If you are trying to install Revit Server 2015 and you have changed the extraction folder to a location other than the default C:\Autodesk, that is likely why it is failing. Allow it to extract to the default location.
During the installation itself you can specify the Project and Cache locations.
If you are unfamiliar with installing Revit Server, be aware that there are some items that will still be installed on the C drive, but Projects and Cache are what will hold the bulk of the information.
You should also be aware that the log files can become rather large and they are on the C drive so make sure you have enough space on that drive to accommodate those files.
Have you ever had your Hatch Patterns no longer be associative when you create them? This can be a difficult setting to find now that we no longer use the Bhatch Dialog like we did in the past. Although you can access this through Settings in the command line portion of the command. Here is the variable to turn this on and off which may make this a bit easier for you.
0 - Off (Patterns will not be associative)
1 - On (Patterns will be associative)
Turning this option on
1.) On the Command Line type HPASSOC and select the <Enter> button on the Keyboard
2.) Type 1 and select the <Enter> button on the Keyboard
Your Hatch Associativity is now on
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Recently a Vault admin asked if there were a means to export the list of vault users to Excel or a CSV file.
Currently, in Autodesk Vault 2015 there is not a provision to export Vault users to an Excel spreadsheet.
But, you can print the user list to hard copy or to a PDF printer driver in the User Management screen on the ADMS Console under Tools/Global settings. You will need to first set a PDF printer driver as the default printer in Devices and Printers in the Windows Control Panel.
If the PDF driver enables text selection, then you can copy and paste to restore users if needed.
Currently there is an entry in the Vault Idea Station thread that indicates that Autodesk is considering offering this feature in a future version of Vault.
If you would still like to migrate the users into Excel, then try this utility: Convert PDF to Excel.
Note that the user passwords or roles and groups will not be included in the PDF or XLSx files.
Layout Regen Options have been around for sometime, but understanding these can help speed things up in AutoCAD and save you some time. These Options control how AutoCAD handles the act of switching between Model and Layout Tabs.
- Regen When Switching layouts - when you switch from one tab to another it will always Regenerate the file this can take some time depending on file size
- Cache model tab and last layout - This will Cache into memory the Model Tab and the Last selected Layout tab and they will not Regenerate when you switch to then. however all others will.
- Cache model and all layouts - this will cache all Tabs and will not Regenerate when switching. This is the fastest method
*Note: If the Tabs are cached and do not regenerate in order to see some changes you will have to type the Regen command manually to update the view.
How to change Layout Regen Options
1.) Type Options and select the <Enter> Key on the Keyboard
2.) when the Options Dialog box appears select the System Tab
3.) Layout Regen options are located in the bottom right of the Options dialog Box
4.) select the Radial Button next to the option of your chose and select the OK Button at the bottom of the options dialog Box
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When you make the move to Revit 2015 R2 it is important that you perform maintenance on the file when updating it to this version. I have a blog on central file maintenance that you can refer to here. If you are using Revit Server the process is here.
If you save the file with a new name that further compacts the file.
It might also be helpful for users (to make it obvious the file is in a new version) if you add 2015_R2.
If you didn't change the file name but just saved over it, It is especially important that you have all users delete or archive their current local files and its associated backup folder prior to pulling a new local file.
I'm certain there have been numerous times that a shared parameter file has been misplaced, deleted or simply not provided...so how do you get the shared parameters from the family or project into your shared parameter file?
Well, the good news is we can export them from either a family, or from a project via the schedule.
Note: If you are trying to export them and the export option is grayed out, it can be one of two things
You don't have a shared parameter file specified (You can do this from the Manage tab, Shared Parameters, Create or browse to an existing shared parameter file.
The shared parameter file you have specified is the one the parameters were originally created from.
To Export from a Family
From the Create tab, Properties panel, Select the Family Types tool.
Select the shared parameter (unfortunately there is no way of knowing which ones are shared until you select the modify button)
You will see the following dialog box, select OK to close it.
If you take a look at the shared parameter file you will now see that parameter under the 'Exported Parameters' group.
You can move this to another group, but be aware that the group must exist first, you can't create one on the fly once you select 'Move'.
Select the group you want to move it to and OK
To Export from a Project
If you have a current project that the families with shared parameters are already in you can use that, if not you can set up a project specifically for this process.
You will need to create schedules that include the shared parameters you want to export for each category needed.
Open the schedule view and on the properties dialog select Edit across from Fields
Select the parameter you want to export then select Edit
Be aware that Title block families are the exception to the rule since you have to tie the shared parameters to the project, which obviously is not helpful since we are missing the shared parameter file in this scenario.
If you do have the shared parameter file associated to the title block parameters, I have a blog on how to tie shared parameters from a Title block to a project or template that you can access here.