Revit – bugs/ issues/ requests

These are issues/ problems that I’ve had with Revit whose resolution would improve my workflow (and probably that of others). This is dynamic document and will be added to/ edited over time.

All comments were generated from using 2012

  1. Type Properties
    1. Needs to be stretchable
  2. Profiles
    1. from the project browser, double picking selecting the same family type twice in a row brings up a blank Instance Properties dialog the second time. You have to select a double click different type, cancel that then go back to the one you want to change. (at least on profiles)
    2. Shared Detail components in window frame profile families do not show up. (2011, 2012?, 2013?)
    3. It would be nice to be able to ‘flip’ a profile in window mullions. (2011, 2012?, 2013?)
    4. It would be nice to be able to place detail components in 3d families (2011, 2012?, 2013?)
    5. add a button to ‘edit profile’ when in mullion properties
  3. 3point align (similar to AutoCAD)
  4. MultiThreading – Pretty much all production staff have multicore CPU’s. Please write the code to take advantage of this.
  5. It would be nice to be able to talk to Autodesk directly about issues we have
  6. Filled Regions
    1. add the ability to tab through to objects behind a filled region that is set to transparent.
  7. It’d be nice to be able to select an objects working plane directly from the Properties Palette
  8. Hot Keys/Short Cut (need to be able to assign)
    1. Lock Hot Key – Right after aligning an object it’d be helpful if a hot key would lock the alignment (rather than having to pick the lock icon).
    2. Viewport scale
    3. Everything should be accessible from a shortcut
    4. Edit Type
    5. Go to view
    6. View Range (maybe not so important)
    7. select mullions on gridline (2011, 2012?, 2013?)
    8. the keyboard shortcuts dialog should be filterable so that we can see just the commands that have shortcuts applied. Then we can sort ascending or descending.
  9. Stop asking me if I want my walls to go to the floor bottom…I don’t..it’d be great if you could remember that.
  10. voids need to be easier to select when editing in a family
  11. Views
    1. hotkeys should be assignable to designated views. This would be helpful in the model (user settings) and in families. For example, in families it’d be helpful to select ‘ff’ to go to the front view.
    2. View Templates – Should be ‘hot’ so that if a default view template has been applied to a view and the view template definition changes, then the view should automatically update accordingly.
    3. zoom to selected objects
    4. don’t zoom out to extents when the view scale is changed (2011, 2012?, 2013?)
  12. need family types (such as roof) in loadable families so that generic models and be assigned to roof and be controlled with categories
  13. Families – General

