That much I couldn't tell ya. We haven't had any problems as of yet, but then again we haven't had hundreds of Ref. Planes either. We do turn off the Ref. Planes in the Arch Link to keep things cleaner.
I'd prefer your suggested method as it's a good preventative measure and doesn't force me to dumb down the product.
I have the issue today where I want to move one panel to another wall but can't because the "Pick New" is greyed out and it's all locked up similar to the previous posts here. With 156 panels, thats 156 ref planes... Can Chris comment on the amount of ref planes? Is this going to negatively impact the model?
...better yet, could Autodesk put some concerted effort to fixing this?
Seems like it is a big issue that has been lingering. Electrical gets no respect man!
Probably because it just hasn't been addressed. There are a ton of moderate to major issues with this program that are apparently being ignored in development in favor of implementing flashy new features. Don't get me wrong - some of the new features over the past few releases are great, but there are sooo many outstanding issues that date back to day one.
I am using revit 2013 and have had this problem with electrical panels, telephone devices, and receptacle devices. I end up having to delete my tele/recep devices and re-place them all. I've found that sometimes the architect will make a change to the wall it was hosted on and then I have the problem. But has anyone found a solution to the problem yet? Creating a new panel and recircuiting is a waste of time, especially when you have the panel completely filled. which is the problem that I have now.
i just encountered this same issue, for the 400th time... except this time i actually found a solution that worked for me.
i found that if a panel needs to be re-hosted, and the option is grayed out, it needs to be uncircuited from its source. in my case, i was needing to re-host two panels. one panel was sub-feeding the other. my first panel was able to re-host no problem, but the sub-fed panel was unable to be re-hosted, i could only move it along its plane. but as soon as i edit my sub-panels circuit from my being fed from my first panel to being fed from "<None>", i was able to re-host it no problem...then i just moved the circuit back to the first panel.
i hope this helps. i didnt even bother going through the thread to see if some one else found a solution. i apologize if a solution has already been found...
Thank you for posting your solution. This issue came up for me recently and I recircuted everything. It also seems to be an issue with rehosting if there is conduit connected to the panel.
that's what i've done in the past as well, re-circuited every single device. but now knowing i only have to re-cicuit the actual panel rather than every single device connected to it is far less stressful. hopefully this works for the rest of the community. i've only tested with Revit MEP 2013... havent gone back to the previous releases to try it out.