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Friday, August 19, 2011

Determining which Revision Clouds exist in a view

I was trying to delete a view today, and I got this Error:
The Revision of this Revision Cloud has been issued.  Deletion of this Revision Cloud is prohibited.

So, obviously there are some Revision Clouds, marked as 'Issued', in this view.  But how do I find out which ones are on there?  There is no 'Revisions on Sheet' button because this view is no longer on a sheet...aha, got it!

  1. Make a new sheet
  2. Place the 'orphaned' view on the sheet
  3. Now you have access to the 'Revision on Sheet' button from the Sheet View
  4. The Revision Clouds that exist in that view will be 'greyed' out in the dialog box.

To delete the view:
  1. Un-issue the selected Revision/s
  2. Find the Revision Cloud
  3. Delete the Clouds
  4. Delete the View

PS - If your sheet family has a Revision Schedule on it, this should also show the Revision Clouds that are in the view...


  1. In the Revisions Manager you can select how a revision displays, hiding an entire revision in the project:

    I just found this trying to hide a previous revision.

  2. Thank you for this tip, Luke. It helped me today.