    1. This information has been moved to here: http://mertens3d.com/blog/?page_id=448
  14. wall sweeps
    1. reset built in wall sweeps
    2. hide-able built in wall sweeps
    3. fix bug that causes a crash when assigning built in wall sweeps. It looks like it’s happening when the profile is illegal (has overlapping lines).
    4. make it easier to get to some commands like built in wall sweeps. Make the sweeps so you don’t have to be in section to pic…or default to section…or remember last.
    5. add the copy and paste wall sweeps/reveals between wall definitions
  15. Railings
    1. You should be able to tab through to get the the nested baluster families (to select edit family)
    2. Balusters should be in their own subgroup…not mixed in with railing families
  16. Some commands take too many keystrokes to get to. Such as:
  17. Materials
    1. Merge /Collapse Materials – This may be possible with the API
    2. Why does it take so long to rename a material? Renaming!
    3. Why does it take so long to update a material? (fyi, it’s only using 1 core)
    4. opening materials (selecting) takes way too long in 2013
  18. Put backup revit files (.001, .002, etc.) is a subfolder or do something so that they don’t clutter up the dialogs.
  19. You shouldn’t have to put an equals sign “=” in front on a formula. Infer it from the fact that users puts in a = or -. Hmmm…maybe that won’t work for a minus.
  20. Assign materials all the way through a wall so that when it is linked into Max all six sides have the correct material assignment. Additionally do this when the wall has a cut.
  21. Align hatch patterns by default. (brick is not when looked at in 3d with a hole in the wall)
  22. FBX
    1. FBX’s take way too long to create and are way too big. Maybe create a ‘lite’ version of FBX that doesn’t have all the bitmaps and such. All I need is to get the material assignments and UVW’s from the geometry in Revit to Max.
    2. Remember my choice (automatic – short, automatic – long, etc.) from session to session
  23. Edit Assembly Dialog – it’s too small. Allow it to be stretched. Remember the last width.
  24. Ceilings
    1. It’d be nice if you didn’t have to go into edit boundary to modify the offset at tail property
  25. Project Browser
    1. There needs to be quick ways to collapse/expand all.
    2. it’d be helpful to be able to filter the families section
    3. Remember scroll when switching between files. Currently it goes back to the top of the list when returning from editing a family. This is a pain when you’ve spent time drilling down to find your family in a long list.
    4. Export to Autocad
    5. visibilty bug – a generic annotation family placed inside of a 3d family will display correctly in Revit, but will not show when exported to Autocad in hidden line mode. It does show up in autocad when exported in wireframe. Verified in 2011 and 2012
  26. Workshare Enabled Files
    1. It would be nice if double clicking on a central file from windows file manager, would automatically create a local file. If the user wanted to open the central file directly make them have to check a check box in the file open dialog.
    2. The ‘Synchronize with Central’ setting dialog needs to be sizable.  I can’t read the whole path in the “Central File Location:” . This happens when in the central file because the path edit text area is disabled(2011, 2012?, 2013?)

    Callouts (Floor Plan)

    1. Need to be able to have multiple ‘Floor Plan’ view types. I.E. one that says ‘SIM.’, one that says ‘SIM. O.H.”, etc. (2011 ?, 2012,  2013 changed but not as needed ) – this can be done in revit structure, but not revit architecture. Suggested solution: Have the reference label be an instance parameter.

    Underlays

    1. Would probably be more useful, and easier for users to understand if instead of choosing a level as an underlay instead you choose a specific view as the underlay.

    Audit

    1. Provide feedback on what happened during an audit. Were any problems found? What were they? Were they fixed? What was the element id? etc. (2012)

    Add-in Manager

    1. apparently if you have at least one file in your add-in folder that does not have security set to full control, the add-in manager will not function correctly…or something like this. Still trying to nail it down. (2012)

    Properties

    1. It would be nice to be able to open multiple properties dialogs so that we can easily compare objects to each other.
  27. Roofs
    1. Why don’t roof points snap?
  28. Walls
    1. Sweeps
      1. category should be hid-able. All categories should be able to be hidden via VG

      Curtain Walls

      1. When tabbing through the mullion types (in type properties) highlight the current value so that we can just paste a value in from the clipboard. [2012]

      Images

    2. Should be able to link, update and re-path images. Treat them like AutoCAD does. Also like Revit’s linked Revit/ cad files. …as external resources.
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6 Responses to Revit – bugs/ issues/ requests

  1. Charley Yancey says:

    Wow! What a great compendium of problems you guys have gone to MUCH trouble and care to compile. As a long time AutoCad user (since 2.52), and newbie Revit user (hating on its crappy plotting control already, sweet geebus, the crudest freeware program from a decade ago has better plot control than this beast!), I have been sorely disappointed in the efforts Adesk makes in updating their s/w.
    In a sane and fair universe, the type of problems you guys are bringing up would be WELCOMED by Autodesk as golden nuggets of valuable user wisdom to improve their s/w. I’m betting they don’t really welcome such valid criticism, and ‘you guys’ are tagged as malcontents, when all you want is for the damn s/w to work, much less work ‘right’ for the industry.
    Similar to the final complaints of plawton, I have ZERO doubt it is ALL about the (massive!) amounts of money Adesk can extract from users, NOT to provide the best s/w they can to do OUR JOBS. To that end, I have ZERO doubt that is why there is no ability to ‘saveas’ to previous versions, etc. *Somehow*, AutoCad has managed that fairly well over decades, but I have ZERO doubt they have PURPOSEFULLY broken that ability to FORCE ‘everyone’ to upgrade to the latest and not-so-greatest Revit s/w ALL THE TIME. No more getting a stable version that does what you need and sitting on that for years, now you are locked into their neverending cycle of upgrades for no good reason (other than to make Adesk suits richer).
    Getting to the point I think it would be more productive to go back to the boards and do ink on linen.

