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Friday, August 17, 2012

Funny Revit Error Messages


Revit time travel?

Ever felt this way? (via (@apertedesign)

Even Revit knows that new features will be added in the future:

This post used to be titled Another dimension beyond XYZ?  Inches to the fourth power ...
but I have decided to collect funny Revit error messages and put them all here.
I received this message from Revit recently:

Then this tweeted image reminded me of it:

via Twitter / architect_face: Anyone had this error before? ...
Evidently, Revit sometimes gets a bit confused by certain combinations of formulas and / or units?
EDIT:  Here's another good one-

Square feet per foot dialog | BD Mackey Consulting | The Revit Geek Blog
EDIT:   And some more-

LOL. It's funny but it's not legit- I made the app, and the error...

 Which file?
And some warnings:

EDIT: Another one

and one from Aaron Maller

EDIT:  More will be added below--

Another square feet per foot:

This one via Revit OpEd: These are not the Warnings You are Looking For

"Lumps of Roofs"

Still not sure if this one was real:

Be careful of those ridiculously large journal files:



  1. Autodesk must have an internal competition on who comes up with the most bizarre of dialog boxes!

  2. another one here http://revitbuzz.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/send-for-men-in-white-coats.html?m=1

  3. i have just got a note saying

    "kilometers per second squared"

    Anyone know the problem - I can open it fine but when i send it the architect it says this.

  4. It is probably in a directory that has a symbol in it or a directory that is past 224 charactors long including the filename and extension. Thats what it was when I got a meters per second squared. Have them try saving it to a higher up folder in the structure and see if they have issues.