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Can I save this 'viewer mode' file somehow?

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07-12-2012 05:46 AM

I just installed Revit 2013 earlier in the evening, then managed to evade the prompt to register my license (accidentally closed it then it didn't open again when i restarted) and did THREE HOURS OF WORK before realising that the program was locked in 'viewer mode' and that i could not save the dozens of modifications I have made this evening.


I opened a congruent Revit window and finalised my licensing process, and am able to save in this other window, but my viewer mode program has not updated or recognized this development and I am staring down the barrel of going to sleep having wasted an evening!


Is there something I can do?

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Message 2 of 4 (824 Views)

Re: Can I save this 'viewer mode' file somehow?

07-12-2012 11:22 AM in reply to: urprobablyright

You didn't lose anything. Just go to Help> "Product and License Information">

and take it out of Demo and put it into Standalone

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Re: Can I save this 'viewer mode' file somehow?

09-23-2012 11:31 PM in reply to: urprobablyright

I've done the same thing!! Please help me!!! I have just finished a project not realising I was even in "Viewer Mode"! Anyone??????? I don't understand the above comment?

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Registered: ‎07-20-2012
Message 4 of 4 (215 Views)

Re: Can I save this 'viewer mode' file somehow?

10-16-2013 08:45 AM in reply to: urprobablyright

Unfortunately there is little you can do at this point.  When Revit Viewer is opened, it displays a message saying that you won't be able to save, and won't be able to print if you make changes.  There is no option to add a license to this program and you won't be able to copy items out of the program.  :/  Sorry

Eric Cross
Ewing Cole - CAD/BIM Technician

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