  2. plawton says:

    I have a list of similar length – if you like, I can send the PDF, which shows the images.

    Revit MEP Flaws
    Most of these are actual program flaws.
    There are also some that are more like ‘wish list’ items, but should have been included in the program from the beginning. I have nearly 20 years’ full time experience with AutoCAD, followed by three years’ full time experience with Revit MEP (versions 2009 thru 2012). I wanted to give Revit ‘a chance’ – it’s been over 3 years, and my conclusion is that the program is a huge waste of time and money for the MEP industry. Revit does many things well, but the flaws cause so much delay that they ultimately outweigh the benefits.

    This list relates to Revit MEP 2011 and 2012, Mechanical ONLY, and is far from complete.
    Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection will generate their own lists. Some things on this list have been resolved with updates and patches, others may have extensive and convoluted work-arounds of which I am unaware, but my contention is that Autodesk has so much experience writing software for design, such work-arounds should no longer be necessary.

    1. Cannot import Word files.
    2. Cannot import Excel files.
    3. Lacks AutoCAPS.
    4. Lacks ability to associate text with phases.
    5. Lacks ability to associate text with levels.
    6. Lacks ability to associate text with worksets.
    7. Lacks ability to change case of selected text.
    8. Text box cannot have fixed width.
    9. Text box changes width when it is clicked – without prompting.
    10. After text is pasted into an existing paragraph, the cursor goes back to the beginning if the paragraph, instead of staying at the end of the pasted text.
    11. Cannot have polygonal views, only rectangular.
    12. Pipe reducers do not show up in plan view.
    13. Program lacks an ‘ortho mode’, and F8 cannot be programmed to be ‘constrain’.
    14. View filter ‘rules’ have no ‘or’ operator.
    15. Labels (pipe and duct) and text do not recognize each other, so they cannot line up.
    16. Lacks ability to associate labels with phases.
    17. Lacks ability to associate labels with levels.
    18. Lacks ability to associate labels with worksets.
    19. Entities cannot be ‘locked’ from being selected. When starting a selection box, the first point often selects some invisible entity on the architectural background – a huge waste of time.
    20. Lacks ability to ‘set level’ (and lock it!) during creation of entities.
    21. Lacks ability change level of a selection set of entities – must be done by filtering.
    22. Lacks an ‘Auto-hatch’ function for elements that are assigned to the ‘Demolition’ phase. Hatch must be drawn manually ….. still.
    23. Lacks a “Date Modified” column under all tabs for Manage Links.
    24. Drafting views lack crop regions and cannot have dependent views.
    25. Dimensions cannot be moved, have to be re-drawn.
    26. Dimensions work poorly, in general. Dimensions do not find the endpoints of many entities, so we have to draw construction lines (which CAN find those endpoints – ??).
    27. Lacks ability to ‘lock’ the visibility controls in a view.
    28. Lacks ability to halftone a workset.
    29. Lacks ability to copy legend entities from sheet to sheet – big waste of time.
    30. Lacks ability to ‘measure’ in 3-D view. Measuring is one of the main purposes for having 3-D views.
    31. Lacks ability to select object snaps in 3-D view – for rotating or mirroring.
    32. Lacks ability to change the Phase of a Space.
    33. ‘Match properties’ matches unknown (and non-adjustable) properties.
    34. Vertical pipe often drops down to -200’ or some other random number.
    35. Many families have an unknown, invisible perimeter of selection.
    36. When drawn, section depth extents are often the length of the building.
    37. Sections cannot be assigned to worksets.
    38. Sections cannot be ‘locked’ so they can’t be deleted accidentally.
    39. Lacks ‘working section’ entity, assignable to users.
    40. Sections do not respond to Align.
    41. Section heads often do not automatically align with each other.
    42. Sections do not automatically adopt view filters from parent plan view.
    43. Lacks ability to not display linked CAD files in section views – should be default.
