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*Brian Winterscheidt
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Revit Ribbon tabs out of order

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03-03-2010 02:01 PM
I opened Revit today, and all of my ribbon tabs are out of order!

Question #1 Since the UI is non-customizable, how did this happen?
Question #2 Since the UI is non-customizable, how do I get them back in
order?

Have not installed anything recently. Restart of Revit and reboot of
computer have failed to fix. Would really like to NOT have to reinstall
Revit.

Tabs are currently in the following order:

1. Insert (normally 2)
2. Modify (4)
3. View (7)
4. Manage (8)
5. Add-Ins (9)
6. Home (1)
7. Annotate (3)
8. Massing & Site (5)
9. Collaborate (6)
10. Structure (10)
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Brian Winterscheidt
LWPB Architecture
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
*Matt Stachoni
Message 2 of 10 (1,561 Views)

Re: Revit Ribbon tabs out of order

03-03-2010 02:36 PM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
Get out of revit, and delete the UISTATE.DAT file in the
\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010 folder. That
should reset the interface back to the default.

*Note: I would back up or rename the file first...

Matt
matt@stachoni.com


On Wed, 3 Mar 2010 14:01:44 -0800, Brian Winterscheidt
wrote:

>I opened Revit today, and all of my ribbon tabs are out of order!
>
>Question #1 Since the UI is non-customizable, how did this happen?
>Question #2 Since the UI is non-customizable, how do I get them back in
>order?
>
>Have not installed anything recently. Restart of Revit and reboot of
>computer have failed to fix. Would really like to NOT have to reinstall
>Revit.
>
>Tabs are currently in the following order:
>
>1. Insert (normally 2)
>2. Modify (4)
>3. View (7)
>4. Manage (8)
>5. Add-Ins (9)
>6. Home (1)
>7. Annotate (3)
>8. Massing & Site (5)
>9. Collaborate (6)
>10. Structure (10)
*Matt Stachoni
Message 3 of 10 (1,561 Views)

Re: Revit Ribbon tabs out of order

03-03-2010 02:37 PM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
BTW, here's a VBScript by Harlan Brumm for resetting the UI

http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/autodesk_revit_architecture_ui_reset.vbs

Matt
matt@stachoni.com

On Wed, 3 Mar 2010 14:01:44 -0800, Brian Winterscheidt
wrote:

>I opened Revit today, and all of my ribbon tabs are out of order!
>
>Question #1 Since the UI is non-customizable, how did this happen?
>Question #2 Since the UI is non-customizable, how do I get them back in
>order?
>
>Have not installed anything recently. Restart of Revit and reboot of
>computer have failed to fix. Would really like to NOT have to reinstall
>Revit.
>
>Tabs are currently in the following order:
>
>1. Insert (normally 2)
>2. Modify (4)
>3. View (7)
>4. Manage (8)
>5. Add-Ins (9)
>6. Home (1)
>7. Annotate (3)
>8. Massing & Site (5)
>9. Collaborate (6)
>10. Structure (10)
*Brian Winterscheidt
Message 4 of 10 (1,561 Views)

Re: Revit Ribbon tabs out of order

03-03-2010 02:56 PM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
On 3/3/2010 4:37 PM, Matt Stachoni wrote:
> BTW, here's a VBScript by Harlan Brumm for resetting the UI

Thanks, Matt. I'll have to download from home this evening, as the
corporate antivirus software won't let me get there.

I also just found out from someone else in the office that if you hold
CTRL, you can drag the ribbon tabs around however you wish!

--
Brian Winterscheidt
LWPB Architecture
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
*Matt Stachoni
Message 5 of 10 (1,561 Views)

Re: Revit Ribbon tabs out of order

03-03-2010 06:13 PM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
On Wed, 3 Mar 2010 14:56:13 -0800, Brian Winterscheidt
wrote:

>On 3/3/2010 4:37 PM, Matt Stachoni wrote:
>> BTW, here's a VBScript by Harlan Brumm for resetting the UI
>
>Thanks, Matt. I'll have to download from home this evening, as the
>corporate antivirus software won't let me get there.
>
>I also just found out from someone else in the office that if you hold
>CTRL, you can drag the ribbon tabs around however you wish!

Um, yeah, well, there is that, if you want to take the short way around.

Matt
matt@stachoni.com
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Message 6 of 10 (1,561 Views)

Re: Revit Ribbon tabs out of order

03-03-2010 06:36 PM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
Brian-

try the classic UI- it's solid as a rock
and very fast..
Active Contributor
archipod
Posts: 47
Registered: ‎09-24-2008
Message 7 of 10 (1,561 Views)

Re: Revit Ribbon tabs out of order

03-04-2010 06:06 AM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
Not to incite you, but I'm starting to get used to the functionality of the new ribbon. I think it's only going to get better moving forward.
*m1gu37
Message 8 of 10 (1,561 Views)

Re: Revit Ribbon tabs out of order

03-04-2010 08:57 AM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
allow me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZBIAtdCEss
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SkaMan40
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎01-21-2009
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Re: Revit Ribbon tabs out of order

01-09-2014 11:39 AM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt

I did some testing on the tab behaviour and this is what I believe to be true when you close and re-open Revit (2014), after you moved your ribbon tabs around.  

 

There 2 major factors involved in ribbon tab location.

 

  1. The 3rd party ribbon tabs for the non out-of-the-box Revit tools you have installed
  2. The location of the Modify tab.

All the 3rd party tabs will place themselves before the Modify tab.  If you have more than one 3rd party tab, the 3rd party tabs will order themselves in a particular order amongst themselves.  The 3rd party tabs will always be side-by-side in that ordained order.  I do not know what controls that order, but it is not according to the tab name

 

If there are more factors involved, I would like to know.

 

See this blog posting for more...

http://scotthmackenzie.blogspot.ca/2013/07/archicad-vs-revit-end-user-customization.html

 

Scott MacKenzie
BIM Manager
Stantec Architecture
Columbus, OH
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tatepoon
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎06-20-2013
Message 10 of 10 (102 Views)

Re: Revit Ribbon tabs out of order

06-08-2014 07:01 PM in reply to: SkaMan40

SkaMan40 wrote:

If you have more than one 3rd party tab, the 3rd party tabs will order themselves in a particular order amongst themselves.  The 3rd party tabs will always be side-by-side in that ordained order.  I do not know what controls that order, but it is not according to the tab name

 

If there are more factors involved, I would like to know. 


Each Revit add-in needs to create a *.addin manifest file in the addin folder, e.g. C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2014.

In my experience, Revit loads the addins according to the alphabetical order of the name of the *.addin file.

The loading order determines the tab order.

 

Reference: http://www.revitforum.org/third-party-add-ins-api-r-d/18876-addin-icon-display-location.html#post110...

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