Go Away Missing Elements! “Collaboration for Revit”

The Collaboration for Revit cloud service connects Revit project teams so that they can work better together on shared models. Multiple users can co-author Revit models working together on a model stored within a project in the cloud.

Communicator chat tool helps with project team members communicate while working within Revit project models in real-time. Sharing screenshots to add more clarity to the discussion.

BIM 360 Team integration provides centralized access to Revit models and project data to all team members via a cloud-based platform. You can add markups in BIM 360 Team to communicate design changes that should be made to the Revit model. From here you can manage models and users in a BIM 360 Team project from within Revit.

But what happens when things go haywire? Ever seen the dreaded “missing elements” error?

Here is a article on Autodesk’s knowledge library to help fix it after the fact. LINK

But how about just avoiding it in the first place? One suggestion from Autodesk is to “always” use the “audit” check box when opening C4R models. I know, I know, this will slow down the process but I would rather do this then play with journals files, wouldn’t you?

Recently Autodesk released 2017.2.2 and 2018.1.1 for Revit. Now supposedly this is going to fix these issues going forward. I think I might still use the “audit” until I hear otherwise…

Remember, your entire team needs to be on the same patch for this to work correctly…

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