    44. In the Properties dialog box, the left column does not stay a fixed width.
    45. Lacks ability to set text location in dimension style – text is always above the dimension line.
    46. Maximized Revit will not minimize during synchronization, effectively blocking access to the Desktop.
    47. When opening a file from Revit, the DATE column is not DATE MODIFIED.
    48. Opening a dependent view does not Zoom Extents, often resulting in nothing being visible on screen.
    49. ‘Visual Style’ is not available for View Templates – huh? This is a pretty fundamental aspect that is completely overlooked.
    50. Rotate command is unable to snap to a center of a vertical duct or pipe elbow in plan view. This means I have to draw a temporary line across the base of the elbow, snap the center of rotation to the midpoint of that line, then go back and erase the line.
    51. Full path of model not displayed in the title bar.
    52. In RMEP 2012, the name of the program is not displayed in the title bar.
    53. Disconnects all entities going to the demo phase – major problem.
    54. Align disconnects pipe and duct from fittings – we always have to align twice, once for the fitting, and once for the duct, which is a waste of time.
    55. Lacks feature that allows automatic reconnection of all pipes, fittings, accessories within a selection set which are going from the ‘demo’ phase back to the ‘existing’ phase – currently, only manual, individual re-connection of each pipe to each fitting.
    56. Lacks ability to add a future phase. 
    57. Lacks ability to assign default objects to worksets, when those worksets are created. For example, when Mech-HVAC workset is created, we should be able to select ducts, duct fittings, flex duct, and duct systems to go to that workset, regardless of what workset is active when we create those entities. For pipes, it should be based on pipe types.
    58. Lacks ability to combine selection sets created with the ‘tab’ key.
    59. Lacks active graphic representation of view range, to assist in setting same.
    60. Lacks alignment tool for notes and labels.
    61. Plotting works poorly. There is no ‘print preview’ for most settings or multiple sheets.
    62. Views are rarely plotted, but Views are checked by default in the View/Sheet Select dialog box. Plotting  Selected Views/Sheets  View/Sheet set, Views should be unchecked by default.
    63. When there is a plot preview, program lacks ability to zoom window.
    64. Lacks ability to select a plot area window.
    65. Lacks ability to make any entity non-plotting.
    66. Often when plotting a PDF, the ‘combine all sheets into one PDF’ is selected, but Revit still attempts to generate separate PDFs, usually crashing the program.
    67. Lacks ability to place entities (especially text) on the centerpoint of a round mass or even a circle.
    68. Lacks the ability to right-click on a link, CAD or Revit, and ‘reload link’.
    69. Lacks the ability to right-click on a link, CAD or Revit, and ‘edit link’.
    70. Lacks ability to color the view names in Project Browser, based on discipline, phase, level, scale, or anything else.
    71. There is no ‘halftone’ option for individual layers in linked CAD files.
    72. When exporting to CAD files, the selected CAD version should remain the default.
    73. Lacks user interface ‘skins’.
    74. When floating the mouse over a duct or pipe, the element size and elevation are NOT displayed.
    75. Lacks pipe spud/taps – tees only (this one is really stupid).
    76. Lacks ability to copy/paste filters – just view filters, not everything else.
    77. Dependent views cannot have a scale different from the parent view.
    78. ‘Reveal hidden elements’ changes view style to ‘hidden’.
    79. Cannot assign linetype (or any other parameter) to matchline sketch.
    80. Revit allows the selection of certain components (most architectural) from well outside of any apparent boundary for those elements, even when they are outside of the view’s crop boundaries. Many other entities (mostly non-architectural) require selection with single-pixel precision – see any checkbox in some dialogs. Picking inside the checkbox does not insert a check, unless the exact center pixel (inside the checkbox) is selected (see Plotting  Selected Views/Sheets  View/Sheet set).
    81. The ‘OK’ button location varies from dialog to dialog.
