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jbohan
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Directx

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05-05-2012 07:15 AM

I have installed DirectX SDK on my computer. However, every time I open Revit Architecture 2013 I get a message "The DirectX Software Rasterizer cannot be initialized. Please install DirectX SDK to run test properly." The program seems to run properly however.??

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lars-ake.johansson
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Re: Directx

05-07-2012 12:36 PM in reply to: jbohan

Hi,

 

This sound like it might be a problem with you graphics card and/or graphics driver.

 

What type of graphics card do you have and what version of the graphics driver are you using?

What OS are you using?

 

 

/Laj

Lars-Ake Johansson
Sr. SQA Engineer
BIM Product Line Group
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Re: Directx

05-07-2012 05:54 PM in reply to: lars-ake.johansson

Card: GeForce GTX 260M

Driver: NVIDIA ver. 8.15.11.8631

os: Windows 7

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lars-ake.johansson
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Re: Directx

05-09-2012 06:50 AM in reply to: jbohan

Hi,

 

One thing that I do see is that your driver is a bit old, that might be the problem.

 

Let's start by checking if turning off Hardware Acceleration get's rid of the error:

- Open up the Options dialog

- Select 'Graphics'

- Uncheck 'Use Hardware Acceleraton....."

- Click 'OK'

- Close Revit

 

-Start Revit again

 

Did you get the error? If not - I would guess that this is an issue with the driver. Check your system vendors site and/or Nvidia.com for updated driver.

Once installed, turn on HA again and the error will most likely not appear.

 

Note however that there is currently a know issue with semi-transparent materials with some Nvidia graphics card that you might run in to. We are working with NV on this issue and there will be a new driver posted (I have no ETA on the new driver)....

If you do see an issue with this - turn off HA for now until there is a new driver that fixes this issue is posted.

 

 

If you still get the error after tuning off HA and/or the new driver does not help , could you post a journal file here? (or send it to me)

 

Just start Revit, open a new project and close Revit again.

Grab the last Journal.####.txt (where #### is a sequential number) in:

C:\Users\[your login name]\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013\Journals

 

 

Lars-Ake Johansson

Autodesk

Sr. SQA Engineer


Lars-Ake Johansson
Sr. SQA Engineer
BIM Product Line Group
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jbohan
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Message 5 of 11 (1,436 Views)

Re: Directx

05-09-2012 11:33 AM in reply to: jbohan

Still getting the message. I can't turn on the 3D accelerator. I get the message that I am in software emulation mode and that my video card and driver are not compatible with the program. However I am able to work in Revit 2013. Attached is the journal file

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lars-ake.johansson
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Re: Directx

05-09-2012 12:59 PM in reply to: jbohan

Hi,

 

Could you try something else?

- Browse to: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

- Download and run dxwebsetup.exe

 

Start Revit and try to activate HA again.

If you don't get the message,

- could you please post your last Journal-file here as well?

 

 

For other reading this post: Please do not install the DirectX SDK - it will not help and it will only install a lot of unnecessary files on your system.

 

 

Regards

Laj

 

 

Lars-Ake Johansson
Sr. SQA Engineer
BIM Product Line Group
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Message 7 of 11 (1,420 Views)

Re: Directx

05-09-2012 01:42 PM in reply to: jbohan

The problem of the error message has been solved. However now ray tracing doesn't work well with or without HA.

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lars-ake.johansson
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Re: Directx

05-09-2012 01:44 PM in reply to: jbohan

Could you please attach the latest Journal ?

 

/Regards

Laj

Lars-Ake Johansson
Sr. SQA Engineer
BIM Product Line Group
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Message 9 of 11 (1,414 Views)

Re: Directx

05-09-2012 02:07 PM in reply to: lars-ake.johansson

Latest Journal is attached

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Message 10 of 11 (1,394 Views)

RAM usage

05-10-2012 09:07 AM in reply to: jbohan

I have 6 GB of RAM. This doesn't appear to be enough for Revit Architecture 2013. This is especially true when I try to use Ray Tracing. I can really only do quite simple projects. Is there a work around?

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