Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Assessing review warnings in Revit, part of Cert Prep: Revit Architecture Certified Professional (2016).
- [Instructor] Regardless of whether you're working in a local Revit project or a shared, or central, Revit project, you'll always need to assess the review and warnings that come up when you're working in Revit Architecture. So, what I've done here is I've just opened up the Revit Sample Project. You can get that from your Lynda.com Exercise Files and download it, again, to a known location. I've gone into the Level One Floor Plan in the project browser and, as you can see, it's all in there, like so. What I'm going to do, I'm just going to randomly select some objects and move them.
Now, the reason I'm deliberately going to move them randomly is because they're already constrained to other views and other elevations and things in the Revit project itself. So, I'm just going to click about here and drag my selection window across from right to left, crossing all of that information there. I'm then going to go into the Modify panel here and click on Move and I'm just going to pick a corner and just drag that down to, say, there and click. And, it's going to move it completely randomly. It's not a specific move, but what it does, as you can see, look, it completely messes up that Level One Floor Plan.
And, what it's telling me, now, is that errors that cannot be ignored, so I've got 15 errors and 14 warnings. So, at the moment, all of these constraints that are pinned are now not satisfied because I've tried to move something randomly away from something else. So, what I can do now, is I can expand this and I can go through and it tells me that the constraints aren't satisfied, elements can't be joined such as walls, the constraints of the sketch defining the element cannot be satisfied. I can expand any of these errors out and it tells me what's going on with each family, as you can see, Grids, Windows, Constraints.
If I come down, there's some elements there that can't be joined. Error Five, I'll expand that out and it's walls that can't be joined because I've dragged a group of constrained walls away from another group of constrained walls. And, all of this information can be linked. So, if I click there, I can then go for more info and that will expand it out even more. And what this does, is it then takes me to a browser. So, I'll just cancel that, saying that it's trying to use Firefox as my browser, and it takes me to the Help Screen. So, I'll just close that so I can get more information on that particular error, like so.
Now, what I'm going to do here, is I'm just going to remove the constraints and as soon as I do that and unjoin the elements, as well, and delete any instances that don't work and then, delete any types, can you see? It allows me to do that and now, that is completely messed up. And, I've done that deliberately to make a massive error within my Revit model so that you can review those errors and warnings. Now, warnings that come up in Revit Architecture can be just ignored. You can ignore a warning, but you cannot ignore an error which is why we went into that dialog box that popped up in the bottom-right corner.
So, what I'll do, now, I'll just pop up here and I'll Undo those steps and it drops straight back to where it was before. It's literally a one-stop shop with the Undo because it's just the move that you're undoing. Everything else will drop back in. But, that's how you review and assess your errors and your warnings when you're working with Revit Architecture.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Architecture 2015 Certified Professional exam.
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- Changing elements
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- Modeling different architectural elements
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