Sometimes you have a bunch of model objects of different categories and you want to quickly change the Phase Created of all of them at once. And sometimes, I find that the persistent Properties in Revit doesn’t always reveal ‘Phase Created’ when objects of different categories are selected (this is in Revit 2013 – more investigation required).
In any case, to quickly change the phase of lots of model objects:
Go to a Plan View
Group the objects you want to re-phase
Duplicate the active plan view. Change the phase of the new view to the ‘target phase’ of the objects (the phase you want to change them to)
Go back to the original Plan View (from step 1)
Ctrl-X or Cut
Go to the new Plan View (from step 3)
Paste Aligned – Same Place
All of the objects have now adopted the Phase Created value from the duplicated Plan View
You could mimic the previous properties box by floating it over your working area and toggling it on and off with the keyboard shortcut (PP, VP or CTRL-1) or by closing with the X and reopening with right-click -> properties.
I recommend you also check out the comments – Troy Gates makes a very interesting comment where he refers to this AUGI thread. In this thread, Troy mentions a registry setting that some of you (particularly those deploying Revit 2011 to lots of Clients) may be very interested in…a setting that allows the ‘default’ or preset Properties Palette to be set without opening Revit!
After a few emails back and forth to a very helpful person at Autodesk, I finally tried putting both the Properties Palette and the Project Browser onto the ONE MONITOR – and the problem disappeared! You can do this by ‘double clicking’ on the top bar of the Properties Palette and Project Browser – this moves them into the default position.
Image of problem fixed (notice that ‘common’ appears in the dropdown list): So, this isn’t strictly a ‘solution’, as I prefer to work with two monitors. But it will do for now.
Properties Palette on second monitor (problem): Project Browser on second monitor (problem): Has this happened to you? Feel free to comment.
If you select multiple views in the Project Browser in Revit 2011, how would you modify their common properties?
If you attempt to directly modify them in the open Properties palette, they are not modified. In fact, the only thing that is modified is the ‘active’ view – not the ones you have selected in the Project Browser.
The even weirder part is that the Properties palette shows a mixture of properties from the selected views in the Project Browsers AND the active view (which is not selected). Scary!
This is a dangerous little workflow anomaly. Keep it in mind until the Factory fixes this up.