We worked on two seperate projects in Revit LT 2014 on Saturday for the first time (previously 2103). We didn't have any issues throughout the day.
Both files and their back ups state that the file is corrupt when attempting to open them.
These are live projects and we cannot afford to be a day behind.
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I'm having the same issue. I upgraded to Revit LT 2014 this past weekend. I can open my files (created in 2013), work with them and then save them with no issues. But, the next time I go to open them I get an error saying "Data in file filename.rvt is corrupt and needs to be manually recovered. Please contact Autodesk Support."
Luckily I didn't put any amount of work into my projects before I discovered this problem so I didn't lose much.
I did find (what seems to be) a bit of a workaround. I can open a project, created in 2013, let it do it's upgrade on the file and then do a Save AS right away and save it with a different file name. After that the upgraded file, with the new file name, seems to work fine without getting the corrupt data error (although, I haven't tested this extensively yet).
Unfortunately, that workaround probably doesn't help you with the files you've worked on that are now corrupt but hopefully it can help someone who ends up with the same problem.
Well Autocad are apparantly looking at a fix for the files but a I've tried to work around it for 2 days (luckliy I've had meetings etc), so if I don't hear anything it'll be back to square one (luckily I saved the file prior to the day we moved over/converted.
Thanks for you comment and suggestion Mark, the file I was working on yesterday doesn't seem to have any issues (I Held my breath opening it this morning) but I'll try your workaround and I'll be regularly closing and reopening the project to double check.
We've only just started to make the move to Revit, which is why we started on LT and to say we're not impressed is an understatment.
I'm sorry that you're having issue with the upgraded files in Revit LT - we have received a couple of reports of this and our developers are investigating the behavior. In the meantime, I would try to follow mark's suggestion of using Save As, as the issue does not appear to occur that way.
"Unfortunately, there is an issue with Revit 2014 LT: saving an upgraded file to the original file is not to overwrite the original file, but just to re-write the file. Hence, in the re-wroten file, there are some element streams that were saved in Revit 2013, but the format stream is overwritten and latest. When open the file re-wroten in 2014, those element streams can't be loaded using the latest format saved in the file.
This will need a fix, scheduled for a future version of revit.
To avoid this situation you may save as under a new name the file at upgrade."
Day's work lost on two projects solely because I copied the file in explorer rather than opening and saving as. Surely this kind of error should be picked up before release.
First of all 2013 not compatible with W8 and now this, not impressed so far by Revit.
Anyone know the complaints procedure?
Discussing with customer services in Germany doesn't help either - language barrier over the phone and as you can see, even via email, albeit easier to follow
As stated earlier in the thread, instead of saving over the version of the file that you open, you should change the file name and "Save As".
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I am having a similar problem in my office, but instead of a single file being corrupted, the entire ribbon menu for Revit Lt is corrupted. After someone on my office installed Revit 2014, the edit option and the "X" and check mark have disappeared in the Lt version. I found a fix for Revit 2013, which is within the latest 2 update releases, but not for Revit Lt 2013. Has anyone else had this issue, and been able to find a fix for it? Thanks!
For anyone interested in the full version fix, see links below.
Building Design Suite Premium 2013
Revit Architecture 2013
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