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Revit Pranks (AKA Functional Oddity)

April 14, 2011

Ever wanted to prank your fellow Revit operators in the office and drive them nuts?  Well here’s a functional oddity in Revit that will do just that.

Once you place a view on a sheet select the view port like you are going to move it.  Notice that the view title highlights, mouse over the view title then right mouse click and select Hide in View from the pop up menu.  The view title will disappear.  No big deal right!  Now go back to the view port and try to move it, nope can’t do, try to select it, nope can’t do, try to activate it, nope can’t do.  You’ve just locked out all access to the viewport on the sheet.

The only way to recover access / control is to go to the lightbulb at the bottom of the interface, select the view title which now appears in red and then right mouse click and select Unhide from the drop down menu.

Just remember One Good Prank Deserves Another so brace yourself for retaliation.
Carl

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