April 1, 2011

Now in Revit 2012 – Editing Requests Yield Balloon Notifications to Users

Waiting for someone to grant permission to your editing request in Revit?
As we near the release of Revit 2012, Ideate, Inc. is here to provide you with updated information on getting the most out of the upcoming Revit 2012 products. When editing a workshared project, have you ever placed a request for ownership of an element only to be ignored? In previous versions placing an editing request to an owner of an element literally fell on deaf ears. Actually placing the request actually placed the request but unless the person you were requesting permissions from was on their game checking the Editing Requests every 5 minutes, nobody ever knew you had placed a request.

Now in Revit 2012, placing an editing request will actually yield a balloon notification to the user you are requesting editing permissions from. The notifications include buttons to show the user the elements involved. The person receiving the notification will still need to open the Editing Request dialog in order to grant or deny requests, but the balloon notifications provide the reviewer the information needed before granting permissions.

This is a welcome feature to a function that felt like it was incomplete in previous versions. So now go back and start placing those editing requests to make your editing more efficient.

Don’t forget to look through other great features our Ideate Technical Team has found in the new 2012 releases for AutoCAD, Revit MEP, Revit Structure, Civil 3D, Navisworks and more: ideateinc.com/2012

Ron Palma
AEC Solutions Application Specialist

Ron has 23+ years of experience in the AEC industry as a designer, lead project designer, trainer and CAD manager. His instructional background includes Autodesk Certified Instructor, trainer, support technician, educator at Portland Community College and Clackamas Community College, and a U.S. Army certified instructor. Follow Ron @RonPalmaAEC.

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