That Standard Which Just Wouldn’t Transfer

You know I usually don’t indulge in super-technical posts about Revit, but this one I have to share. It happened last week, while I was covering for one of our Coordinators who called in sick.   Has it ever happened to you when you hit “Transfer Project Standards” and you are trying to transfer a View […]

You know I usually don’t indulge in super-technical posts about Revit, but this one I have to share. It happened last week, while I was covering for one of our Coordinators who called in sick.

 

Transfer Project Standards

Has it ever happened to you when you hit “Transfer Project Standards” and you are trying to transfer a View Template from one file to the other and nothing happens? Now, usually what you do (as Autodesk suggests) is to transfer them into a blank file and then into your target file from there. Sometimes even this doesn’t work.

You might try violent methods.

There was a very violent one provided here by Harry Mattison of Boost your BIM.

The solution I found was suggested through a mix of threads on AUGI, found by my architect who was having the issue, and by using the TransferSingle plug-in by Juan Osborne, suggested by another of our Coordinators.

TRansferSingle

It wasn’t able to transfer all View Templates but in the error log it plainly stated, clear as day, what the problem was for Revit.

Apparently, View Templates won’t transfer if you somehow have duplicates in your Object Styles. In my case, I found a couple of lines called “Lines” under the Detail Item section.

Object Styles Duplicate

If you go into your object styles and delete the redundant ones (in my case I was able to do it manually, but you might also want to try to automate this), then try again to transfer, everything goes smoothly.

I was able to replicate this, so apparently this indeed is stll the issue, as it was with Revit 2016 before they somehow hotfixed it.

 

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