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Wed, Nov 2, 2005 at 6:01:33 PM | Crash!!!!




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Revit continues to crash when i try and upload families into my template...or when i try and edit in will allow me to do it once, but after that it will indefinetly crash... anyone else have this issue? any suggestions?

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Thu, Nov 3, 2005 at 5:22:12 PM | RE: Crash!!!!


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Be sure you are using the latest build... Is it all families? Or just particular ones? It may be an idea to use the family upgrade utility on your library to automatically upgrade all the families to the latest version if they are not already... HTH.

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Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 4:38:39 PM | Crash!!!!




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I installed Revit Architecture 2010 on my computer which is a Dual Core with 2 GB of RAM and running XP Pro. After running the program and drawing some walls and doors, suddenly it crashes and a black screen shows up with a legend saying: "An error has occurred while drawing the contents of this window. This window shall be closed" And of course I have to close the program.

I installed Revit on a 4 core computer with 3 GB and running Vista and the program runs ok without crashing.

What is happening here? Somebody knows?

Thank you,

PD. I tried to post this on a new thread but it seems there are no options for new threads anymore in Revitcity for what I've seen...

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Thu, May 5, 2011 at 10:23:45 AM | Crash!!!!




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@grimberg - look at the system requirements of Revit Architecture 2010 and I'm sure you will realize why the program is crashing on the computer with only 2GB RAM....

From Autodesk :


System Recommendations for 32-bit Autodesk Revit Architecture

  • Windows XP Professional (SP2 or later)
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.4 GHz or equivalent AMD processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 5 GB free disk space

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Thu, May 5, 2011 at 11:59:18 AM | Crash!!!!



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Also being on XP, if you upgrade your RAM, you will still need to enable the 3GB switch...  I highly recommend that you guys sink your teeth into newer, more powerful machines ASAP.  Working on a par machine in Revit is a terrible experience, working on a less than par is a nightmare.

My office (about 200 employees in engineering department I think) is using windows 7, this has made stability of CAD and Revit much better... let me rephrase, I'd give my left lug nut to switch to windows 7...

Switching to Revit isn't a cheap endevor, you need to update not only your computers, but also your network infastructure.  Revit files are phenomally large, easily jumping to 200+MB for Architects, and typically 150+MB for MEP.   To transfer all this data across your network, kills bandwidth, thus get a gigabit switch, and ethernet cards which support such speeds...  Also remember, that the typical turn around on machines (lifecycle) is 2 years, you should plan on having to replace your computers every 2 years to stay on top of the technology.  Another reason, 2012 is beyond your specs, as it requires i7 processors, etc.  So to take advantage of 2012, you have to upgrade.

And please, upgrade, they stop fixing things after the december release of a service pack, thus Revit 2009 has not been updated, fixed, worked on, etc. since the december 2008 release...


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Thu, May 5, 2011 at 4:09:10 PM | Crash!!!!




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Thank you!

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