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Trouble transfering View Templates and Filters between projects

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06-15-2012 02:18 PM

I'm having nightmares on a campus project Transfering my View Templates and Filters between our office standards project and each building project. Somone described the problem here in 2008: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Revit-MEP/Revit-Filters-are-being-renamed-randomly/td-p/27935... but I haven't found anything more recent in this forum.

 

The only solution I've found involves deleting all the View Templates and Filters that I have changed since I last transfered them before I transfer them again.

 

Can anyone tell me what's going on and what I can do about it?

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Re: Trouble transfering View Templates and Filters between projects

06-15-2012 02:28 PM in reply to: duncan.lithgow

Currently reading:

  1. 2010: http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?116367-Tranfer-Project-Standards-View-Template-Fail&highlight=...
  2. 2010: http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?93772-View-Template-and-Transfer-Project-Standards/page2&highl...
  3. 2009: http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?108400-View-template-settings-won-t-transfer-!-!&highlight=tra...
  4. 2008: http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?86317-transfer-view-templates&highlight=transfer+filters

Thanks to Scott Womac (since deceased) for his tips on this problem. http://forums.augi.com/member.php?432-Scott-Womack

 

... and I found this on the related problem of renamed filters

  1. 2007: http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?53437-Random-filter-behavoir&highlight=transfer+filters (you'd think Autodesk would have fixed that by now...)

Time to read... I'll let you know how I get on once I'm back at work next week. I really need to get this to work. Love to hear anyones success stories.

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Re: Trouble transfering View Templates and Filters between projects

06-20-2012 11:47 PM in reply to: duncan.lithgow

So here's what I've learned

 

* Settings for RVT links can give problems: read Transfer view templates (Augi 2008)

* Corruption in View Templates stops them transfering: read View Template and Transfer Project Standards (Augi 2010)

 

Advice

* Audit your source file if you have problems

* If you're using settings for RVT links make sure that you either link to a dummy rvt file in the template and then use Reload From, or that the same files with the same paths are referenced in the source project.

 

Hope that saves some people some headaches.

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Re: Trouble transfering View Templates and Filters between projects

06-22-2012 10:45 AM in reply to: duncan.lithgow

Technical support says "I understand that view filters in view templates are not being transferred via Transfer Project Standards. This is a known issue that is logged with our Development group. One workaround we have found is to delete the view template you are trying to overwrite or update in the new project, then transfer the view templates and filters."

 

I have asked them where I can look at a list of known issues, I've looked many times without finding such a list.

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Re: Trouble transfering View Templates and Filters between projects

06-22-2012 11:19 AM in reply to: duncan.lithgow

Filters is a separate item in the Transfer Project Standards list, apart from View Templates. Are you selecting both items from the list before doing the transfer? if you just select View Templates, the Filters won't be transferred.

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Re: Trouble transfering View Templates and Filters between projects

06-22-2012 12:14 PM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

Hi Alfredo_Medina

 

Well spotted, I can see I forgot to mention that. As you say, they must be transfered at the same time, which is what I have done. But this problem is a real one which adsk knows about.

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Re: Trouble transfering View Templates and Filters between projects

06-22-2012 12:17 PM in reply to: duncan.lithgow

Actually you've reminded me that I made a video for Technical Support to save me time convincing them that there actually was a problem. The whole procedure and the unexpected result can be seen here: http://screencast.com/t/nfmwzffr7L

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Re: Trouble transfering View Templates and Filters between projects

10-01-2013 03:58 AM in reply to: duncan.lithgow

I have checked this in Revit 2014 and there is no change. The problem is not yet solved.

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