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.??
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?
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
Sr. SQA Engineer
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
Could you try something else?
- 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.
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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