by John Flanagan
From time to time your project will begin to experience duress and possible corruption. This can happen for any number of reasons; network problems, file size, too many errors, gremlins. If your file begins crashing, don’t panic. There are a few things you can do before calling Revit Support. Here are some suggestions to help get you back on track:
Review warnings: Each time you create something that Revit considers a problem, a warning is issued. Warnings will accumulate if left unresolved and eventually you will have performance issues or instability. To review the warnings, click the Warning button on the Manage tab.
You`ll get a dialog box which will allow you to search for and resolve problem objects.
Reduce your file size: Sometimes when file corruption occurs it`s due to a file that has grown beyond capacity of machines using it. Reduce your file size to make the model more manageable and resolve some of the errors.
Audit the file: Another way to deal with file corruption is to perform an audit on your file. You can find this tool in the lower-left corner of File Open dialogue box. Auditing a file will review the data structures and try to correct any problems that have occurred. When the Audit is completed, ideally you will have a fully functioning file again. You can audit either a local file or a central file itself. Whenever you audit a file, you`ll want to make a new central copy and have all of your project team create new local copies. The last thing you want is to have someone with file corruption in a local copy synchronize those problems back to your newly fixed central file.