Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Not Responding - Don't Panic

...and remember your towel!

I quite frequently see (not responding) on the Title Bar of Revit these days, more now than in the past it seems. It can be a bit disconcerting however don't panic. It is usually just Revit refusing to talk to Windows while it is cranky through whatever task you've given it. It's as if Revit is saying, "Hang on a minute, I'm busy, I can't be bothered to tell you (Windows) what I'm up to at the moment."

So when you see the message, don't panic, give it a few minutes, check out Task Manager, see how much memory is being used. Make sure the computer is actually "stuck" before doing something drastic and using "End Task".


husnain shah said...

I am Using revit 2011. On startup it always show not responding ..
i dodnt find any solution please help

Steve said...

Does it eventually finish opening? If so, don't worry about the message "not responding", that's the point of the post ;)

ayodeji said...

Revit 16 just stop responding get stuck at start up then close automatically... need help

Steve said...


What is different today from yesterday, assuming it has been working? For example, did an update to your operating system (OS) get applied last night, this morning? Did an update for Revit get applied? Do you have 3rd Party tools installed? Do you have IT support at your office?

It is possible the installation is corrupted so you might need to Repair (part of the OS) or Reinstall.

ayodeji said...

No update. It's keeps telling me something about my license, asking me to repair my license

Steve said...

There's your clue, Revit can't find your license. Search Autodesk help for licensing issues.