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Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel, Phil Read

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Appendix B

Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting

This appendix provides some tips, tricks, and troubleshooting to help keep your project files running smoothly. Listed here are some pointers to keep you from getting into trouble as well as a peppering of timesavers and other great ideas.

In this appendix, you’ll learn how to:

  • Optimize performance
  • Use best practices
  • Maintain quality control
  • Apply tips and shortcuts

Optimizing Performance

It should make sense that a smaller file on a fast computer with a good network will run the quickest. There is no real “typical” project file size for Revit projects, and a file can range anywhere from 10 MB to well over 300 MB. We’ve found that small, dense projects with a lot of geometry and detail (like a medical ...

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