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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

10 Revit.ini Customizations - The Revit Clinic

More great Revit best practices and tech tips. Ever wonder what it would take for someone to start with Revit today and absorb all of this information? Too bad they didn't start two or three years ago like many of you did or even eight years ago like the old timers.

Source: http://revitclinic.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/03/10-revitini-customizations.html

The Revit.ini file is located in the “\Revit Product Version\Program” folder and contains the variables, paths, recent files and other settings Revit will utilize.

If you do not see a particular line in your Revit.ini you can add it manually or simply toggle the related feature under the Revit Options. This should add the line in the Revit.ini where you can modify it.

Also when making changes ensure to close and re-open Revit for the change to fully take effect.

I’ve included a sampling of lines, and what the setting will do when you modify or add the line to your Revit.ini file. Prior to making any modifications create a backup of the Revit.ini file.

1. SuppressNewFeaturesWorkshop=


Setting this line to 1 will not show the New Features Workshop at startup; setting it to 0 will.

2. AllowPressAndDrag=


Setting this line to 1 will enable Press & Drag; setting it to 0 will disable Press & Drag.

3. TempDimFontSizeInPoints=

You can control the temporary dimension size using the process in the technical solution here.

4. ShowViewCube=


If you wish to see the View Cube by default set this to 1; if you wish to turn off the View Cube at startup set this to 0.

5. UseGraphicsHardware=


This determines if Revit will launch with DirectX Hardware Acceleration by default. If you set it to 0 Hardware Acceleration will be disabled. If you set it to 1, Hardware Acceleration will be enabled. If you don’t see this line, by enabling acceleration in options it will be added to the Revit.ini.

6. SuppressGraphicsHardwareWarning=


Related to #5; if you do not wish to see the Hardware Acceleration warning below each time when modifying the Hardware Acceleration checkbox under options, set this value to 1.


7. SuppressShowMassWarning=


If you set this value to 1, Revit will not display the following dialog box when creating a mass when Show Mass is turned off:


8. TooltipAssistance=


There are 4 Tool Tip Assistance settings under options and 4 corresponding number values which are included below:

None - TooltipAssistance=0
Minimal – TooltipAssistance=1
Normal – TooltipAssistance=50
High - TooltipAssistance=99

9. DisplayRecentFilesPage=


If you would like to disable the Recent Files page set this value to 0. To enable set to 1.

10. Maximized=


If you want Revit to launch maximized and fill up the display set this variable to 1. Note that if you reduce the window size before you close it, Revit will set this back to 0 and remember the window size you reduced it to for the next launch.

10 Revit.ini Customizations - The Revit Clinic


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