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Issue: Some users report an issue when closing any type of Revit file. Software crashes with a message "Autodesk Revit has stopped working" and program needs to be shut down, therefore users won't be able to save any open projects that have not been s...
TIP TITLE:      You Can No Longer select underlaid elements or pinned elements or linked elements, or some combination of these. PRODUCT:      Revit 2012+ AUTHOR:        David Wills - _Application Specialist_ Issue: When selecting elements in Revi...
TIP TITLE:      FAMILY COMPONENTS ARE MISSING IN CERTAIN VIEW DIRECTIONS WHEN LOADED INTO A PROJECT PRODUCT:      ANY VERSION OF Revit AUTHOR:        David Wills - _Application Specialist_ Issue: you load family for use in a project and after plac...
TIP TITLE: YOU HAVE A WALL THAT IS LOWER THAN OTHER WALLS IN THE VIEW EVEN THOUGH ITS HEIGHT IS ABOVE THE VIEW CUT PLANE IT STILL SHOWS AS SEEN FROM ABOVE PRODUCT: ANY VERSION OF Revit AUTHOR: David Wills - _Application Specialist_ Issue: when dra...
TIP TITLE:      Revit Content missing PRODUCT:      Revit 2014 & 2015 AUTHOR:        Kent Watson - _Technical Consultant_ Issue: You receive a message when starting Revit "Default Family Template File Invalid" You do not have any of the standard...
TIP TITLE:      Revit Property Boundary PRODUCT:      Revit AUTHOR:        Kent Watson - _Technical Consultant_ Issue: When creating property lines by entering distances and bearings into a table you are required to enter bearings east or west of ...
TIP TITLE: Easy object selection in family editor PRODUCT:      Revit AUTHOR:       Glenn Sinclair - _Technical Consulting Lead_ Issue: In the family editor it can be hard to select the intended objects. Solution: In any view in the family edi...
TIP TITLE:      Object Out of View PRODUCT:      Revit 2015 AUTHOR:        Florian Neumayr - Application Specialist Issue: Modelling in Revit causes the warning: "None of the created elements are visible in Section: Section 13 View. You may want t...
TIP TITLE:      Project Debugging - Fixing Corrupt Elements PRODUCT:      Revit AUTHOR:        Chad Smith - Consulting Technical Lead Issue: Very rarely in a project elements can become corrupt. Fortunately, there are some steps which can be taken...
TIP TITLE:      Reset Revit Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar - Delete UIState.dat PRODUCT:      Revit AUTHOR:        Alan Barney - _Tech Support_ Issue: The Revit Ribbon or Quick Access display has become corrupted or you simply want to reset it ba...
The project browser and properties box freezes or appears locked in Revit 2014. You can't click on anything inside them.
TIP TITLE: Shadows don't follow the Topo Surface PRODUCT: Revit 2014 AUTHOR: Kent Watson - _Technical Consultant_ Issue: When you have shadows turned on they do not seem to be following the Topo Surface you have in your model Caus...
TIP TITLE:      Can't Find an Element in the View PRODUCT:      Revit AUTHOR:        Chad Smith - Consulting Technical Lead Issue: Sometimes elements can be visible in some views, but then in other views they may not be visible. So how do you go a...
TIP TITLE:      Project Debugging - Trial and Error Method PRODUCT:      Revit AUTHOR:        Chad Smith - Consulting Technical Lead Issue: Sometimes in a project you know you have an issue with an element, but don't necessarily know which element...
TIP TITLE:      Revit Materials Not Transitioning Into Showcase PRODUCT:      Showcase AUTHOR:        Chad Smith - Consulting Technical Lead Issue: When using the Suite Workflows function in Revit to send the model through to Showcase, when viewin...
TIP TITLE:      Revit Family Metadata Not Showing in the Vault Load Family Dialog PRODUCT:      Vault Professional AUTHOR:        Chad Smith - Consulting Technical Lead Issue: When using the Vault Load Family dialog in Revit, the parameters list o...
TIP TITLE:      How to connect a 64bit Revit with Microsoft Access 2007. PRODUCT:      Revit 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 AUTHOR:        Florian Neumayr - Application Specialist Issue: You want to connect Autodesk Revit with Microsoft Access 2007,...
TIP TITLE:      How to solve Revit and Google Earth connection issue PRODUCT:      Revit 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 AUTHOR:        Florian Neumayr - Application Specialist Issue: When this error message occur, but the Globe Link and also Google Earth ...
TIP TITLE:      Enter special character in Revit PRODUCT:      Revit 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 AUTHOR:        Florian Neumayr - Application Specialist Issue: You are looking for a special character to use in an annotation in Revit. Solution: 1.) ...
TIP TITLE:      How to export a Revit family title block from project A to project B. PRODUCT:      Revit 2015 AUTHOR:        Florian Neumayr - Application Specialist Issue: You want to export a Revit family or a Revit Title block Family from Proj...
TIP TITLE:      Activate all material map options PRODUCT:      Revit AUTHOR:        Glenn Sinclair - _Technical Consulting Lead_ Issue: A material appearance map option is not available in the current material. Solution: Materials have differ...
TIP TITLE:      Change sweep profile position PRODUCT:      Revit AUTHOR:        Glenn Sinclair - _Technical Consulting Lead_ Issue: The default position of the sweep profile is not in a sensible location/orientation. Solution: Before the prof...
TIP TITLE:      Prevent Imported CAD Styles PRODUCT:      Revit AUTHOR:        Glenn Sinclair - _Technical Consulting Lead_ Issue: When importing or linking CAD files, many junk styles are imported into the Revit file. Solution: To prevent the...
TIP TITLE: Custom Family Templates PRODUCT:      Revit AUTHOR:       Glenn Sinclair - _Technical Consulting Lead_ Issue: You need to create custom family templates, with additional info such as reference planes and origin points pre-defined. Sol...
TIP TITLE:      Test sweep profile extents PRODUCT:      Revit AUTHOR:        Glenn Sinclair - _Technical Consulting Lead_ Issue: A sweep profiles width extents are dependent on the minimum radius of the sweep path, testing using trial and error i...
TIP TITLE: Which Family Template should I use PRODUCT:      Revit AUTHOR:        Glenn Sinclair - _Technical Consulting Lead_ Issue: Unsure which family template to use to create a new family, and which category it should be placed in. Solution:...
TIP TITLE:      Shared Parameters in Titleblocks PRODUCT:      Revit AUTHOR:        Kent Watson - _Technical Consultant_ Issue: You load your Titleblock into a project and create a sheet using that titleblock. You find some of the custom parameter...
TIP TITLE:      editing a duplicate material render appearance effects both the original and the duplicate material PRODUCT:      Revit 2013+ AUTHOR:        David Wills - _Application Specialist_ Issue: In Revit when setting up render materials of...
TIP TITLE:      Model Edges on my drawings do not look as expected PRODUCT:      Revit 2012+ AUTHOR:        David Wills - Application Specialist Issue: You have elevations and/or sections where the edge linework does not look as expected (For exam...
TIP TITLE:      WINDOW OR DOOR COMPONENT IS OPAQUE IN A PROJECT PRODUCT:      ANY VERSION OF Revit AUTHOR:        David Wills - _Application Specialist_ Issue: You load family for use in a project and after placing an instance of the family you no...