I posted an update to this tool in April that was intended to work with Revit 2011 products. This new build has been updated and verified to work with Revit 2011 products and correctly reports on the build number for Revit applications installed on the machine from 2008 through 2011.
Download version 5 here.
I hope you find it useful.
Are you tagging elements with Material tags and think that the tag is not reflecting the correct value? – Just face it… you’re wrong and Revit is right! Bwa ha ha ha ha.
Actually, you’re probably getting a different element than you think when you go to place the tag. If, like my frantic designer, you are tagging very thin floor slabs (as finishes like carpet or tile), then just ensure that you temporarily hide from view the underlying floor slab (probably concrete) before you attempt to tag by material.
In our practice, we add thin floor slabs as finish materials on top of the structural slab and tag them, so the designer thought they were tagging a carpet, but Revit was secretly choosing the structural floor slab below. Using the temporary hide element from view tool available under the “cool shades” icon on your view control bar, will allow Revit to select your thin floor finishes rather than the main floor slab.
And Viola! Revit is once again playing nice! … now back to work with you!
…Note: make sure your thin materials are indeed above the top of the structural slab to avoid this problem in the first place – My designer figured this out on their own and just reported back!
You’ll be happy to know that the shortcut for Isolate Element has returned in 2011. This shortcut was present in 2010 until the Subscription Service Pack (#3) was installed.
I’ve updated the Revit Build checker for the 2011 products. Looks like I get to wait until April 8th to try it out, so if anyone would like to test and report back, I would welcome it. Here is a new build updated for Revit 2011 products.
Download a copy here: RevitBuildChecker-4.zip
Note: I’ll probably revisit this app in the near future, with the following improvements in mind.
Network Version: – Check across all pc’s or select pc’s on a domain.
Logging Feature: – Write to a csv file for review.
I was working with a client today who was struggling with the move from Revit Architecture 2009 to 2010. With the imminent release of Revit 2011, I recommended that they download the zip file Gregory Arkin had made available at Revit3d.com. This way they could happily avoid the 2010 Ribbon and learn the Ribbon when they moved to the improved 2011 version.
Since I knew them to have a restrictive firewall, I renamed the zip file to a text file and emailed it on over. In response, I received a warning email regarding viruses based on a zero tolerance email sniffer attached to their firewall. Since I knew all the file renameing was going to be a problem, I came up with the following solution.
This text file can be downloaded, renamed as a zip file and then extracted to the correct location (“c:Program FilesAutodesk Revit Architecture 2010Program”). Once the files have been extracted to this folder do the following:
1. Rename the file “_Rename_and_Run_Me.txt” to Rename.bat
2. Double click on Rename.bat to automatically rename all the files to their original names.
3. Now follow the original instructions regarding copying the shortcuts to your desktop.
Thanks Gregory for the files, hopes this helps someone else.