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Announcing our Newest Technology Partnership with Kubity

New York, NY, January 23, 2019 – Microsol Resources Corporation, a recognized leader in building information modeling (BIM) technology solutions, as well as a leading Autodesk Platinum Partner serving the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Kubity to its growing association of technology partners.

Kubity is a Paris-based technology company that designs and develop cloud-based visual communication tools for 3D models that are easy to use, secure, and affordable for everyone. Their latest Revit plugin from the desktop to any device makes one-click VR/AR a reality.

The new partnership draws on the distinct strengths of each company: Microsol Resources’ ability to help AEC firms implement the right software and solutions, and Kubity’s ability to enable architects and engineers to communicate their design ideas and seamlessly display and explore 3D models on any device, anywhere.

Kubity 3D Tools

 

“We are delighted to be able to partner with Kubity to offer their visual communication tools to our clients in the AEC industry”, said Emilio Krausz, President of Microsol Resources. “Kubity allows our clients to visualize a project before it is built. This is a great tool for the design and construction industry because it allows our clients to find and correct problems before the project is built. Kubity fits very well within Microsol Resources’ portfolio of Autodesk products and BIM workflows, and we are excited to start offering Kubity to our existing clients.”

“Partnering with Microsol Resources presents a great opportunity for us to expand our presence in the U.S. Together we can connect architects, engineers, and designers with Kubity─a reference solution in 3D communication for Revit users,” said Romain Gora, Co-Founder & CEO of Kubity.

This latest partnership reinforces the dedication of Microsol Resources to matching business needs with products and support; one of many reasons that the company has received numerous recent accolades and exceptional rankings in customer satisfaction.

To start this new partnership, Microsol Resources is hosting an online event called, (Re)Imagine your Revit Workflow with Kubity, on February 26, 2019 at 12 pm EST. To register for this event, please visit http://bit.ly/microsolkubitykickoff

About Kubity

Kubity develops and designs cloud-based visual communication tools for 3D models including the first mixed reality multiplex allowing instant visualization across multiple devices: desktop, computers, smartphones, tablets, augmented reality gear, and virtual reality glasses. For more information, please visit www.kubity.com.

About Microsol Resources

Microsol Resources has been delivering integrated solutions to the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries for over 30 years, with offices in New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. As an Autodesk Platinum Partner, we have achieved the highest level in the Autodesk Partner Program and can offer complete Autodesk software solutions and offer proven technical expertise. For more information, please visit www.microsolresources.com.

Media Contacts:

Meriem Ghezal, Business Developer | meriem.ghezal@kubity.com
Anna Liza Montenegro, Director of Marketing, Microsol Resources | amontenegro@microsolresources.com

 

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Revit Error: Too many elements missing

The ‘too many missing elements’ error in Revit is one of the vexing errors in Revit where the application does not allow one to open the project file. In this case, the file is practically unrecoverable and the team will have to consider restoring a previous version of the file. However, it is possible to ‘catch’ this error earlier when it appears only when the ‘audit’ option is checked by opening the file. If corrupted, one can prevent the corruption from progressing to the next stage that renders the file unusable.

This article assumes that one is able to open the model and that the error appears when ‘Audit’ is checked when opening the model. If the user is unable to open the model, then there is not much one can do other than restoring a backup or opening a support case with Autodesk and attempting to recover the file.

The following are two images of the error message from the original Autodesk Article.

There are two published solutions to this Revit Error thus far:

  1. Locate the missing elements and copy / paste them from a previous (un-corrupted) version of the model as described in this help document: http://help.autodesk.com/view/RVT/2017/ENU/?guid=GUID-9AFAAE6B-4107-4478-8B80-53467FE118DB.
  2. The second option (that seems to work) is to restore an archive.

Why Don’t Existing Solutions Always Work?

The first solution usually may not always work for two reasons:

The journal file does not provide a complete listing of all the element IDs involved in the error.

Journal showing suppression of complete listing of missing elements

Secondly, Element Ids are not constant between Revit sessions. This means that the element ID for an element missing today will not be the ID for the same element from an archive saved yesterday. This effectively makes the copy/paste solution practically impossible to implement.

The second solution is to simply find an archive of the project that will open without the error (when Audit is Checked) and restore the same. This may result in loss of work and is not anybody’s favorite option.

Solution 3:

This solution was originally suggested by Autodesk Support. The premise is that this error is caused by one or more corrupt family components. So the solution was to extract all families from an un-corrupted archive of the model (un-corrupted here means that one is able to open the model with ‘Audit’ check) and load those families into the corrupted version of the model. This overwrites all family definitions including corrupted versions and thus rids the project of the error. Family extraction from a project can be automated by going to Save As > Library > Family.

The challenge with this approach is that large projects contain hundreds of families and loading them manually becomes tedious unless the process is automated either by using a macro or a dynamo script.

Solution 4:

This solution attempts to identify and delete the corrupt family or families by editing (Right-click > Edit in the Project Browser) each family in the corrupt project individually until Revit crashes when attempting to edit the corrupt family. Once again the challenge with this process is the tediousness of the task given the number of families in the project. However, a free tool like the Family Size Reporter does the exact same action automatically.

When the crash does eventually occur, the user can note the last family that was being processed by the Addin to identify the corrupt family (boxed in red in the image below). The tool does require a bit of babysitting in order to clear any errors that may pop up during processing.

Family Size Reporter

Once the corrupt family has been identified, one can re-open the model and locate the family in the Project Browser and delete the family (via right-click) or replace the family with an un-corrupted version from the library or archive. The project should open without error after this (when ‘Audit’ is checked). If there is more than one corrupt family, this process will have to repeat as many times as needed since each run of the Family Size Reporter will crash when processing first available corrupt family.

The advantage of this solution is that there is no need for an archive and the recovery process is relatively quicker with minimal loss of work.

Source: Revit Error: Too many elements missing when Audit is Checked

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Project 3D Lines onto Revit Topography

Projecting Lines onto Surfaces within Revit has been tricky for various reasons. One could argue that projecting lines and modeling with primitives are precisely the kind of things Revit was designed to avoid; and I agree with this attitude. But, there are times when you simply want something done a particular way. Fortunately Dynamo can let you be that impish individual that you want to be within the Revit world.

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Dynamo and Adaptive Lines

This recipe documents the process of using Dynamo to project Property Line elements on to the Toposurface within the Revit Project. The actual line work is somewhat tricky. One cannot use Revit’s Model Lines for this purpose because each Model Line needs to be associated with a Sketch Plane. With a Complex Toposurface, this approach can be extremely convoluted. A simpler approach is to use a linear element that is not tied to a Sketch Plane. The only class of elements within Revit that allows non-associative placement is the Adaptive Component Family. Accordingly, the projection lines are traced at the start point and end points using a single Adaptive Component consisting of two Adaptive Points and a Model Line stretching between them. The complete graph and family can be found here:

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