|2011 Library browsing Crashing Revit|
|Wednesday, 25 August 2010 14:09|
Revit 2011 Crashing when loading families
There appears to be a particular setting within Revit that causes Revit 2011 to crash when loading families. This appear to be either a Windows XP issue or a 32 bit issue. I haven't had this problem with my Windows 7 64bit OS, but have seen this on numerous Windows XP (32 bit) systems.
When you load a family into Revit 2011, if your 'views' are set to Thumbnail within your dialogue when you browse, then it could be that your project crashes.
It appears also that Revit stores how your 'Views' are set (eg: if you are previewing thumbnails of your Families or 'Details' or 'List' view. Some Machines that default to 'Details' you should only see Revit crash the once, however on other Machines where Revit apparently saves the the setting of your viewing of those files, Revit will constantly crash whenever you try to load a Family in.
At present I am not ware where in Revit you are able to ensure that this view is always returned to displaying the files details, so this solution will have to work around this for now.
Basically if the Machine remains on Thumbnails and finds a location that has Revit files/families within it it would crash.
From now on when you load a family it will default to the original Library location and will be set to display 'Details'.
Written By: Ian Howard
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 09:30|