How to change the application icon

Hi everyone. I hope you are all well.

Today we will look at changing the application icon of our software so we can easily identify its software version. See images below for how they look before and after.

My application icons before
Clouseup view of the application icons before modification
My application icons after
Modified application icons closeup view

Before we proceed, please visit the Parallax Website to download the free application icons that they have developed and save it to your local drive.

In this example, we will be changing the icon of our Revit 2016.

Go to your C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit 2016, look for the ‘Revit.exe‘. file and create a desktop shortcut if you don’t have one yet available on your desktop.

Create a desktop shortcut of your application if you don’t have one yet available on the desktop.

Then on your desktop, right click on that newly created application icon and you’ll see the option to change the icon.

Once done changing the icon, right-click again and select ‘Unpin from Taskbar’ if it’s already pinned then pin it back to the taskbar to show the new icon.

I hope this helps. Have a great day.


How to Create a Revit Line with Text Symbol

Let’s back to basic.

No Dynamo skills required.

Here is the Revit video tutorial on how to create a line with a text symbol.

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Hope you like the video! Thanks for watching! Please, don’t forget to hit the like button and share to your colleague.

Keep safe and God bless you all.


How to upgrade Revit 2018 model to Revit 2019 within BIM360 Platform?

I had a case recently where we need to upgrade the model, we have in the BIM360 platform, from Revit 2018 to Revit 2019.

Just recently, the Cloud Model Upgrade feature has been added to BIM 360 Design for BIM 360 Document Management-based projects. You should have the Project Admin access for you to perform the upgrade task. We will use this feature to upgrade our project and its interface should look like the image below.

I did a test upgrade first to check if there will be some error that will require my attention. Base on the result below, I’m good to upgrade my project to Revit 2019 or Revit 2020.

Before you finally convert your project to Revit 2019 (or Revit 2020) from Revit 2018, I would suggest that you create a backup of the latest Revit 2018 model to your local drive or project server just in case something goes wrong. After that click the upgrade button.

Then you will be asked for the last time for final confirmation by confirming that you have read the important notes before upgrading.

Hit the upgrade button and get some cup of tea or coffee then you can work with your other projects while the upgrade is performing on the background.

An automated e-mail notification is sent from BIM 360 to let you know the status of the upgrade process.

I hope you find this useful.

Have a great day.