Thursday, 3 January 2008

Revit Leap Year Fatal Error

Lee Miller writes: Please be advised that there were some problems reported with Revit Architecture 2008 that creates fatal errors and can cause your program to shut down. The problem is caused by some code written to address the leap year, and should only effect the month of January. Autodesk is aware of the problem and is apparently working on a resolution.

So far, three activities have been reported to cause this fatal error:
1. Saving a drafting view to a new file
2. Saving a group to a new file
3. Creating a new project with a template set to “none”

Workaround:
1. Before saving the drafting view or group, make sure to save your work.
2. Change the date of your computer to the previous or following month.
3. Save the file.
4. Change the date back to the original date.

4 Jan - Dave says: Revit will also bomb if you try to save a schedule from your project for use in another project!!! Select scheduled from the project browser, right mouse click and save. You will recieve the same error message. The Autodesk work around is to move the date forward on your pc to Feb. 2008, hmmmm not too sure what impact that will have on other applications as well as your email. However, I am told that a new build is being worked and should be released in the not to distance future.

7 Jan - Steve says: I have not experienced fatal errors, just the message "Unspecified Error". Clicking OK accepts the message and you can carry on but you can't complete the task you wanted without changing the pc date.

8 Jan - Miles says: Revit development team have worked quickly on this one new Revit Architecture Build 20080101_2345 just posted....SOLUTION!

2 comments:

David Light said...

Revit will also bomb if you try to save a schedule from your project for use in another project!!! Select scheduled from the project browser, right mouse click and save. You will recieve the same error message. The Autodesk work around is to move the date forward on your pc to Feb. 2008, hmmmm not too sure what impact that will have on other applications as well as your email. However, I am told that a new build is being worked and should be released in the not to distance future.

Steve said...

I have not experienced fatal errors, just the message "Unspecified Error". Clicking OK accepts the message and you can carry on but you can't complete the task you wanted without changing the pc date.