When I try to modify a family Material, the Material library screens pop up, but if I touch anything on them Revit 2013 crashes.
This happened in a project I upgraded from Revit 2012 & from a project I started from the OOTB Architectural Project (I only inserted one family) and it still crashed when editing the Materials. I tried different families as well.
Is Revit 2013 incompatible with 2012 & 2010 Revit Materials?
Since Revit is not backward compatible I have to recreate this work in 2012 to render anything!
"Is Revit 2013 incompatible with 2012 & 2010 Revit Materials?"
All three of those versions are very closely related and on the
same new foundation. If any version crashes that much, I would
go to features and programs in the control panel and uninstall
and reinstall that version. Most of the supporting programs will
not be reinstalled so it's only the core program you click on and
it does that job fairly fast. After it installs new, restart your computer
and defrag your hard drive. No guarantees.
I think vector2 may be on the right track here. I have not come across this and the materials properties box was testing prior to release. I would do a clean un-install and re-install. Follow the instruction on this link and remove 2013 instead of 2012. The addresses' are all the same. You could possible skip the registry portion and see what happens. Here's the link:http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?si
Thanks for posting.
if feasible, could you please try this same file with same material on a different computer.
next step will depend on the result.
If it works fine there, you should re-install revit.
but if it crashes there as well, you should report to Autodesk support.
The Revit 2013 materials editor is confusing, slow and likes to crash everyone and a while! I feel it has taken a step backwards and it wil definitely cut into our productivity.
I loaded my previous template from 2012 and have tried adjusting the materials but it is confusing. 1 window is like a lump of crap that you have to sort through to figure out what is going on. I would like to see a seperate materials in-document window from the autodesk materials window, this way it's not all crammed on 1 screen. One office is not even going to update to 2013.
new materials and it's dialog box in revit 2013 is a good beginnig but is slow and inefficient at its infant stage.
It may take some time to get desired result and to become user friendly but untimately we can expect some miracle happens due to this newly added features in material properties.
We have tried this on a different machine at the same time I was trying it.
The other machine is running Revit MEP 2013 and had the same crashing problems dealing with Materials.
I completely removed 2013 Autocad and Revit, and reinstalled Revit 2013 only.
The Materials are working better now, I have not crashed yet. We are going to do the same to the Revit MEP 2013 machine.
If the Materials won't work we will not be able to upgrade the rest of the users in the company.
I remember Revit 2012 crashed the material editor if you were using a tablet (like a Wacom) or have chosen Keyboard Accesibility in Windows. That was fixed at some point of the year. That said, I have not seen that problem in 2013.
Materials should not have issues when opening a file in Revit 2013.
Transition from AutoCAD to Revit has been complicated to say the least, and moving forward to Revit 2013 has been a bit of a nightmare.
In the office our computers were wiped clean and windows was installed from scratch before installing Revit 2013. Now we have experienced several problems with the Materials Editor. Revit crashes all the time, and when is not crashing is painstakingly slow. We've tried it all, disable Hardware acceleration, we even follow all the steps from the Fotfix for 2011; no results so far.
I would appreciate if anyone can help me with this situation.