Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Printing - Print Range Options aren't Available

Have you ever tried to print but you're only given the option to print "selected view/sheets"?

Check to see if the focus (or what you clicked on last) is the Project Browser.

For example: You may have made a view active then went directly to print. The focus is still on or within the Project Browser.

Simply click back in the view (drawing window), then the other print options will become available.

Friday, August 24, 2007

New Build of Revit Architecture

New Build of Revit Architecture... 20070810_1700

You can download at:

Here's what's new in this build:

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What's in my Journal folder?

Revit Architecture 2008 has made some changes to the Journal folder and what is put there. In prior versions, you would only have .txt files (journal files), but now you will also get additional files that meet the following criteria:

1. Revit project files (.rvt) that reside on the network and do not have worksets enabled.
2. Revit Families (.rfa) that reside on the network.
3. Revit Templates (.rte) that reside on the network.
4. Dump files (.dmp) from when Revit crashes

These files place here are backup files of things you've worked on... My concern is that this will start eating up space on your C: drive without you knowing... Be sure to check & clean often.

Who's working on the model "Right Now"!

Ever wonder who's working on the model? In Revit Architecture 2008 you can now find out (on workset enabled projects).

In the same location as the project, you will notice a new folder called: Revit_temp. This folder is automatically created by Revit and if deleted, will be re-created. You should NOT put other content into this folder.

Within the folder in Windows Explorer, you will see something like this:

You may need to turn on the "Owner" column... Right click over another title and select "Owner".

In my example, mikel is currently in the model... If there is more than one person working on the model, they all would be listed.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Keynotes - The .txt file


For those of you using keynotes in Revit, you know that all the keynotes reside in a .txt file of your choice.

The text file (.txt) can be opened by more than one person at a time without any read-only warnings. The problem is that you can be making changes to the text file (adding/modifying keynotes) at the same time another user is doing the same. Someone WILL loose their work depending on who saves last.

This needs to be managed and only one person should be in the .txt file at a time.

If you're a member of AUGI (free), you can view & vote on this topic. Please do... The more feedback we give Autodesk, the better chance this has of becoming better.