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What’s New with Autodesk 2018 Webinar Series

Join Microsol Resources for our annual What’s new with Autodesk Webinar Series

Interested in seeing what the new Autodesk 2018 features can do for you? Intrigued by the use of building information modeling (BIM) in your firm?

See it first with Microsol Resources as we host our annual What’s New with Autodesk 2018 Webinar Series; an hour-long webinar happening every Tuesday where we highlight the newest features, as well as show you tips and tricks for the different Autodesk products. For our full list of upcoming events, click here. Register today and earn AIA LUs!

May 2 at 11 am What’s New with AutoCAD 2018? WATCH THE RECORDING
May 9 at 11 am What’s New with Revit 2018? WATCH THE RECORDING
May 16 at 11 am What’s New with AutoCAD Civil 3D & InfraWorks 2018? WATCH THE RECORDING
May 25 at 11 am What’s New in the Geotechnical Module for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018? WATCH THE RECORDING
June 6 at 11 am What’s New with Autodesk Account? WATCH THE RECORDING
June 13 at 11 am Accelerate the 2030 Challenge using Autodesk Insight WATCH THE RECORDING
June 20 at 11 am What’s New with Navisworks 2018?


June 27 at 11 am What’s New with Collaboration for Revit & BIM 360? WATCH THE RECORDING
July 18 at 12 pm BIM in the Era of Connection with Lynn Allen from Autodesk REGISTER


To view the recordings from last year’s series on What’s New with Autodesk 2017, click here; for What’s New with Autodesk 2016, click here. For all other recent webinar recordings, you can head to our Knowledge Center!

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What are the differences between Autodesk Revit vs Revit LT?

Autodesk Revit is a single software application that supports a BIM workflow from concept to construction. But which Autodesk Revit product is right for you?

They are very close to each other in functionality, but there are several key areas where the two programs differ. Learn more about the differences between Revit and Revit LT software in this blog article.

REVITST2014Revit software delivers tools for architectural design, MEP engineering, structural engineering, and construction, and enables coordination between disciplines. It also has an extended cloud functionality for rendering and analysis. Revit software includes additional features and functionality such as worksharing, analysis, and in-product rendering.

Revit LT is more cost-effective, streamlined BIM software for architecture professionals. It is useful for creating content in isolation. It could also be useful as a lower cost license for non-Revit team members to use for opening workshared files effectively in “detached mode” for checking and printing.

Check out this Comparison Matrix to see the differences and compare the various features between Revit and Revit LT.

You can choose to subscribe to Revit as an individual product or as part of a suite of products with the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection.

It’s the same with Revit LT, you can subscribe to an individual product or you can subscribe to the Autodesk AutoCAD Revit LT Suite. It helps smaller architecture firms transition to Building Information Modeling (BIM), with both Revit LT software and the familiar drafting tools of AutoCAD LT available together in one suite.

You will have the flexibility to subscribe to Revit or Revit LT based on your own needs on quarterly, annually or multi-year subscriptions. Autodesk subscription offers flexible, pay-as-you-go purchase options that meet your business needs and budget considerations, and that provide access to the latest software releases, and valuable cloud services.

Still have questions about which product is right for you? Feel free to contact us at

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What Causes Revit Data Corruption?

What causes Revit® data corruption?


The causes of data corruption are varied, but to understand them we need to clearly understand what corruption is.

Element Level Corruption:

  • When elements are modified within a model, the modification can affect other objects which interact with the first modified object. This modification can then impact other elements, as the change is propagated through the model.
  • Each element is expected to have certain properties/parameters, and these can be modified in certain pre-defined ways.
  • When element gets into a state so that it has properties that it shouldn’t, or it has values that it shouldn’t, the element can be said to be corrupt.
  • A corrupt element may be able to exist within the project without leading to errors so long as Revit does not try to modify or refresh/redraw/interact with this element.
  • Once Revit tries to modify the object and the unexpected state of the element causes the modification to fail, then Revit will try to recover. If the failure is severe or there are too many corrupt elements then the current operation will fail, and Revit will then try to restore to a prior state (undo the current operation). If this fails, then an error is presented to the user.

Project Level Corruption:

Beyond element level corruption, there can also be more widespread project corruption such as:

  • Missing elements: Instead of bad data within elements, one or more elements referenced in the model are missing.
  • Data streams with bad or blank information: The RVT format is compressed, and when the model is opened the data streams are decompressed into the %TMP% folder. If Revit can’t decompress the data, or deserialize the stored data into memory, Revit will be unable to open the model.
  • Unreadable data streams: If the model is not fully or properly written to the storage media, then Revit may not be able to read one or more of the data streams as it tries to decompress the model.

The symptoms of element and project corruption can be varied, including but not limited to: (more…)

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