How to Edit Revit Element Owned by Someone who is now on holiday?

Have you ever been in a situation wherein you wanted to edit an element in Revit but you can’t do so because it was owned by another user who is working in the same project? Sometimes even if the other user has synced their model back to the central file, for whatever reason, they still own the elements. What if the other user is on holiday? There is no way he can open the Revit model and sync it to clear his ownership.

You don’t have to worry much if you encounter this problem in the future. There is a quick way on how to resolve this issue by following the procedure below.

  1. All you need to do is to keep a record of the user name (covered in orange fill) that will pop-up asking you to “Place Request”.
  2. Sync your model to central.
  3. Close the model.
  4. Go to “File/Options” menu. An “Options” pop-up window will appear.
  5. Under the “General” tab, look for the “Username”(see image below) and replace it with the one in step 1.
  6. Then create a new local copy of the model. This time it will be under the new username from step 1.
  7. Sync the model. This will clear any pending request assigned to the username in question.
  8. Close the model.
  9. Go to “File/Options” menu. An “Options” pop-up window will appear.
  10. Under the “General” tab, look for the “Username” and replace it with your username.
  11. Create your new local copy.
  12. Sync the model. Once syncing is done, you can now edit the element you wish to modify.

I hope you find this helpful.

Have a great day.

Cheers.

Power BI Tricks

Hello there, Allan Cantos here. Apologies if I’ve been so quiet last month as lots of things happened in my personal life, however, nothing to worry, all were good ones.

Today, I’d like to share to you a tricks or perhaps it’s not a rick but rather a remedy if you happen to encounter the same issue I encountered while working with Power BI.

I was working in Power BI Desktop finalizing my dashboard before publishing it and when I am ready to publish it, to my surprise, the “Multi-row card Title” filter that I applied didn’t show up in the published version.

You noticed the difference between the two versions in the yellow green background cards?

I did some test and found a solution and I am more than happy to share this with you. We all learn from each other anyway. If you happen to have other solutions to the problem I encountered, please do share it by adding your comments below.

Ok, here’s what I did. First I turn-off the “Title” filter of my Multi-row card.

Next, I published my dashboard and replace the dataset.

After that, I went back to my Power BI desktop and turn-back-on the
“Title” filter of my Multi-row card. Publish again and replace the dataset and your published version will now be the same as the one you have in Power BI Desktop.

Next time, I’m going to teach you how to duplicate your page and use your next data for the next stage without breaking the link to the selection filter.

As before, if you find it helpful, don’t forget to leave a comment. Thanks and have a great day.

Cheers.

Revit: Finding a Missing Pop-up Window

Recently, I encountered once again a problem in accessing a pop-up window that supposes to be on your screen but nowhere to find. Because our office setting is you can move from one desk to another, you are free to choose where you want to sit. I had this problem in Revit 2018 and just recently when someone asked me to do some bit of work in Revit 2017, and I need to export a view, it happened again.

when you access a tool or command, you are supposed to see a dialogue box or pop-up window relating to that command, but the box/window doesn’t appear and it seems to lock your software? Believe me or not, in many cases, the dialogue box/pop-up window is open somewhere else, but it’s in the ghost screen, so it does not appear on your screen. I tried to locate it using [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Delete] but to no avail.

To solve this problem, you only need to press [Alt] + [Spacebar] then “M” from your keyboard and followed by your arrow keys or using your mouse.

I hope this helps. Have a great day.

Cheers.