    82. When moving an object, a tooltip pops up to indicate whether the motion is Horizontal or Vertical. The ONLY reason the program needs such a tooltip is because there is no Ortho mode (see Flaw #12). THEN, this stupid tooltip invariably pops up on top of the temporary dimension, so we cannot see how far we’ve moved the object:
    83. When rotating a fitting or valve, Revit does not attempt to use one of the connector points as a center of rotation – this should be the default, not the centroid of the assembly. Do some studies: How often is the centroid of the assembly the correct point of rotation? It’s likely far less than 1% of the time for all users in the universe.
    84. Lacks function similar to ‘layer isolate’ – we need a one-click ‘Workset Isolate’.
    85. Cannot change properties of selection set of differing entities, even if they are connected, like pipe with fittings.
    86. For families created with the Mechanical template, there is no option to ‘select new host’, which would help solve a lot of problems.
    87. Family preview thumbnail is usually unreadable, only shows the standard reference lines.
    88. Sometimes, the UNDO command undoes the past 50 or 100 commands, then both the Undo and Redo buttons are grayed out – no explanation, no clues about what happened.
    89. Fittings will often display different from the pipe or duct to which they are attached – they will be dark when they are in the ‘existing’ phase, or they will disappear when their pipe does not.
    90. When selecting a run of pipe, if there is a ‘Piping Accessory’ (a valve) in the line, the size cannot be changed – changing the size requires selecting the pipe separately from the valve. This is a waste of time, because when changing the size of pipe, the valve usually needs to be changed to match.
    91. When extending pipe, the new pipe does not automatically match existing pipe elevation or level association of the pipe from which it is being drawn – the space bar has to be pressed to match the elevation. This is a work-around that indicates just how poorly Revit programmers understand the design process. When drawing new pipe from the end of an existing pipe, no one in the history of mankind cares about the elevation of the previously drawn pipe – no one, ever. The default should be to match the elevation of the pipe from which the new pipe is continuing.
    92. ‘Enter’ does not always repeat last command, the command has to be re-selected.
    93. Linked CAD files and Imported CAD files are both identified as Imported Instances, once they are placed. They should be called what they are: Links or Imports.
    94. Right click on the mouse is not customizeable from within Revit (as it is in most other programs for PCs) – this is big.
    95. ‘Measure distances’ does not provide x/y/z values, just a linear distance – stupid!
    96. ‘Link Revit’ does not use Origin to Origin as the default – stupid!
    97. The desktop icon for RMEP 2011 is nearly exactly the same as the one for RMEP 2012 – stupid!
    98. Active workset list box is too narrow to show the name of the active workset – only 20 characters wide, should be 48+.
    99. Thick line display is default – default should be user-changeable.
    100. ‘Elements have duplicate mark values’ – ridiculous, give us ID fields that don’t cause this problem.
    101. Cannot align to a duct edge, in section view of duct.
    102. Linked CAD drawings have to be reloaded one-by-one if the folder location gets changed. Stupid.
    103. No “ID” function, to identify location of a selected point in space (similar to ACAD ID). 
    104. Most error messages are cryptic and offer no solution – typical of programmers with Assburger’s Syndrome. Example: After connecting a duct to a chilled beam, the warning for “Different System Classification” pops up. Why? When expanded, there is no indication about any type of system, conflict, or resolution: Why did this occur? Why are the systems in question not listed in the warning? WHAT IS THE SOLUTION? This is stupid and useless.
    105. Another example: ‘No Valid Elements in paper Space’ To which linked file is the message referring? It would be very easy to list the offending file in this dialog box. What is your point – are you trying to save on electrons? STUPID!
    106. What is a suggested solution to this one? Is there no room under the warning to offer helpful tips that could be used to fix this problem?
