April 20, 2010

Obscure but Useful Readme Tip – Part I

Part I in a sporadic series of Readme-related tips from the Ideate Tech Experts.

While we always recommend reading the readme, sometimes even we forget and it comes back to bite us. Today’s tidbit from the readme has surfaced a handful of times in our tech support cases so we thought it was worthy of your time:

Issue: Revit currently reserves file name strings ending in digits following a dot as backup file designations.

Solution: File Name strings ending in digits should use separations other than a dot. For example: instead of naming a file MJB_00.6078.000.rvt, use MJB_00-6078-000.rvt.

This applies to all flavors of Revit up to and including version 2011.

Let us know if you found this tip helpful.

- Submitted by Paul Hristov, AEC Application Specialist
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from University of St. Ivan Rilski, Bulgaria. In the past several years he has been developing Revit implementation strategies, techniques, and procedures for architectural and MEP companies. Paul has been actively establishing and updating company standards and best practices, assisting project teams with pilot projects, implementations, on-site project consulting and custom content creation. He provides training in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, Revit Architecture, Revit MEP and Navisworks. Paul is also an Autodesk Revit Implementation Certified Expert.

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