Revert To just saved me

Just wanted say that “Revert To” feature just saved me two days of work.

Working on a design for the last two days. I got it to the point where I could show my client for approval.
They had some changes they wanted to make… so I open the project and started working the changes.

Worked a few hours on the changes, they called back and said to nix the changes… they were going to go with the original design. Thats when I realized that instead of duplicating the document first (like I should have) … I just started woking away on the original. I had already saved over my original design and I didn’t have a back up.

Got some coffee to calm my frustration and self loathing in what I had done… OMG… I’m going to have to start from scratch… Wait! Whats this Revert To command. It like Time Machine for Rhino. Hey, there is my original document! Bam! I got it back.

I have never used this command command before… but thank goodness it was there!
I have this feeling of euphoria right now… I just wanted to say Thank You to someone at McNeel for this feature.

In retrospect…I guess I could have used my mac Time Machine backup drive to recover the file, but it is so nice to have this feature within the app. It will be especially nice when I am on the road without my backup drive.

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Did you read my message to JKayten that you can also do a pick&paste from an older version without doing a full revert?

There is another method I teach, and this will also protect you in case of a total system crash due to Rhino, the OS, or the power going out.

  • Every 30 minutes, do a Save→Incremental.
  • You can do this manually via ‘Save As’ and adding 1 to any filename, like ‘Robot 019.3dm’
  • If a crash occurs – and your open file is corrupted / lost – you just open the prior file, ‘Robot 018.3dm’
  • The worst case scenario is that you lost 29 minutes of work.

I usually keep the last 5 files … and delete the rest when I remember.

You need to learn scripting!

-Pascal

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Pascal

Excellent point … but this is the method I use for my class. Some people have enough trouble making a folder in the right place, so I don’t plan to ever mention scripting. :grin:

For myself, I will definitely look into it. Thanks!

just btw (Mac forum)… that happens automatically on Mac… the difference being that you don’t end up with a bunch of different files… all Versions (as apple calls them) are stored in the single file…
you can browse through prior iterations, copy/paste between different versions, restore to prior versions, etc… (such as the scenario outlined in the original post)

This is not a Rhino feature. It is part of how Mac file saving works.
It’s super handy for sure but credit where credit is due.

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Great tip! I didn’t know that the “Version” document was something I could click on and copy elements from. I can see this coming in very useful when I have edited a part and need to get it back for the current document. Thanks.

Just wondering…
When the original file is a couple of GBs, how long does it take before that one file is a TB?

as far as I know, it doesn’t save each version as the entire model… only the changes.

so if I have 50MB file then draw a line, the file will now be 50MB + a line… it’s not 100MB

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Hi , how are you ?

I am having a problem in Rhinoceros. I was working on a model and suddenly save it by mistake, I didn’t wanted to save it since I need the model the way it is before being saved. Any clue how to return my original model the way it is?

Thank you very much

Hi John , how are you ?

I am having a problem in Rhinoceros. I was working on a model and suddenly save it by mistake, I didn’t wanted to save it since I need the model the way it is before being saved. Any clue how to return my original model the way it is?

Thank you very much

Hi Jeff, how are you ?

I am having a problem in Rhinoceros. I was working on a model and suddenly save it by mistake, I didn’t wanted to save it since I need the model the way it is before being saved. Any clue how to return my original model the way it is?

Thank you very much

Just as this message thread covers, in the File pull-down menu. use the Revert To tool.