We are under a HUGE deadline and somehow we are having a glitch with out Project Browser. I am the BIM manager here at my consulting engineering firm. I have been using revit for A LONG TIME. Well there is no project browser whenever you open the project, If i go to View-> User interface. Project Browser is still checked, but it is no where to be found. If i try to click on it to un-check it. It will not do anything, yet all the other options will. I have tried literally everything. I have "Audited" the file and try all the troubleshooting options over and over again. I have converted it from 2011 to 2012( of course keeping each file seperate) to see if i can fix the problem in that version. No luck. Then i also converted the project to 2013 to see if i could fix it there. NO LUCK again. I have spent countless hours and can not fix this what so ever. I understand it may be something with the central file. Maybe corrupt or having a glitch, but there should be a way to resolve this without having to go back and pull out a central file from before it dissappeared.
I need to fix this ASAP. We have all the updates/patches for Revit as well. I am running out of options. I have looked through your troubleshooting as well.
If you need any additional information, let me know and I will provide it. I have loads of experience, and this is the first problem that I can't fix and it is very frustrating and about to cost me LOTS OF MONEY!
P.S.- Sorry for the very unorganized description. In a huge hurry and rush, so I just spat the unorganized information out.
If you know how to fix this and don't feel like typing it or explaining it on here. Please send me a PM and I will give you my work number and we can discuss it over the phone. I know how to fix anything else and all the work arounds to using MEP and will return the favor. THANK YOU!
I have posted a ticket with support as well. I also opened another project with project browser. Then opened this project ontop of it. And it shows the project browser for the previous project, but it shows the correct properties. IF i click a view on the project browser that is incorrect for that project. It just crashes.
I searched and found a solution to reset the Project Browser. I tested it and it worked without causing any problems.
1. Close Revit
2. Open the file: C:/Windows/regedit.exe
3. Browse to the path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Autodesk/Revit/Autodesk Revit MEP 20**/Components/Panels
4. You will see "ProjectBrowser". Delete it.
5. Reopen Revit and the Project Browser should be back in the default location. The previously deleted key will be recreated when you close Revit again.
Does not work. I do not think it is a location issue. I think it is a corruption in the central file. I just want to see if its a work around before i have to go back track and lose $1,000's in lost bim team hours. If it was a location issue, then when I clicked on porject browser in use interface it would still uncheck and then recheck. But when I click it, It does noting.
I opened another project with the project browser current, and then opened this project on top of it. It's properties show correctly but the project browser is for the other project. If I uncheck the project browser, it undoes it for the other project and when recheck it does nothing ( this is the only way it will ever check and uncheck) and at that point it will never uncheck again, only that once. The other project will uncheck and check just fine. I am really scared it's a central file corruption or something!
But thank you for the help anyways. I gave you some Kudos for the effort anyways.
If you just open a blank new project with nothing else open, does it appear properly? If so, is the Project Browser still messed up with that Project if you open it as 'Detach from Central'?
Yes, if i open a blank project the browser appears correctly.
No, I have detached from central and worked in that. Still nothing, I've audited it in all 3 versions of Revit. Done every troubleshooting issue that has come up in all 3 versions to see if it will help in any of them and no luck.
Will creating a new project, linking in the dodgy file and then binding the links solve the issue?
I will definitely try that. If i bind the old MEP file into the new project and bind it, will it all appear to be normal and fine and can be edited normally like the original file? Because my team still has lots of work to do moving forward and this is a BIG client.
I will definitely do all those things. I don't use these forums much, but I may start using them more, On Augi forum I am a MOD. and same with Linkedin. I have tons of people that use me for technical support. Because I can solve any problem and do a work around for anything. So this is frustrating to me.
Thank you for input. Will try. I am going to remove the Arch & struc Links before I bring it in and Bind it. Then relink those. That is the correct way, right? because I do not need the other links Binded.
Give me awhile to reply. I got another project I have to work on right now, so I will try it a bit later. I got an extension to my deadline on this project luckily or else........ bad news