Monday, February 08, 2010

Dept. of Bugs - Closing a Schedule Before Updating a Field

Ran into this one today. Here's the scenario:

View List - Using it to update View Names - Edit the View Name field but before advancing from the field when you are done close the view instead. Hoping that it would fill in the value and let me get back to the plan. The expected message about renaming levels and views appears.

Then the unexpected SaveAs or Exit Dialog of Death.

On further experimentation I see that changing the Type Comments value in a door schedule will cause the same result.

The "quick fix" is DON'T CLOSE a schedule until you have committed the edit to the schedule by moving the cursor to another field and responding to the error message that appears. This is in the same vein as "Doc, it hurts when I do this!". Doc says, "Well don't do THAT!".

I suspect that the issue is related to the User Response dialog's that appear. It seems that Revit doesn't like trying to commit the change to the element while the schedule view window is attempting to close. It also happens in each version of Revit.

Here's a quick video to see it in action.


Unknown said...

G'day Steve

I posted about this on 22 January 2010 over at

And they haven't fixed it yet...

Steve said...

Hmmm, got your blog in my reader...guess my memory isn't what I remember it to be? It's only been a couple weeks since you posted...I'd be shocked if they fixed it and posted a new build already. 8-)

Unknown said...

I wasn't referring to the current version of Revit...if you get my drift :-)