I was working on a file earlier today when it failed while processing after I edited a particularly extensive mass. It asked if I wanted to save a recovery file, I said yes, but I am not sure it worked properly (it might have said 'could not be saved' but i clicked 'OK' quickly so i could re-open revit and get on with work)
Anyways, when I went back to start again it said I had to manually recover the file and that I should ask Autodesk support. I looked on forums and they said i should go to the 'open' dialogue box, check the 'audit' box and reopen the file, but after doing this I got a second error message that said something along the lines of "your file has an incorrect schema'.
This project is not part of any collaboration, it's standalone and on my home PC.
I couldn't find any email to write to, or number to call, or FAQ, so here I am.
This is the third damned problem I've had with this file, might have something to do with a **** trojan on my computer chewing into my RAM but whatever the case it's time this crap stopped!
Well you didn't say what version of Revit. If 2013, expect more crashes
until the first update.
I think a lot of Revit users have the wrong idea about what crashes mean
and how to deal with them.
Crashes are perfectly normal for Revit.
When Revit crashes, you simply restart the program and you will be back
on track in seconds.
The real issue with managing crashes is learning how to hit that little save
button every time you satisfactorily finish some little addition to the model
that took you 5 or 10 minutes to complete. So there is actually no reason
to ever complain about Revit crashing, because that's just the way it all works.
I'm having the same issue on one of my revit files for 2013.
Though for me it's only a referance file so it might get fixed once the file is revised.
But if i find a way to fix the issue i'll post it here.
I had a quick check on other forums and they could only sugest making a new local file.
So what i did was made a local file of the model, then from the local file I "save as" and made a new central model.
Make a copy of the orignal file just in case something is lost during the above process.