    107. Often pinned items will not indicate their pinned status:
    108. Lacks a function to make a sound after a command is completed, if that command is going to take longer than 10 seconds. ‘Bind link’ takes 20 minutes to 2 hours, I need a ‘beep’ to wake me up when it’s completed.
    109. In a View, the Underlay cannot be locked, so inadvertent editing cannot be prevented.
    110. Plan Regions are not able to have an Underlay, which would allow Underlays to show up in limited areas.
    111. Valves will host to the floor below (or floor element, like an equipment pad), rather than to the target pipe, without any sort of notification.
    112. Lacks ability to make line styles non-printing.
    113. Lacks ability to make text styles non-printing.
    114. Lacks ability to have a linked CAD file show up in any view, after linking.
    115. When copying a section view, the view filters are lost. This is stupid.
    116. Pinned elements cannot be moved, but they can be deleted – this is stupid.
    117. Lacks ability to set default printer for application – always uses default for OS. User should be able to set printer for Revit, so that it will print to plotter or PDF app.
    118. Lacks any ability to measure or divide a line into equal segments.
    119. Lacks tabbed browsing of views/sheets: 
    120. Lacks ability to show pipes under insulation as hidden:
    121. Lacks ability to detect flow direction from the presence of an endcap. When an endcap is installed on a duct, all beveled taps should POINT THE OTHER WAY.
    122. Lacks the ability to assign ‘system type’ to a ‘duct type’ – what a waste of time. All ‘supply duct’ type will want to be assigned to the ‘supply system’.
    123. Program asks to ‘synchronize to central’ in the middle of printing a PDF! (right after asking for a print preview):
    124. When drawing pipe or duct in a section view, reference level of that pipe or duct will randomly change, without notification.
    125. When clicking on a fitting or accessory, the two rotate symbols that show up are not directional, they just indicate ‘round and round’: they need to show which direction their rotation will be, counterclockwise or clockwise.
    126. Often, when installing a rectangular endcap on a rectangular duct, a message pops up that says “Shapes do not match, a connection could not be made”. Why?
    127. Many times we need to install 40 or 50 instances of the same diffuser, and all of them will have the same ‘Mark’, like EG-2. Why does this cause a warning that ‘Multiple entities have the same mark’? Doesn’t Autodesk know that this is going to occur? This is how HVAC design has happened for 100 years.
    128. What does this mean? What causes this problem? Of course ‘other users have saved changes to the central model’ – that’s the whole point!
    129. Cannot issue a command (like move or rotate), then request ‘previous selection set’.
    130. ‘Split element’  ‘Delete inner segment’ does not stay checked – should be the default. Also, what are those resulting endcaps for? We always have to take the extra step of deleting them.
    131. When moving or copying anything, Revit will seek to align with ANY diagonal line in the project: This is useless and interfering, and should be changed.
    132. ‘Tile views’ is not enough – we should be able to select the tiled arrangement (section 1 / section 2 / plan view, or top view / front view / isometric view), as with AutoCAD and 3DS Max, and probably most other design programs.
    133. Cannot copy view references (matchline tags) from one view to an exact duplicate.
    134. Revision clouds are painful to use, since they only allow drawing by freehand lines. Please add the ability to draw other shapes, whose arc length can be adjusted once the shape is complete:
    135. Open Places needs to be improved – we need to be able to widen the pane, re-name any of the shortcuts completely, and delete ALL the ones we don’t need or want.
    136. The program is slow, even on top-tier hardware. The program is deeply flawed because it is not fully multi-threaded, and Autodesk does not appear to have any plans to make it so, or even to include any type of Open CL (or CUDA) GPU acceleration.
