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Introducing Revit® Architecture 2009: BIM for Beginners by Eddy Krygiel, Tatjana Dzambazova, Greg Demchak

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Chapter 14. Tips and Troubleshooting

This chapter is designed to give you some tips and tricks about how to keep your project file running quickly and smoothly. Listed here are some pointers to keep you from getting into trouble and some solutions if you do. Topics we'll cover include:

  • Optimizing performance

  • Using best practices

  • Dealing with file corruption

Optimizing Performance

It should make sense that a small file on a good network runs the quickest. Depending on your hardware configuration, typical file sizes can run a large gamut. We've seen them range from 30MB to 200MB. Much of that variation depends on the level of detail you've put into your model, the presence of imported files (like other 3D files or CAD files), and the overall complexity ...

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