5 May 2013
You improve performance for server-based worksharing when you use a Revit Server Accelerator to connect to the Revit Servers that host your central models. Use this procedure to check the status of your connection to the Accelerator that has been assigned for your location (as specified in your system's RSACCELERATOR2013 environment variable) and to specify a different Accelerator when necessary. If you lose the network connection to a Revit Server Accelerator or choose not to use one, you will be directly connected to the Revit Servers.
Note: Typically a BIM manager or administrator specifies which Accelerators are available as well as the Revit Servers to which they can connect. See the Revit Server Installation Guide.
1. Click Collaborate tabSynchronize panel drop-down Manage Connection to Revit Server Accelerator.
2. In the Manage Connection to Revit Server Accelerator dialog, enter the server name or the IP address of the Accelerator.
Note: You cannot switch to a different Accelerator if multiple Revit sessions are open, a server-based central model is open, or the Accelerator is not available.
3. Click Connect.
When a valid connection is established, the successful connection status icon displays and the server name updates.
4. Click Close.
Source: Autodesk WikiHelp
4 May 2013
Warning: You cannot overwrite a central model when it is located on the Revit server. If you need to replace the central model, contact your administrator for help.
Issue: Only an administrator can move or delete a central model.
Solution: Contact your administrator. See Removing a Model from a Revit Server.
Source: Autodesk WikiHelp
19 April 2013
Recently I was involved to assist in a renovation project which makes use of phasing in Revit. Wow, I thought this is my chance to use the theoretical knowledge about phasing which I've learned 5 years ago from a Revit/CAD guru associate. At that time, he warned me about the pitfalls of using phasing in the Revit world and if I recalled correctly, he advised to use it carefully by deciding how many phases you need and define it within the "Phasing" control tab panel. This is an important step in phasing within Revit. Secondly, set up each individual view to reflect what you wish to show. While modeling the building, ensure that you are in the correct view which corresponds with the phase you are after too.
Going back to the renovation project that I am talking about, I dogged into the project file and the first thing that I noticed was, it deviates from the normal standard phasing method. The earlier team involved made use of the "filter" in Visibity Graphics Tab to control each phase view. Sadly to say, I thought to myself, this will create a big headache for the one who will continue the project. Sub phase and step code were introduced in the Phase attributes for each element (in Phasing-Phase Created Parameter). Just wondering why they did it. In the Phase tab the filter is already there waiting to be modified or use it out of the box.
Reorganizing the whole phasing will be a very painful task and I have a weekend to think it over.
19 March 2013
Hotfix - Autodesk Revit 2012 - Ribbon behavior due to .Net 4.5 installation
This hotfix corrects the behavior of the ribbon panels after .Net 4.5 is installed.
Make sure that Update Release 2 has been applied prior to adding the hotfix. Verify that the build number of Revit 2012 is 20110916_2132. If the build number is 20120126_0600, it indicates that Update Release 2 and the Memory Allocator Hotfix has been applied.
The Readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of this update. It is strongly recommended that you read the entire document before you apply the update to your product. For your reference, you should save the Readme to your hard drive or print a copy.
Source: Autodesk site