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khampson
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Message 1 of 34 (8,725 Views)

Revit Architecture 2013 Materials Library

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04-19-2012 07:56 AM

When I try to modify a family Material, the Material library screens pop up, but if I touch anything on them Revit 2013 crashes. 

This happened in a project I upgraded from Revit 2012 & from a project I started from the OOTB Architectural Project (I only inserted one family) and it still crashed when editing the Materials. I tried different families as well.

Is Revit 2013 incompatible with 2012 & 2010 Revit Materials?

Since Revit is not backward compatible I have to recreate this work in 2012 to render anything!

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vector2
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Registered: ‎03-28-2009
Message 2 of 34 (8,711 Views)

Re: Revit Architecture 2013 Materials Library

04-19-2012 09:17 AM in reply to: khampson

"Is Revit 2013 incompatible with 2012 & 2010 Revit Materials?"

 

All three of those versions are very closely related and on the

same new foundation. If any version crashes that much, I would

go to features and programs in the control panel and uninstall

and reinstall that version. Most of the supporting programs will

not be reinstalled so it's only the core program you click on and

it does that job fairly fast. After it installs new, restart your computer

and defrag your hard drive. No guarantees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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alan.quinn
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Registered: ‎09-08-2010
Message 3 of 34 (8,501 Views)

Re: Revit Architecture 2013 Materials Library

04-24-2012 01:32 PM in reply to: khampson

I think vector2 may be on the right track here. I have not come across this and the materials properties box was testing prior to release. I would do a clean un-install and re-install. Follow the instruction on this link and remove 2013 instead of 2012. The addresses' are all the same. You could possible skip the registry portion and see what happens. Here's the link:http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=16828836&linkID=9243099

 

Thanks for posting.



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parveen.revit
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Registered: ‎09-29-2010
Message 4 of 34 (8,476 Views)

Re: Revit Architecture 2013 Materials Library

04-24-2012 09:19 PM in reply to: khampson

if feasible, could you please try this same file with same material on a different computer.

 

next step will depend on the result.

If it works fine there, you should re-install revit.

but if it crashes there as well, you should report to Autodesk support.

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MichaelPennyMP1
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Registered: ‎06-16-2010
Message 5 of 34 (8,441 Views)

Re: Revit Architecture 2013 Materials Library

04-25-2012 01:05 PM in reply to: khampson

The Revit 2013 materials editor is confusing, slow and likes to crash everyone and a while!  I feel it has taken a step backwards and it wil definitely cut into our productivity. 

I loaded my previous template from 2012 and have tried adjusting the materials but it is confusing.  1 window is like a lump of crap that you have to sort through to figure out what is going on.  I would like to see a seperate materials in-document window from the autodesk materials window, this way it's not all crammed on 1 screen.  One office is not even going to update to 2013.

 

Mike Penny

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parveen.revit
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Registered: ‎09-29-2010
Message 6 of 34 (8,426 Views)

Re: Revit Architecture 2013 Materials Library

04-25-2012 09:08 PM in reply to: MichaelPennyMP1

new materials and it's dialog box in revit 2013 is a good beginnig but is slow and inefficient at its infant stage.

It may take some time to get desired result and to become user friendly but untimately we can expect some miracle happens due to this newly added features in material properties.

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khampson
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Registered: ‎11-02-2007
Message 7 of 34 (8,413 Views)

Re: Revit Architecture 2013 Materials Library

04-26-2012 04:09 AM in reply to: khampson

We have tried this on a different machine at the same time I was trying it.

The other machine is running Revit MEP 2013 and had the same crashing problems dealing with Materials.

 

HOWEVER:

I completely removed 2013 Autocad and Revit, and reinstalled Revit 2013 only.

The Materials are working better now, I have not crashed yet. We are going to do the same to the Revit MEP 2013 machine.

 

If the Materials won't work we will not be able to upgrade the rest of the users in the company.

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parveen.revit
Posts: 232
Registered: ‎09-29-2010
Message 8 of 34 (8,250 Views)

Re: Revit Architecture 2013 Materials Library

04-29-2012 09:30 PM in reply to: khampson

it's good that reinstalling solved the problem.

 

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gmcarq
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Registered: ‎10-09-2006
Message 9 of 34 (8,025 Views)

Re: Revit Architecture 2013 Materials Library

05-05-2012 06:21 AM in reply to: khampson

I remember Revit 2012 crashed the material editor if you were using a tablet (like a Wacom) or have chosen Keyboard Accesibility in Windows. That was fixed at some point of the year. That said, I have not seen that problem in 2013.

Materials should not have issues when opening a file in Revit 2013.

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angelica.rodriguez
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Registered: ‎06-07-2012
Message 10 of 34 (7,460 Views)

Re: Revit Architecture 2013 Materials Library

06-07-2012 07:35 AM in reply to: khampson

Transition from AutoCAD to Revit has been complicated to say the least, and moving forward to Revit 2013 has been a bit of a nightmare.

In the office our computers were wiped clean and windows was installed from scratch before installing Revit 2013. Now we have experienced several problems with the Materials Editor. Revit crashes all the time, and when is not crashing is painstakingly slow. We've tried it all, disable Hardware acceleration, we even follow all the steps from the Fotfix for 2011; no results so far. 

I would appreciate if anyone can help me with this situation.

 

Regards,

Angelica

 

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