Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Revit 2010 - Unresolved References

When Revit opens a project and can't find files it has always told us so. The dialog that it presented in the past and now are different. With 2010 we get this instead.

The language used is better and provides a bit more information. If you click on the Show Details button you get a much more readable listing of the offending files (refrained from that screen capture to protect the "guilty"). The addition of the option to immediately deal with them is also welcome though I suspect most users will just defer that to someone else?

[Added: 4/23/09] For more discussion on the subject of this Task Dialog you can visit a post that was apparently inspired by this post.

1 comment:

Revit said...

Thanks for pointing this out. This is a great example of what are called Task Dialogs, another Microsoft convention that we at Autodesk have adopted. The main utility of these dialogs is to provide the user with clear directions on a) what caused the problem b) how to resolve it and c) a direct link to the tool that can help you resolve it.
_tom vollaro