Monday, 12 December 2016

Scope Box Greyed Out on Plan


Scope box option under extents greyed out of Plan instance properties as shown below:

This usually happens when you edit the crop region boundary.
The solution to this is reset the crop boundaries.
To reset crop boundary follow below:
      1.     Select a crop boundary
2.     Go to contextual tab
3.     Click on “Reset Crop”


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Revit Family Reload Error


Sometimes after editing a family you will not able to load a family. Revit gives an error as shown below:


An error occurred in family "XXXXX.rfa" that cannot be automatically resolved.
Error Information:

"Last type in system family 'Stacked Wall' cannot be deleted."

After this error the user needs to cancel a reload.

I looked for journal files, it gives me below:

< DBG_WARN: Family contains category id -2009633, gstyle type 2, gstyle id 483342.  That category id and gstyle type map to a gstyle id of invalidElementId in the project.  (In practice, this is most commonly caused by a mismatch between the version number passed to addNewGStyles and the version number in the table in ProjectStyles.cpp, due to an incomplete renumbering of an upgrade.

So as per this I searched for id 483342 element. Surprisingly in my titleblock family it's showing this ID for Analytical Braces. I selected it and deleted this blank element. Afterwards I tried for Purge and auditing a family. But still facing same issue


This issue occurs when upgrade a family to Revit 2015.


 The Autodesk has solution as per below link:

As I mentioned above this solution didn’t worked for me.


After several trials, I have a got a simple workaround to this. You need to just transfer object styles from Family to Project using “Transfer Project Standards”.

I know that many of us already upgraded to Revit 2016 & Revit 2017 version. But in case if you have any project going on Revit 2015 and you come across such error, follow the workaround.


Friday, 4 October 2013

Worksharing Monitor Start Up Error

If you are using worksharing monitor, sometimes after start it doesn't open. Simple way to fix it is:

1. Go to task manager.

2. In task manager go to processes tab.

3. In processes tab search for a ".net.exe".

4. End process this this exe.

Now worksharing monitor starts properly.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Revit: What’s new in Revit 2014?

Revit: What’s new in Revit 2014?: Oh yes, it’s that time again when the red carpet gets deployed. There is frenzy in the Revit community; twitter goes into hyper drive &...

Thursday, 7 March 2013

practical BIM: What is this thing called LOD

practical BIM: What is this thing called LOD: There still seems to be some confusion about what LOD levels mean, and how they should be used. I must say I have difficulty relating what ...

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Where is View Scale List???

In Revit 2012 and older release while creation of Elevations, Sections and other views we have a view scale list at option bar with the help of that we will be able to define a view scale of view before creations.

But now in Revit 2013 you are not getting this option. Due to some conflicts with view template this option have been removed from option bar while creating a views.

 The view scale now you need to define after creation of view. 

Revit 2013 Crashes at Start

Last week I deployed a Revit AR/ST/MEP 2013 image. After installation of Revit , as I start the application, I got the below error saying "Revit Stopped Working".

Error Description was:

Faulting application name: Revit.exe, version: 2013.0.2012.221, time stamp: 0x4f445896
Faulting module name: Utility.dll, version: 2013.0.2012.221, time stamp: 0x4f4454eb

I am getting this error for all three Revit. Initially I thought this error is because of .NET framework so I Uninstalled all Revit application, .NET framework. Then updated .NET framework and again installed a Revit. But the issue was not resolved.

So I checked with some default applications such as AV, Device Lock, some custom script. Out that I found that the application "Device Lock" was obstructing the application. So I uninstalled a Device Lock which is used to disable USB Port. After removing device lock Revit starts working smoothly.

In case if you have same issue check out with your ":DeviceLock" application..