Sunday, August 21, 2016

Missing Your Project Info !?

Got this weird bug a few days ago for the first time. Someone reached out to me and said the "Project Info" button is greyed out that you can't even click on it.

Turns out this has been a known issue for many versions. I was able to find a workaround solution through a numbers of forum posts.

Here's how you fix it:

In the same Revit session, start a new project. 

Switch back to your issued project file, go to Manage tab > Transfer Project Standards

Scroll down to “Project Info” and click ok to transfer the setting.

That’s it. Now the Project Information icon will become available and you can modify the info in your project. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Mind Your CAD File

This is the second time I have come across with this weird issue. It was puzzling at first and I thought that it was a glitch from Revit.

In the elevation view, some of the families (in this case, furniture and specialty equipment family) show up in the elevation as if the wall is set to be transparent.

From the image above, the view is set to hidden line mode, so everything behind the wall should not be shown.

You can see from plan view where the TV and stand is right behind the window system.

I checked all the VG settings as well as workset and nothing stands out at all to explain this "graphic" issue.

Then I stumble this "Import Categories" and start un-checking the dwg link...
All of the sudden, the graphic returns "normal".

Not sure why the dwg (CAD) link file got in the way in the first place, but since all the referenced dwg file are for plan use, so turning off the link file via VG in elevation view is not an issue at all.

Hope you find this useful in case you run into this in your project.