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Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 12:06:33 AM | Revit 2009 file size DOUBLE 2008!?!?

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Why are the Revit 2009 file sizes DOUBLE the same file of Revit 2008?

This has messed us up bigtime as our computers which are setup to cope nicely with the 2008 files are now dying in a smoldering mass on the carpet with Revit 2009 and its resource hungry attitude!!

We have an: Intel P4 2.70 Quad-Core, 4GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT, Vista 64bit, as our best machine, running a Revit 2009 file of 30mb.

We use Revit for the Exhibition industry, so this file does include thousands of 3D objects but 2008 handled this just fine.

Any suggestions? More RAM? File Compression options?

I've looked in the Hardware part of the AUGI Forums but they are still kicking around posts from November and there isn't much on here yet either.

Would love to hear some good news before we realise that we can now no longer go back to 2008.

thanks.

Simon.



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Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 3:59:26 AM | Revit 2009 file size DOUBLE 2008!?!?

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I guess make sure what you are asking about.. are you talking physical file size or performance? There have been a number of issues with Video Card (3d) performance  with 2009.

If it is file size, Try this first: 

we haven't noticed a large change in file size. The Revit file can get larger the longer you use it. This can be for two reasons:

1 - large number of unused components or family types in the components - use the "purge unused" under the file menu.

2- the Revit file is a database - when in a project use "save as" command and under options in the dialogue tick the "compact file" option. This will re-write the database and make the file smaller

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Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 4:34:24 AM | Revit 2009 file size DOUBLE 2008!?!?

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Thanks,

But I guess I am talking about physical file size of families - which in turn affects the performance of a project.

 

Our exhibitions are built from modular components - so 1m of Curtain wall may actually contain 4 individual components.

For example: one large exhibition could have up to 1000 2.5mH posts - which are in turn part of a larger Post family. In 2008, the file size of this post family = 240kb but once upgraded to 2009, the exact same family = 1,136kb.

So you can see the difference from 1000x240kb > 1000x1,136kb!

It is slaughtering our computers...with Revit taking 4-5 seconds to draw a simple wall which is not acceptable.

 

So why the increase in file size...is it the addition of Pro-Materials to each project/family?


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