When trying to define a sites location via the internet mapping service I getting the following error..."Could not establish connection to internet mapping service". I've checked the PC's firewall and network settings and the website is not blocked. I've also installed all the latest service packs and even carried out a full re-install but can't access the Google mapping service through Revit!
Autodesk's help files state:
Issue: Your access to the Internet Mapping Service may be blocked by your network settings. Solution: Check your access settings to autodesk.com. If this site is blocked by your company's firewall or some other network security system, contact your network administrator.
Has anyone experienced this issue and have any ideas what might be causing it please?
From your description, it does sound like something on your system or network is blocking access to the mapping service.
If you are on a business network (e.g. at work), I would suggest checking with your IT department (network administrator) to see if they can determine what is preventing the connection. (It is possible that a proxy server, or network security outside of your system is blocking the connection.)
If you are on a home network you can try temporarily disabling firewall software on your system (software firewalls can be configured to block specific applications from accessing the Internet, even if the autodesk.com site is available Revit may not be allowed to access it).
For information on disabling the Windows firewall see the following links:
Note: As mentioned on the links above turning off your firewall(s) can leave your system vulnerable to intrusion, only disable the firewall long enough to test if it is blocking the connection, and then re-enable it.
If you determine that your firewall is blocking the connection, then you can look into configuring it to allow Revit to connect to the Internet (see the firewall help documentation for configuration options).