    137. Autodesk obviously was more concerned about making the program “NOT AutoCAD”, than with adopting many of the ‘tried and true’ solutions that have been developed over 25 years of (often painful) AutoCAD growth. As a result, Revit has many of the same problems we saw fixed over many years of wishlists for AutoCAD – so it seems that Autodesk has refused to learn from past mistakes on the technical side of the program. Autodesk clearly HAS learned from the mistakes on the financial side: “Do not make a program that works properly (like AutoCAD 14), or else revenues will drop for the following 8 quarters, and management staff will be fired by the board of directors.” So, rather than manage expectations of the shareholders, Autodesk has chosen to consistently release half-baked software that will eternally be repaired ‘in the next release’. This has cost the industries that use Autodesk’s software many billions in completely unrecoverable expenses, while Autodesk has gained far less, which means that the business model is unjustifiable and is deleterious to the economy. Autodesk is lucky that the vendors from whom they buy their programming and OS software do not follow the same business model.
    My main complaint seems to be that Autodesk spent 25+ years learning all sorts of ways to make design software work the way it should (while WE paid for that development, both in cash and in workplace frustrations), and now they’ve chosen to ignore whole chapters of those lessons, by not applying them to Revit.
    It is likely the case that they are well aware of this, and are just planning to add the big obvious things to the program (like Ortho mode), for future releases, and then they’ll expect to be lauded for it – and they’ll charge for it. The lack of any type of ‘easy’ open programming (like AutoLISP for AutoCAD), would seem to indicate that they want to improve the program at their own very tightly controlled pace –and they’ll charge for it.
    My overarching view is that Autodesk’s primary product is NOT software – it is profit. Profit is not a bad thing, but Autodesk’s business model is bad for the majority of users (cows), while the cash (milk) flows regularly to the shareholders thru the subscription program.
    Understanding that profit is Autodesk’s primary motivation reveals that, while they could likely make the program run perfectly, (and make all the users happy), by reducing the release cycle from annual to every 4 or 6 years, and perfecting the software before release, the result would be that the flow of cash would slow. This reduction in the revenue stream would upset shareholders, who would remove the board of directors and upper management, and replace them with some other sharks who would come up with another scheme.
    As long as Autodesk is a for-profit publicly-held company, the needs of the users will always be secondary. The solution is for users to buy stock, then ultimately turn Autodesk into a non-profit. Then the payoff for the shareholders (the users) will be much easier workdays and much lower IT costs.

    • Gregory Mertens says:

      plawton,

      Thanks. This is a great (albeit unfortunate) list. Many of these items apply to Revit Architecture and I’m going to incorporate them.

      If I get a chance I’m going to load up MEP and try out some of these.
      I am curious, holding down ctrl doesn’t turn on ‘ortho’?

      I’ve actually been thinking about this problem with autodesk and the past, etc. One solution that is brewing around in my head is trying to organize (or get someone to organize) a consumer advocacy group. This group would establish a prioritized list of improvements/ bug fixes that we (as consumers) want implemented. If the group were large enough, I’d think we’d get their ear.

      …gregory

    • rndpis says:

      plawton,

      Appreciate your work for listing the wishlist.

      Can you please share us with the pdf file where you show the images for your mentioned issues.

      Thanks
      rndpis

  3. Gregory Mertens says:

    Poi,

    Glad you got it to work and like it. FYI, you posted to the wrong topic and I don’t have an easy way to change the reply’s location.

    …gregory

  4. poi says:

    Sir Gregory,
    Thank you very much with this plug-in in Revit that you develop for free. First time I used it today for hatch pattern of ledgestone and I got it… This is my problem ever since, how to create custom hatch pattern.

    Thank you very very much again Sir Gregory.