Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's not me; It's you!

After a year or more working in a certain version of Revit, it is natural to notice subtle changes when switching to a newer one. So it comes as no surprise that I’ve been noticing how difficult it is in Revit 2012 (even with SP1) to select wtf-monkeysomething. I’ve had other users point out the same thing so I don’t think I’m losing my mind just yet. What’s up with that?

When hovering over objects, they used to pre-highlight seamlessly but in 2012, this seems to have broken down. I wonder if this is a side-effect of the new solid color you get when selecting something, or perhaps the ghosting functionality? Who knows…it’s really annoying and I hope it gets fixed soon!

Edit: Seems that this issue is specific to HD 3000 on-processor graphics on the second generation Intel chips (i7) and also coupled with curtain walls used for tilt-up walls (basic walls used for panels). The combination of these made things very weird when pre-highlighting but it seems that disabling hardware acceleration helps reduce the problems.



Jason Grant said...

Its you... works the same way for me in 2012 as it did in 2011. Try turning off the hardware acceleration if you have it on or maybe a new graphics driver.

Dave Baldacchino said...

We've updated drivers and still no dice. I wonder if this is some sort of incompatibility with the new core i7s and the on-chip graphics (no separate video card). We have several new machines configured like this and all exhibit the same issue. I'll be testing on a different machine shortly to see if the lack of proper pre-highlighting when zoomed out goes away. Anyway, gotta love that monkey...

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