I don’t know how many times I have been reading Revit OpEd and Steve just reveals another one of those little things that can make your Revit life so much easier – like pinning an object before rehosting it. Great!
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Revit OpEd: Revit MEP – Copy to Clipboard and Paste Aligned
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I just became aware of an issue that I wanted to pass on to you all right away. Workset1 is special. It should never be renamed, because it can lead to fairly serious problems down the track, including the This action has caused deletion of non-editable workset: issue.
So you should make it part of your Revit standard that no one can rename Workset1 – ever.
As usual, this is something that Steve already knew, and already told us. Thanks Steve!
One other habit I have is to never rename Workset 1 because Revit won’t let us delete it. It’s the “original” workset and Revit just doesn’t let us delete it.
Revit OpEd: Delete a Workset’s Contents?
An old discussion on AUGI also touches on the issue:
2009-04-16, 12:27 PM
I just followed Shruti’s instructions and got the same error. For me it says I am deleting “non-editable Workset ‘Workset1’ ” Any other ideas?
While discussing an interesting baluster-with-lighting family, Steve reminds us that “Revit hates switching between shared and not shared status.”
You have to follow a strict process of deleting and / or renaming affected families that exist in the project if you wish to switch them from Shared to non-Shared, or vice-versa.
If you want to read the rest of Steve’s, post, here is a link:
Revit OpEd: Dept. of Quirky – Baluster with Light Fixture
Great veteran’s tip from Steve. He explains how to reset shared coordinates to an out-of-the-box setting by Acquiring Coordinates from a default Revit template:
Once two files are sharing coordinates you can’t really remove this relationship. If you remove the link and import it again (Auto – Origin to Origin) the relationship survives.
To truly remove (really more like replace) the relationship I use a new file that is based on the stock Revit template default.rte. I import this file and Acquire Coordinates from it instead. Revit can only acquire coordinates from one source file so using a “good” one “resets” it …
Revit OpEd: Shared Coordinates and Copy Monitor
- When using tools like Mirror or Offset, hold ‘Ctrl’ after triggering the command – this toggles the tick box in the Options bar. Very handy! From Revit OpEd.
- If you want to make sheets quickly, just use Ctrl+C from the Project Browser, then Ctrl+V. From Revit OpEd.
Thanks to Steve Stafford for these awesome tips.