager about it. Viewer mode is re-titled Demo mode which you may have come across when you lose a license or went beyond the trial period.