Wednesday, July 30, 2008

All Hands On Deck!

Ah those lovely messages that appear for some odd reason. You may be working on a model and WHAM! Revit has encountered an issue and flatlines. Here are a few things you can do to remedy the issue.

1. Audit the file. As a file is audited, the data is reviewed and problems that were found within the model are corrected. You can run an audit on a file within the Open dialog box. Highlight the file you wish to open within the dialog and located on the bottom of the window, you can check "audit" to do so to the file. If you are working with worksets, make sure that everyone has relinquished and exited all sets.

2. Review your warnings dialog. Go to the Tools pulldown menu and select the Review Warnings option. By checking this each time, Revit will address each issue and provide a solution.

3. Purge any unused items. A poorly created family may be the culprit in all of this or a defected line type or even XREF. Purging rids these gremlins. To access the Purge command go to the File pulldown menu and select the Purge Unused option.

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